Distance Learning

Manitoba Education is committed to providing high quality distance learning options that respond to the different needs of students, schools, and school divisions in order to support flexibility and increased educational opportunities for learners in Manitoba, regardless of geographic location.

Distance learning is a method of accessing courses of study even though learners and their teachers, instructors, or tutor/markers may be in different physical locations.

Distance learning provides program flexibility and equitable access to diverse learning opportunities, while at the same time respects local community decisions regarding program implementation.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a combination of traditional face-to-face classroom learning and online/remote learning. The exact combination of face-to-face with online/remote learning will look different for each teacher and their students, but a common aspect of any blended learning environment is the amount of student centered or student control of learning it allows. Students participate in determining how, when, and where they complete some of their learning.

Learning Management System Announcement

Manitoba Education is pleased to announce a partnership with Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Corporation to make a new online Learning Management System available to Manitoba learners and educators. The transition from the current system, Blackboard Learn, to D2L’s Brightspace will unfold over the course of the 2019/20 school year. Full implementation will take effect July 1, 2020.

Brightspace will be used for all new WBC courses effective April 6, 2020 and for all new ISO registrations by May 1, 2020. Blackboard Learn will continue to be available for delivery of existing courses until June 30, 2020.

For WBC, access to the new LMS may be requested by filling out the Brightspace Teacher Registration Form. Requests will be processed by Manitoba Education within 2 business days. Once processed, you will receive an email from Brightspace so you can log in and request WBC courses. For more information, refer to our FAQs – How to access the LMS and request a course ( 261 KB).

Additional information will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available.

Independent Study Option

The Independent Study Option (ISO) provides the opportunity and flexibility for both school-age and adult learners to study a wide range of grades 9 to 12 compulsory and optional distance education courses available as a PDF via the Learning Management System (LMS) or as a print based course.

Teacher Mediated Option (TMO)

The Teacher Mediated Option (TMO) is a unique way of delivering high school courses via audio teleconference classes. Students dial into the teleconferencing system and join the teacher on air for the class. All compulsory courses and a few elective courses are offered.
TMO Brochure (Adobe PDF 131 KB)

For more information please contact Tammy Kruse, TMO Teacher Leader.

Web-Based Course Option (WBC)

Web-based courses in Manitoba are available to schools wishing to deliver high school courses on the Internet. Manitoba uses a Learning Management System. While being delivered through the Internet, these courses are facilitated by a teacher who may be off-site.

Manitoba students must contact their local school/school divisions directly to discuss the web-based course options available to them.

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