Distance Learning

Education and Training 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.

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.

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

Letter (Adobe PDF 281 KB)

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 Blackboard Learn 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 136 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 from Blackboard. 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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