Distance Learning

Web-Based Course Option

How it Works

Web-Based Course Development and Hosting

Education and Training supports web-based course development and delivery in a number of ways:

  • management of web-based course development
  • provision of a provincial Blackboard Learn licence and maintenance of a course server
  • provision of access to Blackboard Learn for teachers for course delivery and development
  • management of requests for access to web-based courses
  • training in use of Blackboard Learn and online pedagogy for online teachers
  • support for existing teacher users of Blackboard Learn
Top of page


To get started, teachers create a user profile on the WBC Request System to manage all of your web-based course requests. You will be notified by email when your course section(s) have been created. Both you and your school administrator will be notified when any requests for student accounts have been processed.

Top of page

Manitoba High School Students

Do not use the WBC Request System. Students must register for web-based courses through their school. Interested students are encouraged to contact their local school/school divisions directly to discuss web-based course options that may be available to them.

Do you have the skills necessary to be successful in an online course? Take the Student Readiness Quiz

Top of page

Adult Learners

Do not use the WBC Request System. Adult learners must register through Adult Learning Centres. For information on web-based course options for adults, please contact the Adult Learning and Literacy Branch at 204-945-8247, toll free 1-800-282-8069, extension 8247, or email all@gov.mb.ca.

Top of page

Schools/School Divisions

Schools may choose to provide WBC as a distance learning option according to school/division needs.

Schools/School Divisions may provide learners with opportunities for success in relevant and engaging on-line learning experiences by following recommended guidelines.

Guidelines for Supporting Learners in a Web-Based Course

  • acting in accordance with Education and Training's policies, including the procedures and guidelines for implementing WBCs
  • providing information and facilitating discussions that lead to informed decision-making by learners and parents considering a WBC
  • identifying an on-site facilitator(s) to support student learning
  • ensuring that any WBC not developed by Education and Training, but accessed by their learners, is congruent with Manitoba curriculum, and satisfies Education and Training's procedures and guidelines for recognizing and granting credits to meet graduation requirements in Manitoba
  • offering learners access to WBCs to enable them to meet graduation requirements, explore areas of interest, and meet specific learning needs
  • ensuring that the grades learners receive in WBCs are recorded and reported following established guidelines
  • developing local policies to support the operation of WBCs in their school/division, including how course fees, if any, will be handled
  • supervising educators involved in teaching WBCs to distance learners
  • providing opportunities for teachers of web-based courses to participate in professional learning about the pedagogy of distance learning and other skills needed for using the Learning Management System
  • ordering, administering, and marking required provincial standards tests for learners registered in WBCs.
Top of page