First launched in 2008, studyonline.ca is a 24/7 gateway that provides easy and quick access in English and French to up-to-date information on the more than 1,000 programs and 18,000 courses available online and at a distance from Ontario’s public colleges, universities, Indigenous institutes, district school boards, literacy and basic skills training providers, and skills development training providers.
It also features easy access to resources and support services for students interested in studying online and at a distance in Ontario, including direct links to live staff who can answer your questions about available programs and courses, help you register and other services.
The portal features:
- Google-like Search –Search for information on thousands of programs and courses offered online and at a distance by Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities, 9 Indigenous institutes, 76 district school boards, and 200 literacy and basic skills training providers, and 50 skills development training providers.
- Live Support – Connect live with staff at the Student Information Hotline, which includes the 1-877-999-9149 toll-free line, Live Chat or e-mail, or staff in one of the 116 local online learning centres across the province for help with all of your questions regarding online learning.
- Comprehensive Search Filters – Customize your results by using filters to search by institution, semester, field of study, delivery method, full-time or part-time, and more.
- Free Demos of Online & Distance Education Courses – Watch examples of courses for free to get a better idea of what online and distance learning is all about.
- Student Services –Discover links to hundreds of student support services available from Ontario’s colleges and universities, including academic advising, employment, credit transfer, financial assistance, libraries, online tutoring, and prior learning assessments.
- Interactive Map – Explore an interactive map that allows you to find one of Ontario’s 116 online learning centres nearby where you can get information and support with registration, access to technology, and can use audioconferencing, videoconferencing and web conferencing to take your courses.
studyonline.ca is developed in cooperation with student leaders from across the province. The Student Reference Group is currently composed of representatives from the College Student Alliance, the Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario, and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance and Regroupement étudiant franco-ontarien.
We are always open to feedback from our student users. Please contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions for how we can continue to grow and improve studyonline.ca.