Toronto Metropolitan University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s foremost provider of university-based adult education. With close to 20,000 annual distance enrolments, The Chang School is also a leader in online education, offering 377 online courses, most of which are degree-credit. Fourteen of our career-focused certificate programs can be completed entirely at a distance, while 21 of them are available in a hybrid, online/in-class format.

We currently develop more than 40 new online courses a year, and our course design is consistently recognized for its quality and relevance. Chang School courses are developed based on multicultural, interdisciplinary, and interprofessional principles that allow learners to compete on the global stage. Our courses are highly interactive, allowing learners to successfully practice techniques, further develop critical thinking, link to more in-depth reference materials, and apply theory to practice.

Our online courses provide opportunities for active and critical learning, with ongoing opportunities for self-assessment and facilitation throughout the learning process. Courses relate the learner’s prior knowledge and experience to new material; promote an open and positive environment that allows for social learning; allow for authentic problem-based learning that prepares learners for real world situations; and present information in a variety of ways, using rich media, where appropriate, to engage the learner’s emotions.

Toronto Metropolitan University Academic and Education Counselling
Counsellors assist students with educational planning and decision-making, both as undergraduates and in relation to graduate and professional studies.

Toronto Metropolitan University Career Counselling
Professional counsellors are available to provide Ryerson full and part-time degree students with one-on-one career and/or educational planning assistance.

Toronto Metropolitan University – Credit Transfer Information 
Transfer credits are courses completed at other accredited institutions that are assessed, and when granted, may be used toward Toronto Metropolitan University degree requirements.

Continuing Education Students’ Association
The association represents over 16,000 students registered in continuing education, distance education, off-campus, and part-time degree courses at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Toronto Metropolitan University Library & Archives
Toronto Metropolitan University has a mobile library as well as a searchable catalogue, research skills workshops, and more.

Toronto Metropolitan University Aboriginal Student Services
Toronto Metropolitan University provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.

Resources on How to Study Online Successfully (SOS)

DepartmentResource NameTypeDescriptionLink
Student SuccessStudying Online Learning ResourcesWebsite with PDFs, videos and textOnline learning requires the same amount of time and effort as an in-class course. This guide features tip sheets and videos.Click here