Big Changes are Coming Soon!

Here at the Centre for Online Learning, we’ve had a busy summer already. Not only are classes still in full swing, but we’ve also been in the middle of a major technology upgrade – one that will make working with us easier, better, and more convenient for students and instructors alike.

Without giving away all of our secrets, here’s the biggest change you’ll notice: All of our courses and lessons are currently being transitioned into an HTML platform, rather than the downloadable Word and PowerPoint versions we have worked with for so long. While this might not seem revolutionary, realize that it’s a major step forward. In fact, we are one of the first online high schools to be taking this step, putting us on par with several reputable universities that have already made the switch.

Here are few changes, improvements, and other issues to note:

Communication between students and teachers will be improved. Because attachments will no longer have to be traded back and forth, both students and teachers can see grades, updates, and other communications in real time.

Lessons will be more interactive. Likewise, instructors will now be able to add links, notes, and other tutorials directly onto HTML lessons.

Videos and other media can now be embedded in lessons. Tired of having to click through to YouTube, possibly losing your place in the process? Well, there’s no need to worry about that anymore, since videos, audio clips, photos, and other materials can now be embedded directly into lessons.

This will make it easier for our instructors stay up to date. HTML allows for smoother transitions between courses, semesters, and even different instructors, meaning that our classes can always stay up to date with a minimal amount of effort.

All student information will remain secure and private. Because your profiles and courses will remain password-protected, you don’t have to worry about other people viewing or borrowing your personal information.

You will still have the option to print lessons and materials. Because we know there are times when a hard copy is still preferred, you’ll have the option to print out lessons at home any time you’d like.

This is an exciting time at the Centre for Online Learning, and we hope you’re looking forward to the changes as much as we are. If you have any questions, or want to know how the shift to HTML will affect new and returning students, feel free to contact our offices today.

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