Online learning

Last updated: March 18, 2022

Online learning is a classroom alternative. It used to be called distributed learning. With this style of learning, students can:

  • Connect with their B.C.-certified teacher from anywhere using the internet, phone or mail
  • Work with their teacher to reach goals in their learning plan
  • Take a program or course online or by web conferencing, teleconferencing, correspondence, etc.
  • Get support through opportunities for in-person learning and interactions with other students

Flexibility for students. Students will be able to sign up for online learning with their local online learning school or, in 2023, a provincial online learning school.

Learning from home. B.C. has a long history of helping students learn from home successfully. Online learning continues to provide a flexible option for students to learn from home that meets provincial education standards. Find out how online learning is different from homeschooling.


What to expect this year

Online and distributed learning programs will stay the same for the 2022/23 school year.


How to sign up for online learning

Enrol in online learning by contacting a school or district.


Online learning in 2023/24

See how online learning will work. Find out if you need to change courses or programs.


Information for administrators

Look up online learning policies and processes.


We want to hear from you!

Share your thoughts or ideas about the online learning experience. This will help us continue to grow and shape the future of online learning.

Get in touch by email: EDUC.OLFeedback@gov.bc.ca.


Jobs for educators

If you're interested in teaching online, check with schools or districts that offer online learning to find out about job opportunities and requirements.