Ontario, meet your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a dynamic learning platform, powered by D2L’s Brightspace. The VLE is provided by the Ministry of Education at no cost to Ontario publicly-funded school boards. Ontario's VLE includes digital portfolios, assignments, rubrics, lessons linked to curriculum expectations, quizzes, and much more!
All K-12 public school teachers (at publicly-funded school boards) in Ontario have free access to Brightspace through Ontario’s VLE. To get the VLE for your classroom or school, use the list to the right to find your login page and get your Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching (TELT) contact information.
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A four-step training plan for educators
VLE Training Resources
VLE training resource videos
Learn how the VLE can help you be more effective, engaging, and efficient
Resources for Parents
A guide to Brightspace and supporting learning at home
Ministry Educator Webinars
Watch professional learning webinars organized by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Click for French
Resources for K-12
Explore content created by our team of education experts
What does the VLE Offer?
Brightspace Portfolio, Discussion board, activity feed, and more!
Lessons you can align to curriculum standards
Ministry content to support school board initiatives
Parent Portal (requires school board approval)
Assessment and data: tracks student progress at classroom, school and school board levels
Secure and reliable: ISO 27001 certification, and annual security audits. 99.99% uptime
Integrates with third-party tools including Google Drive™ online storage service and SIS systems
24/7/365 phone and support for educators, students, and parents
Brightspace by D2L is part of the comprehensive learning suite that is Ontario’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). With all of the features of Brightspace and extensive Ministry content, the VLE helps Ontario educators do what they do best – teach!
In my class we view ourselves as a community. This includes my students, their families, other teachers and me. The [VLE] platform allows me to not only create this community but support it. Each day my students are able to connect, interact and access authentic learning tasks and it is all organized for them on our site…
Ontario’s VLE is an amazing place for educators to gather resources and enhance what they are doing. It is a safe and secure environment that allows our students and our educators to document what they are doing and go further with their education. That wouldn’t be possible without it [the VLE]