Distance Learning

While our students are at home, our teachers are reaching out to families through the Internet to provide opportunities for learning from a distance. Distance Learning will begin the week of April 6.

Secondary distance learning

Distance learning in our secondary schools is facilitated by your student’s teachers. For students in grade 9-12, the Ministry of Education guidelines include three hours of work per course per week through teacher-led learning, with a focus on achieving credits and working towards graduation.

In the DDSB, secondary students will be interacting with their teachers through a learning platform such as Google Classroom, D2L Brightspace or Moodle.  If your student is unaware of how to reach their teacher, please use the school contact list to email that teacher or contact the school principal.

Elementary distance learning

If your student’s teacher has not yet contacted your family after April 6th with information on how best to connect, please email them from the contact list on this website. Most of our junior and intermediate students will connect with their teachers through a Google Classroom. Many of our younger students are connecting to their classrooms through Google Sites. Their teachers will be reaching out to all families with contact information.

Kindergarten
For students in Kindergarten, the Ministry of Education guidelines include five hours of work per student/week through educator-led learning, with a focus on literacy and math. Educators will engage in assessment and evaluation of at home learning tasks.
Primary (Grades 1-3)

For students in grades 1 to 3, the Ministry of Education guidelines include five hours of work per student/week through teacher-led learning, with a focus on literacy and math. Educators will engage in assessment and evaluation of at home learning tasks.

Junior (Grades 4-6)

For students in grades 4 to 6, the Ministry of Education guidelines include five hours of work per student/week through teacher-led learning, with a focus on literacy, math, science and social studies. Teachers will engage in assessment and evaluation of the at home learning tasks.

Intermediate (Grades 7-8)

For students in grades 7 and 8, the Ministry of Education guidelines include 10 hours of work per student/week through teacher-led learning, with a focus on math, literacy, science, and history. Teachers will engage in assessment and evaluation of the at home learning tasks.

The following resources are available to help our students continue their learning at home and connect with their teachers. 

Accessing Resources

Students using Google Classroom, D2L or Moodle may access their online classes from the Student Mobile Campus link at the top of this site. Students log in using their DDSB credentials (student number followed by @ddsbstudent.ca and their password). If your child does not know their login information, please contact their teacher for help. 

For the most consistent experience, we encourage the use of a Chrome browser, if possible.  To avoid “You need permission and Access errors”, families may wish to create a Chrome profile for each student in the  household.

Student Mobile Campus screenshot

Distance learning troubleshooting and FAQs

FAQs and troubleshooting information for distance learning can be found on ddsb.ca

FAQs and Troubleshooting