Online learning has advantages, especially if you are "learning while earning" or are simply too far away to commute to training.

If you are thinking about online learning with Lakeland College, there are some basics you should know:
  • Access to a computer and high speed internet
  • The right browser and browser support (see technical requirement drop down)
  • All of our courses are taught in English
  • You will need to commit about 4-6 hours per week per course
  • If you don't have a high school diploma, you might not be able to transfer credit to another post-secondary institution.

If you decide you want to take a course, you have to apply to be accepted into the program. You may apply at any time. However courses are offered by term. If you apply between terms, you will have to wait until the next term starts. Once you are accepted, you register for courses. You need to register at least 2 weeks before the course start date. This gives us time to get you any resources such as text books that you might need for your course.

Check the drop downs below for more information on how you can be successful taking an online course.

What We Expect View More ∇
Our students should:
  • have access to a computer and high speed internet
  • have a supported browser and browser tools
  • have computer and web skills in order to do course work
  • read and write in English as all of our courses are conducted in English
  • be prepared to submit course work and complete exams within the timelines provided
  • register for their online course at least 2 weeks before the start date
Tips for Success View More ∇
Time management is a critical part of taking an online course. Because you don't have a scheduled time to be in a classroom, you often must schedule time to work on the course. Here are some helpful hints.
  1. Commit about 4 to 6 hours per week to your program.
  2. Pace yourself--often it's easier to complete an hour a day instead of cramming all the work into a single evening or weekend.
  3. Plan your work--Look over your assignments and create a calendar with deadlines. This road map will help you manage your time and get you to your destination.
  4. Know yourself--If you procrastinate, identify how you waste time and learn strategies to improve your time management.
  5. Check out the writing lab web page for more information.
  6. You can also check out our free online resources including Grammarly, eTutor Alberta and online study skills.
Register early View More ∇
Registering, at least 2 weeks before your course starts, is important. This gives us enough time to get you any materials you may need.

Use the green register now button on top right, or go to register now.
Learn from Study Tips View More ∇
If you think time management might be an issue for you, or you just want some study skills. Included are:
Technical requirements View More ∇
Most Lakeland College online courses will use Lakeland's learning management system, Desire2Learn.

You aren't limited to a particular type of computer or smart device. But, you do have to have particular browsers and other software.

Currently supported browsers are listed below.

Your system must also:
  • have JavaScript
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater on a personal computer  to use the record audio and record video features

Supported Browsers

Desktop Tablet & Mobile 
  • Microsoft Edge
  • for maintenance only Internet Explorer (IE) 11
Microsoft Surface
Operating system: Windows 8
Browser: Internet Explorer 11

Mozilla Firefox - latest version  Android
Operating system:
Android 4, 4+
Browser: Android

Chrome - latest version Apple
Operating System:
iOS 6, 7, 8, 9 &10
Browser: Safari latest version
Safari - latest version
Blackberry (mobile only)
Operating system: BlackBerry 7, 10
Browser: latest Blackberry

For online available browsers, please check their sites for the latest version. Chrome. Mozilla Firefox.
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