Resource Lists & Advice

The Learning Commons provides a wealth of learning resources, including a networked computer lab with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and a variety of other programs – as well as an extensive reference collection (print and digital), fiction, non-fiction, and magazines.

Resources for Learning from Home

General Resources:

CBE QuicklinksLinks to D2L, G Suite, eLibrary, Student Password Hub, Powerschool and more
BrightSpace Student Login Help and FAQ
Student Password HubThis tool can be used to change your password or reset it if you’ve forgotten it ONLY if you have already set up your security info. It’s a good idea to set up your security info at the Student Password Hub if you haven’t already done so that this feature is available if and when you need it!
Online Learning Guides for students and families
Calgary Public Library (CPL)As a CBE student, you have access to the CPL’s excellent online resources
▪ library card number/username: enter your gmail account
▪ password: 1234567
Resources available include the Rosetta Stone Library Solution for language learning, the Key study Guides (through Solaro), GALE Virtual Reference Library and more!

Interesting Free Resources that Support Learning

Khan Academy
Free online lessons in a wide variety of subject areas

Interesting interactive video-based lessons
Museums you can visit online
o NASA, the Louvre, the British Museum, Vatican Museum, etc
History, art, science, nature and more through virtual exhibits from Canada’s museums and heritage organizations
National Film Board of Canada
Canadian films, many for free 
CBC DocZone
Free documentaries and more
2Learn Subject Guideso Resources supporting curriculum subjects grouped by grade

Support from

Online Resource Center (ORC)

Guide for using the ORC
Get a account to access the following through the ORC:
▪ Peer-reviewed, full text articles (Academic OneFile)
▪ Canadian history/geography/literature/science (Canada in Context, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Early Canadiana Online, Peel's Prairie Provinces)
▪ Current and historical events (CBC News in Review - note: not full access)
▪ Educational videos (Curriculum Video on Demand) ▪ Gord Downie's The Secret Path
▪ Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
▪ Science articles, experiments, encyclopedia entries, images, audio and video clips (Science in Context) o In order to create an account, you may a jurisdictional username and password. Contact Ms. Darling at to obtain this information

Research Help

Encyclopedia.comMore than 200 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations
Sweet SearchConnects students with subject specific websites evaluated for reliable content 
Citation MachineCreates a bibliography and citations 
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