We are very excited start a new year of learning together and look forward to welcoming you to our online school for the 2021-2022 school year!
Start of School: Sept 7th, 2021
Please mark your calendars! The first day of the 2021-2022 school year for our high school program is Tuesday, September 7, 2021. All online courses are delivered through Brightspace by D2L and will be open on the first day of school, starting at 9:00 am. Course requests for the Fall Semester only are currently being processed and should be visible in Power School starting on Sept 1st. We thank you for your patience as we work quickly to upload thousands of requested courses.
Please Note: Students who are also taking on-site classes at the Career and Technology Centre (CTC), located at Lord Shaughnessy School begin in-person classes on Friday, Sept 3. Please check the CTC website for further detail.
Second Upload: Sept 13th
Students who transferred to CBe-learn by Sept 7th, will gain access to their courses in Brightspace by D2L starting on Monday, Sept 13th at 9:00am
Technical Help (logging in & passwords)
We encourage all students to try logging into Brightspace in advance to ensure their accounts are active. Students should go to d2l.cbe.ab.ca to log in and to receive help instructions.
If you are having any technical problems logging in, please contact:
403-817-7996, or ParentTechnicalSupport@cbe.ab.ca
We have a "things you need to know" document that contains many helpful tips and resources students and families new to online learning have utilized heavily as they prepared for a year of learning with CBe-learn. It is recommended all students in grades 7-12 take some time to review the tips enclosed in this document.
Senior High Courses Offered at CBe-learn
Students in Grades 10,11 and 12 have the opportunity to experience a different online learning structure with subject-area specialists teaching each course. All online courses in Grades 10-12 operate inside the Brightspace by D2L learning management system.
Core Academic Courses
Career & Technology Studies (CTS)
Students are able to pick their CTS course based on an associated pathway. CBe-learn has the following CTS offerings:
CBe-learn is continually developing new online courses as demand increases and as expertise among staff develops. CBe-learn reserves the right to cancel any course, including due to insufficient student registration.
Programs for Senior High
The sections below apply to full-time CBe-learn senior high students. For other ways to take online courses through CBe-learn, visit:
A Typical Week Online
Similar to a traditional in-person school, at the Senior High level, full-time CBe-learn students can anticipate dedicating between 6-8 hours per week per course. Course outlines are available within the introduction to each course to review further detail (structure, organization, assignments, weightings, etc.).
Students are expected to maintain a regular presence within their online course. Daily work is recommended for students to be successful in their work. Students are required to participate in class discussions and group work and submit all assignments. Indicators of participation include responding to email or text discussion postings in a timely fashion, contributing to online and Live Room discussions, submitting coursework, making presentations or reports, and attending in-person exams as required.
Characteristics of a Successful Online Senior High Student
Organizational skills are essential to success in an online learning environment. Our teachers have come up with some suggestions that may help:
- The student workspace should be in a place in the house that is away from daily distractions.
- If other family members use this workspace, students need a dedicated space for their school materials.
- Students learning online must develop strong organizational and time management skills:
- Keep a weekly calendar/whiteboard/agenda at the workstation
- Prior to the start of classes each week, look through each course’s news item and write the priorities for the week on the weekly agenda.
- For example, record all of the synchronous class sessions that must be attended, all assignments that are due on which days, and tests/quizzes that must be taken.
- Keep a regular schedule. Set your alarm clock to go off at the same time each day. This is healthier for your body and will foster good daily habits.
- Take breaks during the day. It is very important for you to get up and move regularly. Take your dog for a walk, stretch, do a physical activity. It is also important for your eyes to have a break from the computer monitor. Don’t forget to come back to work!
- Keep your work area tidy.
- Work on one project/course at a time.
- If you have any questions, ask them immediately. Don’t wait as it could put you behind in your assignment completion. The teachers are there to help you through your work. Don’t be afraid to contact them as necessary.
- Keep a positive attitude and remember, help is only a click away!