The public can access these courses as Guests.

Are you ready to learn online? is a course intended for adult learners to get as sense about what kind of activities they may encounter when learning online. Read more about this course. This course can be used in a blended learning enviroment with the support of an instructor. To request access to this course, please contact Matthias Sturm.

Matthias Sturm and Tracey Mollins developed this course for AlphaPlus in 2011/12.

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Learn about the exciting world of the art that surrounds us!

This course is aimed at students who want to expand their creative minds and learn about both artists and art. During the fours weeks of this course you will debate the definition of art, learn about important Canadian artists, and look at and talk about different art forms.

Enroll!  Learn with others online!  Expand your mind!

The painting above is by Chris Braman.

Chris Braman developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus in 2008.

Canadian History

What do maps, charts, timelines, cartoons, and pictures all have in common?

They are all resources that can help us learn about Canadian history!

Enroll in this course and explore Canada's history from Confederation to the present day!

Linda Wright developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus in 2008.


This is a short course about Earth Day 2009.

Nancy Friday developed and delivered this course onsite to introduce learners in a community-based program to online learning in one evening.


Why do employers use hiring tests?
How do you feel about taking tests?
What is tested in hiring tests?

In this course we will explore these questions, try out some hiring tests, and share test-taking tips.

Learn how to put your best foot forward when you apply for jobs and take tests!

Mary Anne Doyle developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus in 2008.

This course will show you some tricks that may help you remember your multiplication facts more easily.  You will do activities that  give you practice working with the multiplication table.  There are no tests.  Try it out!

Tim Nicholls Harrison developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus in 2007.

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Are you new to learning online? The tool used to create the online courses here is called Moodle. Funny name, eh! Moodle is a short name that stands for this big name:
Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
The short name Moodle sounds pretty good now, doesn't it!

Guests accessing this course cannot complete the actual Moodle activities, but can learn about Moodle by reading and watching the videos.

Stephanie Park developed and piloted this course for AlphaPlus in 2011.

Sharing Stories

We hear stories about celebrities and famous people all the time. What about our friends and the people in our families? What are their stories? What can we learn from them? What are our stories? What can people learn from us?

In this course we will look at art, poetry, songs, videos, interviews, conversations and other ways people tell stories. We will practice listening, critical thinking, writing an opinion, and using technology to learn in new ways. Join us if you want to talk about:

    • All the ways people tell stories
    • Why stories are important
    • The stories from our communities
    • The stories we would like to tell and how we will tell them

Tracey Mollins developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus in 2008.


Does the idea of algebra send chills up your spine?

Are you thinking about starting an algebra course and not sure if you are ready?

Letters for Numbers: A First Look at Algebra will give you a gentle introduction to this important topic in math.

Gina Bennett developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus in 2008.

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Explore ways that literacy learners are using technology to tell their stories.

This course introduces you to seven Ontario adult literacy students who use technology tools to share their literacy message with the world.

Nancy Friday developed and delivered this course for AlphaPlus at provincial literacy events in Ontario in 2008.