OntarioLearn Student Guide

Important Information about OntarioLearn Courses at SLC

Review the information in this guide to help you prepare for your course(s). Some documents are available to download.

The OntarioLearn system serves as a virtual classroom for your course, that you can attend anytime. It is recommended that learners log in to their course at least once a week. Here, you can interact with your fellow students and your facilitator(s) through LMS-based discussions and receive and submit assignments.


person using laptop How to Register for an OntarioLearn Course – Domestic and International Full-Time Students 

  1. Within 2-3 business days students receive a username and temporary password from SLC Information Technology Services (ITS).
  2. Use the St. Lawrence College (SLC) username and temporary password to access the SLC student portal
  3. OntarioLearn course portal access will be emailed to registered students 4-5 days prior to the course start date.


Registered students will receive access to their course(s) 4-5 days prior to the course start date. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of February 2024, all students will be required to use their St. Lawrence College student email and password to access courses through the OntarioLearn portal. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your St. Lawrence College student email address and the password provided to you in the “Your OntarioLearn Log In Details” email sent to your student email address.
  3. Once you complete your first login you will have the opportunity to update your password.
  4. Use your St. Lawrence College email address and new password for all subsequent logins.

To help you with this process view the video tutorial: Your Guide to login to the OntarioLearn Portal 

calendar iconDownload the OntarioLearn Critical Dates 

OntarioLearn additional information

Technical requirements include: 

  • Regular access to a computer. One of the following:
    • PC: Windows XP, or higher; OR
    • Mac: OS X 10.5, or higher
  • High-speed broadband access (LAN, Cable, or DSL) is highly recommended

Tip: Recommended Browsers - Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 10 or higher. Test browser compatibility here: Browser Checker 

OntarioLearn Technical Support is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Forgot your OntarioLearn username/password? Having trouble connecting to your course in Support is available by telephone, ticket submission form, or online chat to assist you around the clock. Visit the Help Centre website for assistance: OntarioLearn Help.

St. Lawrence College Information Technology Services (ITS)

SLC ITS can assist you with issues with your SLC email account, or issues accessing, the student portal.

SLC ITS does not have access to OntarioLearn courses and does not support OntarioLearn learning management systems. See OntarioLearn Technical Support.

The courses are delivered in an online format using a Learning Management System (LMS) and are asynchronous, meaning that students are not required to be online at certain times for class instruction. There are no scheduled lectures or meeting times. Students progress, independently, through the course syllabus week by week, meeting all the curriculum requirements.

Tips for Being a Successful Online Learner

Course facilitators help/guide/assist learners to acquire, retain, and apply knowledge and skills in the form of support and constructive feedback. Students participate/interact with the facilitator and peers about course content via online discussions in the LMS.


Continuing Education has scheduled timeframes for registration, start and end dates, and withdrawal/refund requests. It is crucial to be aware of these dates to avoid any complications or potential refund issues. See OntarioLearn Critical Dates.

The policy for OntarioLearn courses may be found at the Continuing Education Refund/Withdrawal/Transfer policy. All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to in accordance with the policy requirements. – St. Lawrence College student portal

Need help in accessing your student hub? How-to guides and contact information for IT Services available here. is a student hub and provides you access to more resources at the College. In this portal you can access your student email address, view available SLC resources, final grades, enrolment history, library services, student wellness, etc. 

If you have previously taken a course with St. Lawrence College (either in person or online) you can continue to use your student email, username and password to access the student hub and take advantage of the SLC resources available.