You will receive everything necessary to complete your program, including software, textbooks, unlimited support, online services and computer equipment.* No hidden fees!
Plus, once you graduate, you get to keep all of your materials - books, software, even the computer!** It’s our gift to you for a job well done.
Our student website will walk you through your entire program and give you access to everything necessary for success, including:
You will receive, registered in your name, all of the educationally licensed software required for your chosen program.
Depending on your program, this can include the latest versions of:
In addition to all of the carefully chosen textbooks necessary for the program, you will receive a student binder that includes:
Our computers meet or exceed the requirements of the newest industry-standard software. You have your choice of a custom-built PC, a laptop, or, for some programs, a Mac Mini. Our desktops and the Mac Mini include:
The laptops meet much the same requirements.
Note: Not all programs include all computer options due to system requirements. Please check with your Admissions Representative to ensure your chosen computer is compatible with your chosen program.
Accepting computer equipment from CD-ED is optional - not mandatory.
*Students are not compelled to use CD-ED Equipment. Speak to an Admissions Specialist for more information.
**Computer is the property of the Centre for Distance Education. Upon graduation, the graduate is awarded ownership of the computer.
CD-ED uses a Learning Management System that allows a complete online education experience. You’ll be given a web address and login information that brings you to a webpage which includes everything you’ll need.
You will receive a phone call at the start of your program to be introduced to our staff, the student materials, and the support website.
In addition, you’ll be enrolled into an Orientation program at the LMS website that explains in detail the policies and regulations, how to work each week, what we expect from you, and even some tips for online education success.
Your student binder will instruct you as to which books, software, and assignments you will work on each week.
In addition to step-by-step textbooks, your assignments may be based on proprietary video tutorials as well as lessons written by your instructor.
Note: availability of proprietary lessons varies per program.
Any files necessary to complete each week’s assignments will be available on the LMS site.
The LMS uses web-based forms to submit assignments. Each week’s assignments are clearly marked and easily submitted.
As assignments are submitted, the instructor is notified via email from the LMS. The instructor then personally evaluates your assignment and leaves formative and constructive feedback for you. The LMS will send you an email to let you know that the mark and feedback are available.
Your LMS profile will include a link to a report card that is updated for you weekly by your instructor. You will be able to track your progress both academically and within your schedule.
Online tests are available in many subjects which allow the student to be evaluated immediately on any theory-based projects, at any time day or night.
You’ll have access to academic, technical and administrative support via email, online forms, and toll-free phone. Support is unlimited; contact us as often as required.
The online tutorial centre includes tips for:
Students and staff can use our online chat forums to discuss classes, careers, and everyday life. We are proud to be supporting such a lively, dedicated community of online learners.
Our Guidance Counsellor is available for time management & study skills coaching, or an ear to listen if you are having problems. Our online guidance office also includes hundreds of helpful articles on personal topics such as depression, stress, study skills, anxiety and learning disabilities.
CD-ED has a full Career Guidance Program. In addition, your instructors are available throughout your program to answer questions about the industry you’re preparing to enter with your new skills.
CD-ED is constantly seeking better hardware, software and learning materials for our students. We are conservative about making changes to our programs of study, but we do make occasional changes in our computer hardware, software, and learning materials. These specifications are subject to change without notice, but you can be confident that any changes will be upgrades - instituted to the advantage of students. All changes in learning materials are subject to approval by the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
Note: All teaching is in English and your proficiency in the English language should be adequate for the level of study you wish to take.
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