Online learning

What is Online learning?

At Douglas College, online learning primarily revolves around Blackboard. Collaborate, Zoom (for classes and meetings) and Kaltura (for media creation and sharing) are commonly integrated with Blackboard to enhance the learning experience. A reliable internet connection is essential for accessing Blackboard's web-based platform. For technical assistance regarding Blackboard issues, feel free to reach out to Information Technology Services.

What can I expect from Online learning?

Instructors use Blackboard and related tools differently depending on the course format: Enhanced, Hybrid and Fully-online. Common tasks include accessing course materials, messaging instructors and classmates, submitting assignments, taking quizzes, participating in discussions, viewing grades, collaborating on group work, checking the course calendar and sharing multimedia files.

Enhanced courses use Blackboard alongside classroom instruction, while Hybrid courses blend in-person and online activities. Fully-online courses are conducted entirely online. Instructors may use Zoom, Collaborate and Kaltura for online sessions and assignments. Additional resources are available on Blackboard under Student Resources.


Access Blackboard using your CNA credentials for course materials. Explore student resources and practice courses to become fully familiar with features.

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Online learning requirements

Ensure your device meets the minimum specifications for online courses. Familiarize yourself with Blackboard, Respondus LockDown Browser, Turnitin, Zoom and Microsoft 365.

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Video conferencing tools

Access Zoom and Microsoft Teams for virtual class sessions, meetings, and collaboration. Zoom offers video/audio conferencing, while Teams support group work and file sharing. 

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Kaltura is a media repository in Blackboard, used for uploading, sharing, and organizing educational media. Access through Blackboard's Student Resources for support and guidance.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online platform offering thousands of expert-led video courses. Free for Douglas College students, accessible 24/7 on desktop and mobile devices.

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Open education resources

Learn more about Open education resources and Douglas College (Texidium DRP).

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