Centre for Extended Learning (CEL)
East Campus 3 (EC3)
195 Columbia St. W.
Welcome to the Centre for Extended Learning
The Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) supports the design, development and delivery of online credit and non-credit courses for the University of Waterloo, offers professional development opportunities to the world, and advocates for adult, part-time and online learners.
"We've been extending learning and bringing Waterloo education to the world for more than 50 years."
Online credit course creation
Our talented team works with Waterloo's faculties and university colleges to provide world-class educational options in an online environment. We help faculty members and instructors develop academically rigorous courses and provide training and support to ensure Waterloo students succeed in their online academic endeavours.
Support for adult, part-time and online learners
CEL understands the additional complexities that adult, part-time and fully online learners face in your academic careers, and we advocate on your behalf with our University of Waterloo partners. Most services that are offered on-campus are available to all admitted students regardless of location.
Waterloo students taking online courses meet the same admission requirements as those in on-campus programs, and are held to the same high standards of educational excellence.
Non-credit, professional development opportunities
We can help you develop skills to strengthen your professional profile and enhance your knowledge. We offer an array of professional development opportunities in subject areas including business, leadership, project management, customer service, technology and communication.
- May 21, 2020
Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop: Copyright, Licensing, Searching, and Selection
Learn how to search for, and ethically use, open educational resources in your course materials. This introductory workshop covers copyright, licensing, sourcing, and selection of OERs.
- May 14, 2020
CEL has recently launched a new Open Education Resource called Fostering Engagement: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education which was designed for post-secondary instructors and teaching assistants who would like to better understand the critical role of online facilitation in online course delivery and build practical online facilitation skills and strategies that are relevant, effective, and authentic.
- Apr. 23, 2020
Templates for Remote Teaching now available for Instructors
Instructors, are you looking for a starting point for your LEARN course site in the spring term? We’ve created a site in LEARN which provides you with a simple and well-designed course structure, a series of template pages, and instructions on how to download and use each component. To access the site, click on “Self-Registration” on your LEARN homepage and select “Templates for Remote Teaching” from the list.