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.

  1. Oct. 1, 2018Open Access Day

    Please join us for Open Access Day on Thursday, October 25, 2018. This will be a day-long conference of speakers and workshops discussing the various methods, benefits and challenges of Open Access, and the services and resources available to scholars across the university.

  2. Sep. 13, 2018Fall 2018 Online Instructor Luncheon

    Are you teaching online this term?  If you are, please join us at our start-of-term Online Instructor Community of Practice Luncheon on:

    Thursday September 27, 2018, Noon to 1:30 PM
    East Campus 3, 1st Floor, Training Room A

  3. Sep. 5, 2018Experiential Learning in the Classroom

    Experiential Learning using Riipen

    Instructors, are you interested in incorporating an experiential learning opportunity into your online or on-campus course next term? You should consider taking part in Waterloo’s Riipen pilot project.  Riipen is a micro-experiential learning platform facilitating connections among students, educators, and industry partners such as local companies, community organizations, government agencies and Non-Government Organizations.

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