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. Mar. 4, 2019Open Education Week

    Open Education Week, which runs from March 4 - 8, 2019, celebrates the open education movement and raises awareness of open education work and its impact on teaching and learning.

    Waterloo campus events:

  2. Jan. 10, 2019Online Learning featured in the uWaterloo Magazine

    Online Learning, and the Centre for Extended Learning, are featured in the Fall 2018 Special Learning Edition of the University of Waterloo Magazine. 

    ONLINE DEGREES LET YOU ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT

    In math, as in life, there’s never just one way to arrive at the right answer. It’s why a flexible, learning-centred approach to education just makes sense.

  3. Nov. 23, 2018New Videos for Adult Learners

    We've just released 5 video modules to help adults who are thinking about going back to school part-time or online.  No matter what stage of the journey you're at, there is something for everyone who wants to continue their education.

    The modules cover:

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