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 almost 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. 6, 2018Creative Commons license workshop

    Are you interested in using material that is Creative Commons-licensed?

    Would you like to create material and make it available under a Creative Commons license?

  2. Nov. 6, 2017Renison/Waterloo offers first online Arabic course in Canada

    With help from the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL), Renison University College launched the first phase of its online Arabic language program, the first of its kind in Canada. It was only through the innovative use of technology that this highly interactive language program overcame the obstacles involved with teaching a language online that uses a non-Latin script.

  3. Nov. 6, 2017New to teaching online?

    TEACHING ONLINE THIS WINTER? If you are new to teaching a fully online course at Waterloo, you may benefit from our Online Instructor Orientation workshop.

    Registration is now open for our January 4, 2018 workshop. 

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