Face-to-face learning is a priority in all our schools. To keep our learners and staff as safe as possible, COVID safe measures will be in place in our schools. These measures are in line with Public Health advice and outlined in the Department’s COVID-safe schools plan for Term 3 (PDF, 70KB).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students will be unable to attend their school. When students can’t attend, schools will communicate with parents and carers about support available to learners. Part of this support may include access to the Department of Education Virtual Learning Centre (VLC).
What is the Virtual Learning Centre (VLC)?
The VLC provides Tasmanian Government School students in Kindergarten to Year 12 with access to quality online learning programs.
Students in Kinder to Year 10 have access to online learning modules for their year level with a focus on reading and writing, number, science, physical activity and wellbeing. Students in Prep to Year 2 also have access to Phonics lessons.
Students in Years 11 and 12 are able to access a range of courses via Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT) through short term enrolments.
Who is the Virtual Learning Centre for?
Learning at home via the Virtual Learning Centre is available for students if they need to isolate due to COVID-19. If your child is a COVID-19 case, they can do online learning if they feel well, and return to school if they have no symptoms after seven days.
How to access?
Parents and carers should contact the school if their child requires access to the VLC.
The VLC is delivered through the Department’s online learning tool Canvas. Parents and carers will be provided with login details and information to access the VLC. (Student login details will be the same as their current Department of Education login.)
Access to devices and internet
Parents and carers will need to notify the school if their child does not have access to a device or the internet. Where possible, schools will be able to provide a device and/or internet dongle for temporary use.
What other supports will be available to my child while learning from home?
Parents and carers can use the Learning at home resources on the Department of Education website to complement the VLC resources.
How does it cater to my child’s individual learning needs?
The lessons in the year level VLC courses have options to help your child complete work at their level of ability. If your child has a Learning Plan in place, your school can arrange access to activities in the VLC that meet your child’s needs. Teachers with special education expertise have supported the development of the lessons. This is to ensure there are a variety of appropriate access points and activities for all levels.
How to get help
Support with using Technology
Support with using Canvas
General Virtual Learning Centre questions
For questions and feedback in relation to virtual learning please email email@example.com
Please visit the Teaching and Learning Centre (staff login)