Elearning Design & Training Development

City: Sarnia
Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Sep Open


Take on an exciting career as an elearning designer. Create engaging and effective digital learning experiences for learners of all ages and backgrounds using various tools and technologies.

The traditional modes of classroom-based training are rapidly changing due to advancements in learning technology and more innovative media formats. The tech-savvy students and employees of today demand more personal and interactive ways to teach. Educators and industry are seeing the importance of how they teach to better accommodate the emerging generation of digital-age learners.

The Elearning Design & Training Development, Ontario College Graduate Certificate complements the practical skills of educational professionals by adding technology-based, online and mobile learning tools that can be effectively integrated into the learning and teaching environment. Learning management systems of today will be the key to unlocking a better educated student and employee in the future.

As a mobile college, this program aligns with the Lambton College strategic mandate to be a leader in mobile educational technology. The program curriculum will focus on meeting the growing need for highly skilled professional educators to assume leadership roles in program and instructional design, development, evaluation and online facilitation.

Students develop proficiency with industry-standard online learning tools including Articulate Storyline, LMS', Camtasia, Web Conferencing Applications; as well as e-learning, QA and AODA standards.

This program is designed to demonstrate the integration of multiple platform teaching technologies for individuals currently responsible for such roles as professional development within corporations, government and the public sector, as well as for online learning developers. Graduates can expect to develop and expand their knowledge of educational theory using state-of-the-art educational technologies.

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Admission Requirements

  • University degree in arts, design, or education fields or equivalent

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College's sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.5

- or -

  • TOEFL iBT 79

- or -

  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

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  • Term 1 $9,410.48
  • Term 2 $8,624.56
  • Term 3 $9,324.56
  • Co-op Term $0.00
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Fall 2024 Fees

The above costs represent fees for students starting this program in Fall 2024. Current students can see current term fees by logging into mylambton.ca.

Additional Fees

WIL Project Fees

Students who are not successful in securing a co-op or fail to meet the co-op requirements will need to register in CPL-5559 WIL Project.

There is an additional fee of $2,100 for each student enrolled in the WIL Project course.

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third party insurance provider.

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Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Please be aware that a Mac computer is not compatible with the software required for this program.


Instructional Design

In this course, students begin to examine the process for planning curricula and designing learning experiences to ensure desired performance outcomes are achieved. Students explore instructional design models used to support synchronous and asynchronous learning and the components that make up a framework for building competence. The design of the learning experience is central, from creating measurable learning objectives to identifying how to align each objective to learning activities and evaluations.

Assessing Performance Needs

This course provides frameworks and techniques for assessing needs in a workplace context that leads to the identification of learning and other performance solutions. Students learn the steps taken when assessing performance needs, and they develop the knowledge and skill to address the right problem(s) and cause(s), identify the best solution(s) and determine how to evaluate performance results.

Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

Intellectual Property, Copywright & Ethics in Online Research

Students are introduced to the essentials of intellectual property in research and writing for the academic and professional settings. Students learn to cite according to ethical and Canadian copyright standards as well as assess professional-standard research and online academic publications.

Evaluating Learning

Evaluating Learning focuses on the relationship between learning and assessments. Students will therefore, identify, evaluate and create learning objectives and learning outcomes. Throughout the course, students will explore the differences between formative and summative evaluations and, in which circumstances they are used. They also will develop materials used to evaluate learning objectives, as well as, have the opportunity to practice building surveys, tests, and rubrics to use as methods of assessing students learning.

Facilitating Online Learning: Sychronous & Asynchronous

This course provides an introduction to the characteristics of asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. Students will synthesize the key features of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism and relate these learning theories to facilitating online learning in asynchronous and synchronous online courses. Finally, students will examine best practices for facilitating online courses and explore practical activities that encourage experiential learning in an online community.

Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

Elearning Quality Assurance

Students in this course will examine E-learning quality assurance issues by analyzing the similarities and differences between online and face to face learning, researching various situations that arise when designing an online course, investigating various E-learning quality assurance design standards, researching global accessibility design standards and creating and presenting their own online course as a capstone project for instructor and peer review.

Facilitating Training

Do you often find yourself bored in class, listening to instructors endlessly lecture? Higher education demands that courses are exciting and actively engaging. This course focuses on the elements required to create an environment conducive to engage learning. Students begin at 'Prepare to Facilitate' to ensure learners' needs are met and learning objectives align with desired performance outcomes. Throughout the course, students focus on how to meet the specific needs of learners and how to create opportunities that encourage interaction between instructors and learners. Students practice their facilitation skills, design types of activities that engage learners and create interactive lessons.

Learning Management Systems & Web Conferencing Applications

The course will provide students with an introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript, and their uses in online learning environments and authoring tools. Students will gain basic skills to write, edit and troubleshoot HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Students will also explore how knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript provides opportunities for instructors and designers to customize learning resources to create a more effective, enjoyable and impactful learning environment for students.

Rapid Elearning with Articulate Storyline

This course gives students the opportunity to learn how to apply the fundamental features of Articulate Storyline software that is essential to developing functional, interactive, high-quality projects for e-learning. Students learn about and implement technical elements such as triggers, states and layers. Final projects are enhanced by incorporating audio and video aspects, as well as encourages integration of knowledge and skills, learned in other courses.

Design Principles for Elearning

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of design for online modules. This course examines aspects of design, such as colour, font, space, balance and how these features can be used to communicate a message effectively as opposed to competing with the message. By examining concrete examples of successes and less effective examples with room for improvement, students will learn to apply creative solutions.


Capstone Project

In this course students showcase knowledge and skills gained from Terms 1 and 2. To complete the capstone project, students create a captivating online showcase of their instructional design work. From project planning to peer review, students will develop the skills to build a standout portfolio or website that communicates their expertise. The product of this work will display projects effectively, incorporate multimedia elements, and provide clear navigation. Students will provide elements of the site piece by piece and receive feedback before incorporating them. Once the project is complete, learners will conduct a review on a peer project to complete the learning cycle. This collaborative approach to learning encourages students to reflect and incorporate feedback into their vision for developing as an e-Learning specialist, through completion of the Capstone Project. By course end, students will have an online professional showcase that highlights skills and sets them apart in the eLearning industry. This course is pass/fail.

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

Students explore the fundamental tools and features of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, developing a skillset that will visually enrich and customize e-learning modules for potential clients and employers. Students will create and edit vector and raster imagery with emphasis on assets for digital applications.

Tech Tools Lab: LMS, Web Conferencing, Web Authoring

During this course, students will delve into the realm of e-learning technologies and utilize them to create activities that promote student engagement within learning management systems and web conferencing applications. They will become proficient in utilizing an array of software, including video editing tools, sound recording tools, and web authoring tools. By the end of the course, students will present a final project in which they will convert a face-to-face module into an e-learning module, integrating the various tools and techniques explored throughout the course.

Rapid Elearning with Articulate Storyline II

Students build upon their base of skills and knowledge with Articulate Storyline by exploring and implementing advanced features of the program in order to enhance their pedagogical best practices. This course also provides students with a solid comprehension of both virtual and augmented reality, theoretically and practically, which they can use to strengthen their delivery of learning experiences.

Project Management

This course will provide the student with an overview of the structured processes and knowledge areas of project management within the context of organizations. It will contrast the differences between operational management and project management. It will provide the student with numerous tools and techniques used to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. Students learn the vocabulary, definitions, principles and concepts of project management and working in a project team.

Training, Development & Storyboarding

In this online course, learners will explore the various training and learning needs that are often found in workplace settings. Learners will analyze techniques and strategies to address these training needs and gaps, and learn how to compile and source instructional materials and resources to develop effective e-learning training modules. Learners will use a "storyboard", an e-learning tool to design and develop their online training module using Articulate Storyline software.

Co-op Work Term

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-ops-placements

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WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

Co-op Eligibility & WIL Project Fee

In order to be eligible to secure an approved full-time co-op work term (CPL-1049), students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and complete all the co-op eligibility requirements. Failing to do so will require students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost.


Centre for Global Engagement


1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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Career positions may include, but are not limited to: Corporate Training, eLearning Specialist, Training Officer, Curriculum Developer, Instructional Designer, Education Consultant.

Looking for Support After Graduation?

The International Graduate Services & Support Centre (GSSC) is a place dedicated to assisting International alumni as they seek employment and settle into Canadian life following graduation.


About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

More Information

Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, a wired and Wi-Fi internet connection with a minimum of 30 Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture deliver software as well as, other online resources remotely.

If your landlord provides your internet connection and you are not meeting the minimum download and upload speeds, you may need to set up your own separate internet connection. You may also need to have a wired connection to your router or modem.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and course ware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and course ware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i7 Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM or more
  • 250 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics card
  • Webcam with an internal working microphone
  • External monitor and cables to connect to your laptop
  • North American electrical supply to your laptop
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 10) - Articulate software does not work from a MAC laptop


Your letter of acceptance may allow you to purchase educational versions of required software - the price will be significantly lower than normal prices.

For this program, you are required to purchase the following:

Adobe CC Master Collection - Creative Cloud
Student Pricing - $19.99/month
Quality Matter
$75 USD

Co-op Success Story

Prabhjot Kaur acquired a co-op position within Lambton College's online training development department - Ecreators. The experiences and valuable insights she learned while on co-op eventually led to her securing a job as an Assistant Project Educational Developer at Lambton College after graduating in 2023.

A headshot of Prabhjot Kaur.

"I decided to pursue work here due to the exceptional quality of life, particularly its closeness to the serene natural beauty of Lake Huron," said Kaur about why she chose to stay in Sarnia. "During my time here, I've established numerous connections, and I've experienced a welcoming atmosphere that embraces everyone."

While Kaur still aspires to pursue a career in education, she sees this opportunity with Lambton College as a great start for her future.