Thank you for choosing DESK.
The following is general information:
iPads and cell phones are not recommended for doing DESK courses. Many courses use ‘FLASH’ which may not run on those devices.
We allow students to register for only a single course initially. If you need/want more courses please contact Mr. Ron Kilgour, Vice -Principal and Academic Advisor, at DESK (1-800-663-4614 or 250-505-7011 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and courses can be added as needed. If the final marks for your course(s) are needed for University or College entrance please be aware it can take 2-3 days to get the marks into the Ministry tracking system. If you are cross-enrolled your HOME school will need to run their TRAX program to get the final mark added to your transcript. Please plan accordingly.
Please note: some courses may require a refundable deposit – * see below:
English 12 Communications 11 and 12 Biology 12 any Math 11 or 12 course
Chemistry 11 and 12 Physics 11 and 12 First Nations Studiies
If you are an ungraduated adult all courses leading to graduation are funded by the Ministry of Education.
*The following courses have a required refundable deposit:
English 12 – $100.00 Law 12 – $100.00
Please contact Deb Van Zanden at DESK: 250-505-7002 to make arrangements for any needed payments.
For many of our courses, especially our math courses, students will need access to a printer and a scanner.
All adults registering with DESK require a proof of residency.
Please supply us with copies of two of the following:
A BC Driver’s License number A BC CARE card number
A BC Birth Certificate number BC Identification
Certificate of Citizenship Court Order
INAC status card Immigration Canada Document
Passport Permanent Resident card
Vital Statistics Documentation
And a photo copy of one bill or statement showing your current physical address.
Each student will need their own email address. If you need to create one click here.
Any students plagiarising or caught cheating will be removed from the course.
Please note the agreements that YOU are responsible for and is part of our registration form. If you cannot abide by them I suggest you go elsewhere for your DL course:
- I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING:
*Signing this form indicates the information is accurate and complete.
*The applicant agrees that all materials received will be kept in good condition and returned on request of DESK. Lost or damaged materials will be subject to replacement costs.
*I understand the student is not officially registered and active until the substantive assignment (Initial Assignment) (5%) is assessed.
*I also understand there is a requirement to submit work on a regular basis If satisfactory progress is not made the student will be deemed inactive and may be withdrawn from DESK. Submitting an entire course over one or two days may also be grounds for withdrawal.
*Any evidence of Plagiarism or forms of cheating will result in withdrawal. International in this situation will not have course fees refunded.
*I agree to respect DESK’s learning process of submitting authentic work and receiving teacher feedback before starting the next unit or test. Any violation of this may result in withdrawal.
Please have needed documents available prior to filling out the form.
DESK’s Moodle site is being upgraded. With this upgrade our registration processes will change.
Our former processes had students:
– Register – fill out all of the required information
- Select their course and hit submit
- This created a user name and password and emailed this to the student along with a link to our host site
- The student clicked the link to our host site, entered their user name and password and immediately went to work on the course.
Our New system changes this process a bit.
-Students will need fill out the registration information and an email is sent to the student telling them their registration has been received.
Any documentation such as course fees(International and Graduated Adult students) , study permits(International student), proof of residency(any Adult student). All of the above need verification by DESK staff PRIOR to having access to any course material(s).
-If everything checks out an email is sent with the user name and password and the link to our host site. If the information is not verified then the student will need to wait until the required information is supplied (no access to course material-time limit is 21 days).
– When everything is okay the student is required to do the substantive assignment (5% of the learning outcomes) within three weeks. Their status is ‘Processing’. If they don’t complete the assignment they are ‘Dropped’.
-When the substantive assignment is completed the student is moved to ‘Active’ status and entered into the Government’s MyEdBC student tracking system.
– The student then completes the course. When the course is complete a final mark is entered into the MyEdBC tracking system.
-If the student completes the substantive assignment, gets entered into the MyEdBV tracking system, and then, for some reason, choses to withdraw, there is a waiting period of two Ministry funding windows. This means that someone who withdrew on October 4th, for example, could not be re-enrolled in the same course with DESK until May 15th.