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About The Learning Portal / Le Portail d'Apprentissage

The Learning Portal- opens in a new window is College Libraries Ontario’s (CLO) flagship collaborative service designed to provide 24/7 virtual access to a wide variety of open learning resources, tools, and learning supports, available in both English and French, and accessible to all Ontario college students and faculty.

Our mandate is to maintain The Learning Portal, including continuous review, updating and assessment of the contents of The Learning Portal and to also gather new academic supports and content in partnership with the Ontario Colleges.

The Learning Portal is governed by an advisory committee with membership from various Ontario College libraries and learning centres. The Portal reports to College Libraries Ontario- opens in a new window and supports their mission of providing academic support resources which promote student success, retention & graduation rates and improve student access to open learning resources by providing equitable access to library resources and learning supports.

Terms of Use

- Open in a new windowUnless otherwise specified, all resources on The Learning Portal / Le Portail d’Apprentissage are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. - Open in a new window

Note: Most of the icons on The Learning Portal are available through The Noun Project. If you would like to use any of the icons, find the attribution information for the icon in the Icon Information document. Any icon not included in this document is not available for reuse.

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WCAG Conformance

Level Double-A conformance, W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 logo - Opens in a new window

As of September 1, 2017, all content beginning with the URL conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 - Opens in a new window. Level AA conformance.

This content was tested using the following user agents and assistive technologies: Firefox 1.5 on Windows Vista with Screenreader X 4.0, Firefox 1.5 on Windows XP SP 2 with Screenreader X 3.5, IE 6.0 on Windows 2000 SP4 with Screenreader Y 5.0, IE 6.0 on Windows 2000 SP4 with Screenreader Z 2.0, and Firefox 1.5 on Windows XP SP2 with Screenreader X 4.0, Safari 2.0 with OS X 10.4.


The Learning Portal / Le Portail d’Apprentissage is a collaboration between the College Libraries Ontario (CLO), several Ontario college learning centres, and the Ontario College Library Service (OCLS).

The resources found on this site were developed across the province by many library and learning centre staff and faculty. Please see individual resources for specific credits.

For more information about the development project, please visit: Learning Portal Project site - Opens in a new window

For our list of committee members and our Terms of Reference, please visit: Learning Portal Terms of Reference - Opens in a new window

Development Process

Interested in our development process? Resources on this page provide an outline of our instructional design and development process: