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Required eLearning

As a Ryerson employee, you are required to complete some basic online learning. Once each eLearning module is complete, please provide a copy of your certificate to your supervisor.

New employees are required to complete the training modules within two weeks of the their start date.

Accessing eLearning courses

There are five required eLearning modules for you to complete. One course is available through direct links to learning portals and four are available through D2L.

Courses available through direct links to learning portals


For technical questions or assistance with troubleshooting the Workplace Violence Prevention and Response eLearning, contact

Courses available in D2L

  • AODA eLearning - All employees of Ryerson including faculty, instructors, staff as well as volunteers and contractors; those who develop policies, practices, and procedures related to provision of services; and any other person who interacts with people on Ryerson's behalf, are required by law to complete accessibility training. For more information on this module, visit the Accessibility Training for Employees on the Accessibility site.
  • Access to Information and Protection of Privacy eLearning - This training will help you understand your obligations for handling and protecting Personal Information (PI) in compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”).
  • Environmental Health and Safety eLearning - The training will help you understand your environmental health and safety rights and responsibilities, as outlined in the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ryerson’s Policies and Programs.
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) - This awareness training provides users with information on the new WHMIS 2015 requirements. It is designed to introduce you to the new symbols, safety data sheets, and labelling requirements for hazardous (chemical) and controlled products.
    • Employees who work in areas where hazardous materials are used (i.e. wet labs or research involving chemical use) are also required to take an additional Chemical Safety module. For details on accessing this module, visit the Chemical Safety course information on the Facilities Management and Development website.
How to access D2L courses

Step 1: Log into and click on “Your courses in D2L Brightspace”.

Your courses in D2L Brightspace link is located under the Online Courses and Organizations heading.

Step 2: Click your desired course.

Note: If you are enrolled in 13 or more courses, you may not see these mandatory courses listed. Instructions on how to locate these courses can be found by clicking on “More about ‘My Courses’” which is located to the right of the “My Courses” widget.

You can find your course under My Courses in the main content area.

Step 3: Click “Content” to advance to the eLearning Table of Contents.

Content link is located in navigation area.

Downloading your certificate of completion

A certificate will automatically be generated shortly after completing all modules. Please note it may take a few minutes for the award to show.

To download a PDF copy of your certificate, navigate to the “Awards” section within the course. Click on the specific course you have completed, and a pop-up containing a “Generate Certificate” button will appear.


For questions about Access to Information and Protection of Privacy eLearning, please contact the Office of the General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors at or 416-979-5000, ext. 4676.

For questions about Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) eLearning, please contact the Accessibility Office in the OVPECI at or 416-979-5000, ext. 4144.

For questions regarding the content of the Environmental Health and Safety or WHMIS eLearning, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at or 416-979-5000, ext. 553770.

For technical questions or assistance with troubleshooting D2L, please contact the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) Faculty and Staff Help Desk at or 416-979-5000, ext. 556806.