The Office of Open Learning

Welcome to the Office of Open Learning
Now part of Open Learning and Educational Support!

We are pleased to inform you that Teaching Support Services (TSS) and the Office of Open Learning (OOL) have come together under the name Open Learning and Educational Support, in order to serve you better. As your partner in lifelong learning, we continue to bring the leading edge teaching and research expertise of the University of Guelph, and our various partners, to you. Our commitment extends further in providing the quality professional development courses and programs you have come to expect, beyond the traditional campus-based undergraduate and graduate courses.

Although our name has changed, our commitment to open learning has not. Open learning at the University of Guelph continues to provide you with flexibility and choice in meeting your educational and professional development goals.

Open learning is a variety of non-traditional learning opportunities: short courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, certificate programs, customized training packages, and degree-credit and non-credit distance education courses. We recognize that your need for quality training and education is evolving, and Open Learning and Educational Support is the University’s response to this evolution. We are looking forward to engaging with you in order to help meet your educational and professional development goals.

We are creating a new website to serve you better, but in the mean time, we hope that you find our interim website informative. Should you wish to receive further details on our services and learning opportunities, please contact us by phone 519-824-4120, extension 55000, or drop us a line at