Pathway 1: Ontario Exchange Funded Support Program
Successful applications through this track will receive matches with skilled professionals and consultancies, and have their projects funded by Ontario Exchange. Projects will have to meet eligibility and reporting requirements, described within the application. Submissions will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The submission window for Pathway 1 is periodically opened for applications throughout the year. The opening of applications will be announced on the eCampusOntario website.
Pathway 2: Fast Track Program
Applicants who do not require funded support but would like to be matched with a skilled virtual learning services supplier for last-mile support or to fill a key role can apply through Ontario Exchange’s Fast Track program. Successful applicants will receive matches from Ontario Exchange but be responsible for communicating and funding for their projects. Submissions will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Inquiries and questions about either pathway can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathway 3: Support for Recent Grads
Successful applications through this track will be matched with qualified recent graduates from post-secondary programs in instructional design, learning experience design and other programs relevant to developing virtual learning materials. Ontario Exchange will provide funding to cover the project costs associated with hiring of a recent graduate. Projects will have to meet eligibility and reporting requirements, described within the application. Submissions will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Who is Ontario Exchange for?
Ontario Exchange supports Ontario’s publicly-assisted Colleges, Universities and Indigenous Institutes as well as suppliers of virtual content development services and more. Ontario Exchange functions as a ‘marketplace matchmaker’ by connecting suppliers with applying member institutions that require supporting resources identified through a project application.
How much does it cost?
Approved services contracted through the Ontario Exchange Platform are paid for by eCampusOntario with funding from the Province of Ontario.
What are the licensing terms of the content?
Virtual learning materials supported in part by Ontario Exchange (with the exception of Fast Track requests) are generally subject to the same terms as content supported by VLS funding, in that all copyrightable content developed with Ontario Exchange support will be required to be shared within Ontario, among all post-secondary member institutions. eCampusOntario will retain the non-exclusive right to retain and distribute that content at no cost throughout the Ontario PSE sector (colleges, indigenous institutes, universities) for the purpose of use or adaptation for teaching and learning.
All copyrights will be retained by the creator. In select cases, for example, if the content includes Traditional Knowledge – creators may restrict the right to adaptation of their content as well. At the time of submission, you may choose to select an additional public license (for example, Creative Commons) that allows for your work to be shared beyond Ontario.
Do I have to apply for VLS funding to be eligible for Ontario Exchange support?
How do I apply to the Ontario Exchange?
The Ontario Exchange will be periodically opening project applications from member institutions throughout the year. The opening of applications will be announced on the eCampusOntario website.
How do I apply as a supplier of virtual content development services?
eCampusOntario will periodically post a Request for Supplier Qualification (RFSQ) to invite potential suppliers, including companies, experienced freelancers and recent graduates of instructional design programs, to apply for a Ontario Exchange services contract with eCampusOntario. RFSQs will be posted to the ‘Opportunities’ section of the eCampusOntario website.
What is Submittable?
Ontario Exchange is using the platform Submittable for efficient intake of project applications (EOIs).
Privacy and security considerations
Submittable encrypts the transmission of information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and follows industry standards to protect the information they store (GDPA & HIPPA compliant). Submittable uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store data and all data/information will be transmitted and stored outside of Canada. Submittable also maintains industry standards in accessibility (WCAG 2.0 compliant). Here is some more information about Submittable.
- Privacy: https://www.submittable.com/privacy/
- Security: https://www.submittable.com/security/
- Accessibility: https://www.submittable.com/accessibility/
Your EOIs are private and will not be available to anyone external to the eCampusOntario team. eCampusOntario will never use the information you provide outside of the purpose for which it was collected, but there are always risks when using software platforms that we do not control.