Distance Learning

Distance Learning (DL) provides education services to subscribing school districts by linking the faculty member and expanded resources with students at three or four sites simultaneously. A fully interactive distance learning network has the capacity to send and receive video, audio and data at the same time. The teacher and students in a classroom can interact visually and speak with the students in up to four additional receiving sites at the same time, plus send or receive data. Low enrollment courses, important to students, can more readily be provided if additional students are added to the class at remote sites. College level courses are available during the day and evening for high school students as well as adults, without having to commute to a college campus.In addition to the enriched curricular offerings that are available to the students at each participating school, there are expanded opportunities for committee meetings/conferences, staff development and community offered courses utilizing the network, while sharing expertise among school districts. Video conferencing capabilities are included in the service. Electronic virtual field trips are available to enhance and enrich curriculum. Opportunities are available for every grade level and all curricular areas. (BOCES Aidable)

Distance Learning Handbook

This link will take you to a folder containing the student handbook and appendices.

Distance Learning Handbook

Please use this form to request an online offering for your students. During the school year, expect to be contacted within three days of submitting the request. Online Form

Collaborations Around the Planet

CAPspace is a social networking tool for educational videoconferencing. Login (it's free) to find colleagues and schools interested in collaborative videoconference projects. Create and advertise your own collaborative videoconference projects to educators around the world. CAPspace also provides registration for collaborative events and projects such as TWICE’s Read Around the Planet.


New York State Distance Learning Consortium

Our mission as the NYS Distance Learning Consortium is to provide opportunities, services, and professional development related to distance learning and e-learning. Using 21st century learning technologies and solutions, we enrich student learning by enhancing and expanding the traditional role of education through virtual environments. 



St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Videoconferencing Request Form

If your district subscribes to the SLLBOCES Distance Learning Video Conferencing Service, using this form entitles you to help in establishing the connection as well as providing some cost reimbursement. If your district does not belong to the SLLBOCES Distance Learning Video Conferencing Service, the CAP and TWICE offerings are available to anybody. However, the equipment needed and connecting would be your district’s responsibility. Events offered by NYS BOCES entities require the Distance Learning Video Conferencing Service.

Video Conferencing Request

SLLBOCES Region Distance/Internet Learning Course Requests and Offerings (log-in required)


SLLBOCES Region Distance/Internet Learning Meeting Agendas and Minutes (log-in required)



St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Instructional Resources
P.O. Box 231 - 40 W. Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4504
Fax: (315) 386-2828

Distance Learning Technician 

Steve Fenton
386-4504, Ext. 10161

Supervisor of Instructional Technology

Jennifer Myers
386-4504, Ext. 5107


Rachel Barr
386-4504, Ext. 15116