Weekly outline

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Welcome and Congratulations on your decision to pursue your career success with Herzing College. The Student Portal will help you prepare for your upcoming program. While it is rich in information, you may find that some parts of the portal are more important to you than others - simply because you have certain skills coming into your program. That's fine! 

    Use the portal in the way that is most beneficial to you. Start with Online Learning Tools to learn how to use Herzing's learning management system and other important tools. The portal will be open to you throughout your program so you can come here whenever you need to brush up on some essential skills, such as Mathematics or Grammar. 

    Note that a Portal is a doorway to other places, it is not a course. We have searched for the information and links that are relevant to you as a new college student. If you find the Portal has a technical issue or broken link, please email support@wpg.herzing.ca.

    • Online Learning Tools

      Moodle - Online Learning

      The following video shows you how to get around in Moodle, Herzing's online learning management system.

      This following video shows you how to get around in a course.



      Here's how to submit an assignment:


      Online Learning - Videoconferencing

      How to join a Teams session:



      How to join a Zoom session:



      Learn more about using Zoom here.

      How to join a GoToMeeting session:



      Learn more about using GoToMeeting here

      VitalSource - Textbooks

      Your course may include access to an online textbook via VitalSource. Click on the link provided in your Moodle course to access your textbook using VitalSource Bookshelf online. You can also download Bookshelf for free to use your textbook offline. 



      Learn more about Bookshelf and download the offline version here. 

      • Herzing College

        About Herzing College

        Dr. Henry HerzingHerzing College is named after a real person, our founder, Dr.Henry Herzing. In  1965 Henry and Suzanne Herzing opened their first school in Milwaukee, and in 1970 the Winnipeg school opened at 723 Portage. Henry and Suzanne weren’t sure they would make it through those first few months, let alone the next five decades! But, like anyone who starts a new career knows, it’s all about perseverance and pushing past self-doubt.

        Dr. Herzing attributes his success in business and in life to being focused, persistent and determined. He says, "I constantly challenge myself to learn new things and won’t quit until I’ve reached my personal best."

        In 2020, Herzing College celebrates its 55th anniversary. In 55 years we’ve helped over 40,000 graduates start a new career path, and grown to include 7 campus locations in Toronto, Cambridge, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg, an Online Student Support Centre in Edmonton, and an online professional development division – Kompass. Hundreds of caring Herzing staff members support students, every step of the way in achieving their educational goals.

        We offer close to 100 diploma and certificate programs, on-campus and online, in a wide range of disciplines including business, design, education, healthcare, legal studies, media, technology and construction. Herzing College delivers on-campus and online training, with a goal of delivering just the right kind of training at just the right time, to meet people’s evolving needs. We watch employment trends very closely, to ensure our programs are up-to-date, so you will learn the skills you need right now to advance your career. 

        How You Can Learn

        Herzing College employs several learning models. When you applied to the college, you were offered the model(s) available for your program.

        Online: Some programs are offered online with a corresponding Onground (classroom) program. Some programs are offered only online, an example of this is Supply Chain Management and Logistics. These are interactive programs with an Instructor who has both education and industry experience.

        OnCampus: Some programs are offered only in the Classroom.

        FlexEd: Often an online program will be offered with a corresponding classroom where online students may visit if they are unsure of a concept. Usually online students visit the classroom one to two times in a course, and some never feel the need to visit.

        Integrated Learning System: Students in ILS work on computers and in the Learning Management System. There is a Subject Matter Expert in the room to answer questions and explain challenging content. Below are links to Herzing College Campuses. Go to your campus to learn more about your program.

      • Get Ready for College

        The PRICE of Success at Herzing 

        At Herzing College we have defined our Values as PRICE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Caring, and Engagement - and these values apply to students, staff, and instructors. PRICE defines the way we behave towards each other. This means everyone at Herzing is expected to behave in a professional manner, showing respect and having integrity. We care about each other as we engage in learning and communication. Read more about these 5 values here:

        Harmony in Diversity

        Because of our deep-rooted values at Herzing, we expect students and employees to find harmony with diversity. At Herzing we can become a great local example of finding harmony in diversity. There are many benefits to students who consciously participate in furthering respect for one another. Canada still has many improvements to make in diversity and the doors are opening to new opportunities. 

        Explore this site to understand a little history on diversity in Canada. In recent years, Canadians have come to be proud of our diversity as seen in this speech by our Prime Minister

        Here is a short video on Diversity IQ:

        Here is a short video on Bias:

        Visit Folklorama to explore a celebration of diversity.

        Get your team together 

        We all need back-up plans and this is especially true if you are working or if you have children or both! Going to school full time (20 hours a week plus study) while juggling other responsibilities is difficult but it can be done as long as you have back-up plans for when life gets in the way. Get your team together and have a meeting about what is expected. Your team may include a spouse, relatives, friends and your children. Your whole team deserves to know what is coming up and what part they could play in the team effort. Explain that you will be studying most days so you will not be socializing as much. Ask for their patience during this period of your life as you will not be able to meet as many demands for a while. Ask them to help you by being back-up to child care, or by taking on a new task that you usually perform like grocery shopping or cutting grass. Explain to your children that you are going to school to start or improve your career. Ask for their help to achieve your goal. Ask friends to include your children in activities. If everyone understands your goal, they will be motivated to help you reach it.

        Get your budget ready

        Having a realistic budget that lays out all your expenses and all your income will help you stay on track. This can also bring you peace of mind since it is part of planning ahead. If you are new to budgeting, you can find a simple budget here. If you are familiar with budgeting try this workbook. Keeping your budget under control will avoid stress!


        Herzing Students do a lot of typing! If you are using a computer in your program, you will save a lot of time if your typing speed is good. Practice your typing on a free typing program like typing.com where you can go in at any level of expertise. You can register to get overall feedback or you can do lessons without registering and get feedback on each lesson individually. 

      • Student Handbook

        The Student Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the rules and policies applicable to all students. Read the handbook from your campus and become familiar with the expectations of being a student at Herzing College.

      • Mathematics

        One of the pioneers of online learning is Salman Amin Khan. Sal is an American educator who founded the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum ... Wikipedia

        Here is a lengthy playlist videos from Khan Academy that simplify the mathematics you are likely to use in programs that involve calculations. Watch them all, or watch the videos on material you have forgotten or did not learn.  

        You can review the entire play list here.

        Mathematics, order of operations:

        • Time Management

          Time Management 

          Read this article about strategies to take control of your time

          Read this article about time management for online students

          Read this article with time management tips for students.

          For a student view of time management:

          For a student view of Productivity:

          Important lesson, "rocks in a jar."

          • Learning, Reading, Studying


            Barbara Oakly, “Learning to Learn”

            Learning faster:

            Take Control of Homework:



            Reading method:

            Ten Books every College Students should Read:



            • Grammar

              One of the pioneers of online learning is Salman Amin Khan. Sal is an American educator who founded the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum ... Wikipedia

              Here are 118 short videos from Khan Academy that simplify the grammar you are likely to use in all programs.. Watch them all, or watch the videos on material you have forgotten or did not learn, either way Grammar is important in your studies and later in your career. 

              Remember, you can view all the videos in the playlist by clicking the "playlist" icon in the top of the video window. 

              • Effective Communication


                Go to these links to read about e-mail etiquette, texting etiquette, public speaking, making presentations and understanding other people.


                If English is an additional language for you and people have trouble understanding you, pronunciation practice may be a solution. The Engfluent Channel on YouTube offers videos and lessons to guide you.

                Here is the Engfluent Channel:


                Here are the introductory videos for Engfluent. Start here: 



                Here are some of the course lessons:





                • Leadership


                  There are two types of leadership, formal and informal. Formal leadership takes place when you have a leadership position; such as: Chair of the organization, Manager of a department, Owner of a business, Supervisor and many others. Informal leadership is achieved when people choose to follow your lead. If you notice that peers come to you for guidance and they use what you say to help them make decisions, you are probably an informal leader. 

                  Understanding leadership: 

                  Understanding leadership: 

                  Volunteering, Networking, Change Management

                  Both types of leaders are often found volunteering and networking. They also understand how to handle change and the opportunities within change.

                  Creating Career: 


                  Career shaping: 

                  Understand your needs today – Maslow

                  Managing Change

                  Be a killer networker

                  Networking for a job

                  • Career Development Workbook

                    Every student takes a course called "Career Development" to prepare you for internship and ultimately a job. You will be required to create a resume and cover letter and in some cases a portfolio. It is beneficial to review this text now. Choose the workbook from your campus below.

                  • Essential Workplace Skills

                    The Nine Workplace Essential Skills:


                    Reading is understanding information in the form of sentences or paragraphs. Workplace examples: reading instructions from an equipment manual, reading flight information on a computer screen.

                    Document Use

                    Document use is reading signs, labels, lists, or drawings; interpreting information on graphs; and entering information on forms. Workplace examples: interpreting building height information from a blueprint, getting price information from a product catalogue.


                    Numeracy is using numbers and thinking in quantitative terms to complete tasks, such as estimating amounts, scheduling, or analyzing data. Workplace examples: calculating the amount of change to give to a customer, preparing budgets for the company.


                    Writing is conveying ideas by writing text and writing in documents, such as filling in forms or typing on a computer.Workplace examples: filling out a form to request equipment repairs, writing an annual report about the company’s activities for the previous year.

                    Oral Communication

                    Oral Communication is using speech to give and exchange thoughts and information. Workplace examples: informing a customer about a company’s services, making a presentation at an office meeting.

                    Working with Others

                    Working with Others is working with co-workers, as a member of a team, or in a supervisory position. Workplace examples: coordinating tasks with co-workers to cater a banquet, working as an assistant to help a supervisor complete a task.


                    Thinking is evaluating ideas or information to reach a rational decision. Workplace examples: making a diagnosis about a patient’s condition based on observations and the patient’s medical reports, resolving a customer complaint.

                    Digital Technology

                    Digital Technology is using computer applications or technical tools such as word processing, e-mails, or spreadsheets. Workplace examples: using a spreadsheet to make budget calculations for a project, completing financial transactions using electronic cash registers.

                    Continuous Learning

                    Continuous Learning is ongoing learning as part of work, through on or off site training, or from co-workers. Workplace examples: receiving on-the-job mentoring about a new company procedure, attending a convention to learn about new products.