Welcome to North Coast Distance Education, where innovative technology meets personalised learning. We are a leading provider of online education, offering students of all ages the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills from the comfort of their own homes. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and is taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors. With flexible scheduling and customisation learning plans, North Coast Distance Education is the perfect choice for those looking to balance their education with other life commitments. Join our growing community of learners today and discover the benefits of distance learning.

Grading an Assignment

  1. There are a number of ways of finding an assignment for grading, including the Student Moodle Submissions in SMS, the “Grade Me” block in some courses (see below on how to add this), and checking assignments and quizzes for gradable material. Each of these has its own merits and drawbacks.
  2. After you have found an assignment with submissions you wish to grade, you should go to that assignment.
  3. From the assignment page you will see “View all submissions”. Click on this.
  4. Select a submission or student to grade and click on the Grade button in the Grade column. To find all submitted but ungraded submissions in an assignment, sort by the Status column.
  5. Upon opening the grading page for a submission you may find an annotatable PDF on the left of the page, or be required to download the submission first to be opened by software on your PC. It is recommended that for most tasks you will download the submission and where suitable, convert to a PDF for grading using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
  6. Depending on the assignment, and whether it has a marking guide, grading rubric or just simple direct grading, you will either select which of the criteria the submission meets or enter a grade value.
  7. If the assignment has a feedback file drop box, an annotated PDF copy of the graded work should be uploaded here. This will be below the feedback comments. This feedback file drop box should generally be enabled for assignments.
  8. After entering a grade and providing suitable feedback, select Save changes from the bottom of the screen. You should only deselect the Notify students option if the change being saved is essentially inconsequential or a report card comment entry.

Enabling feedback files for an assignment:

  1. Open the assignment page.
  2. Select from the Administration block (usually lower right of page): Assignment administration -> Edit settings
  3. Scroll down to and select Feedback types.
  4. Select Feedback files. You should also usually have Feedback comments enabled too.
  5. Scroll to bottom of page and select one of the two save options.

Adding the Grade Me block to a course:

  1. Go to the course.
  2. On the top right of the page click on Turn editing on, if it is not already enabled.
  3. Scroll down and on the left of the page you should see a block called “Add a block”. Click on the Add drop down beneath it and select Grade Me.
  4. By clicking and holding on the arrow icon of the newly added Grade Me block, you can move it to a different position within the left and right blocks.
  5. After you have placed the Grade Me block where you want, you should turn off editing by scrolling to the top of the page and click on Turn editing off.


Welcome to North Coast Distance Education

We are a public education, distributed learning program in northwest British Columbia, offering a wide range of quality, teacher-led programs for grades 10-12 students and adult learners across BC.

Striving to meet the needs of all learners, we look forward to working with you to help you achieve your individual goals.  Your success is our success.

Parent Advisory Council

The North Coast Distance Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is open to all parents of our full time students. If your child is only enrolled with NCDE, you are very welcome to join.

Our Mission Statement

North Coast Distance Education “Supporting All Learners”

Our formal mission is to provide successful learning experiences for students through access to programs and support, using appropriate technologies, in order to achieve individual educational goals and the goals set out by the Ministry of Education.


As a staff, one of our key values is to “develop and nurture respectful relationships with students, parents, other agencies, and each other”.  Our only success is your success.


Geoffery McKay, Principal &
District Technical Skills Administrator


250-635-7944 (local 8467) Geoffery.McKay@cmsd.bc.ca
Doug Brewer, District Vice Principal, Career/Trades


250-635-7944 (local 8478) Douglas.Brewer@cmsd.bc.ca
Maryka Rypma, Secondary Teacher 250-632-6174 (local 6113) Maryka.Rypma@cmsd.bc.ca
Carol-Ann Rauschenberger, Student Support,
Secondary Teacher


250-635-7944 (local 8122) Carol-Ann.Rauschenberger@cmsd.bc.ca
Peter Fassnacht, Secondary Teacher 250-635-7944 (local 8479) Peter.Fassnacht@cmsd.bc.ca


Janet Lewis, Secondary Teacher 250-635-6531 (local 8054) Janet.Lewis@cmsd.bc.ca

  Support Staff

Eva-Maria Simms, School Secretary & NTETC Clerical Support


250-635-7944 (local 8400) Eva-Maria.Simms@cmsd.bc.ca