Open North Learning Management System

Access courses and other e-learning materials to help you implement data and technology in your community.


The Community Solutions Network is a program of Future Cities Canada, and led by Evergreen. Launched in the spring of 2019, Evergreen and lead technical partner Open North offer - at no cost to communities - a comprehensive Advisory Service for Canadian communities interested in developing and implementing open smart cities projects. The Community Solutions Advisory Service provides personalized data and  technology related support by sharing knowledge, expertise, experience and guidance  to municipal staff and Indigenous 

The broader goal of the Community Solutions Network is to help communities build service area capacity and improve the lives of residents using data and connected technology approaches. We help communities navigate the smart cities landscape.

About the Learning Management System

This is the online learning portal of the Community Solutions Network Advisory Services. Here you can access courses, guides, and additional resources as part of your smart cities learning journey. One you log in, you will receive access to the following:

  • 20 Open Smart City courses on the topics on Governance, Data, Hardware & Software and People & Engagement
  • A certificate each time you complete a course, and as you take and complete more courses, you'll receive points and badges as well!
  • A Discussion Forum for each course, where you can ask questions and engage with other municipal staff that are participating in the Advisory Service
  • A calendar where you can see upcoming events on smart cities
  • A page to view your progress on the courses you have begun and download certificates for any completed courses

Get started

To get started, simply click on SIGNUP on the top right corner of the screen and fill out the questionnaire. Requests should be approved within a week. As a way to preserve the quality of community, we may refuse profiles with little to no relevant information. We accept registrations from all sectors but we prioritize municipal public servants given the limited number of spaces.

Once your request has been approved, log in and follow three simple steps:

  1. Read the LMS user guide 
  2. Take the Welcome to the Advisory Service tutorial on how to navigate and make the most of the LMS.
  3. Get your feet wet with the Fundamentals of Open Smart Cities course - the essential background that will help you understand the other courses.
  4. Go to the Course Catalog and sign yourself up for any other courses you like!