Adaptive Learning Platform: Transition to New Version

We are excited to announce that our adaptive learning platform is undergoing a refresh to build a better learning experience for you, our learners. You will see some minor updates and improvements to how the platform functions and its layout, while maintaining the core features that you are familiar with.

Here is what you need to know:

When will these changes take place?

  • The new version of our adaptive learning platform will be available on the following timelines:
    • Capstone technical review: March 25, 2024
    • Core and elective module technical reviews: April 22, 2024
    • PDPA and CPARE module technical reviews: April 29, 2024
  • Access to the previous version of the adaptive learning platform will continue within the Introduction to the PEP module until May 30, 2024, for all modules to ensure a smooth transition.
  • On May 31, 2024, access to the previous version will be discontinued.

What is changing?

  • The “learning plan” is now referred to as the “study plan”.
  • Learners are not required to set up a study plan as it is now optional.
  • Diagnostic assessments are now called “diagnostics”.
  • Learners must utilize the results of their diagnostic report to determine which chapters to focus their studies on.
  • The practice multiple-choice question quizzes accompanying each chapter are now termed “Knowledge checks”.
  • The adaptive review has been enhanced to provide 15 baseline questions, followed by 15 questions that are tailored based on performance.
  • The adaptive review report now includes a difficulty level scale that communicates the difficulty level of the review overall, allowing learners to see how challenging their adaptive review was.
  • An improved notes tool named “My Notebook” is available within the adaptive platform for capturing learner notes. Please note that this tool is exclusive to the adaptive platform and not available in VitalSource.

Will I still be able to access the previous version?

  • Access to the previous version will remain until May 30, 2024.
  • Before May 30, 2024, we strongly encourage learners to document their progress and save any necessary notes.  Refer to the instructions below for how to save your progress.

How do I save the progress from my previous version?

Prior to May 30, 2024, please complete the following:

  • Take note of your progress through the syllabus.
  • Save your performance history and activity results.
  • Save any notes and highlights made within the adaptive learning platform.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to save your progress.

Can I still access the eBooks in VitalSource?

  • Access to the eBooks in VitalSource will not be affected by this transition.
  • All notes and highlights in VitalSource will be maintained.
  • If you wish to export your notes and highlights from the eBooks in VitalSource, you can do so at any time.

These updates will improve your learning experience, while providing you with more flexibility as you complete your studies. Please refer to the Candidate Guide for additional details on how to use the new version of the adaptive learning platform and your module’s D2L site for technical review spotlight videos. Should you have any questions or need assistance during this transition, please contact If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact the CPA Canada IT Helpdesk at

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