D2L Student Orientations

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Desire2Learn is the campus wide course management system that is used at Ventura College in live web enhanced classes, partially online courses, and online courses.  There are two types of technical orientations for students, and these are the Self Paced Tutorial and the Live D2L Student Orientation. The Fall Online Student Orientation opens on August 1,  2015.  The last day to finish the Fall Online Student Orientation in Desire 2 Learn is  October 15, 2015.

Option 1 - Self Paced Tutorial Online: A self paced online tutorial is ideal for the student who is familiar with online instruction and/or has great computer skills already.  Students can take this course from any computer that has access to the Internet, and it is available 24/7.  Once you are logged into the D2L system you will see the self registration button for the self paced course in the menu system on top of the home page. The preferred web browser to use with D2L is Mozilla FirefoxApple's Safari, or  Google's Chrome as those are well tested.

To Sign Up for the Online Orientation follow these steps.

Option 2 - The Live D2L Student Orientation: Live technical orientations for Desire2Learn will be held during the following times for the Fall 2015 Sessions. The orientations will review accessing Desire2Learn, finding courses, and using various tools.  This orientation is designed for students who are new to distance education classes at Ventura College or who are in need of a refresher course of Desire2Learn basics.  All D2L Live student orientations will be held in the LRC Training Studio which is located behind the BEACH, Learning Center, in the basement of the Library and Learning Resource Center.  The live student orientations are 90 minutes in length, and online students may attend these sessions for extra clarification.  You must sign up for a live orientation using the links below.

Dates and Registration Link for Live Orientations for Fall 2015

  •  Tuesday August 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM REGISTER
  • Wednesday August 19, 2015 @ 9:00 AM REGISTER
  • Thursday August 20, 2015 @ 1:00 PM REGISTER
  • Tuesday August 25  @ 8:30 AM REGISTER
  • Wednesday August 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM REGISTER
  • Thursday August  27, 2015 @ 4:00 PM REGISTER