Distance Education

Distance Education at Ventura College

Ventura College offers convenient, expanded access to higher education and learning opportunities via distance education. Students can take online courses and partially online courses (or hybrid courses). Distance education means instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through the assistance of communication technologies. Distance Education courses are ideal for independent, self-directed, and motivated students who have functional computers and have access to broad band internet or high speed internet. Distance Education has become a common learning method for students who are seeking to achieve their educational goals. In fact, nearly 27 percent of all California community college students will take a class offered through distance education this year (CCC Chancellor's Office, 2015).

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Getting Started

Prospective Students

Getting Started
Step 1: Introduction to Online Learning
Step 2: Getting Tech-Ready
Step 3: VC Registration
Step 4: View Online Course Schedule
Step 5: Enrollment Schedule
Step 6: Student D2L Orientations
Prospective Student FAQ
Student Testimonials

Current Students

Am I ready?
Do I have the right technology?
D2L Login
OEI Student Login
View Online Course Schedule
Online Education Initiative (OEI)
Student D2L Orientations
Student Tutorials
DE Student Handbooks
Current Student FAQ


Instructor Trainings
Instructional Technology Training Survey Results
Instructor Tutorials
Faculty Tools & Resources
DE Committee
Online Education Initiative (OEI)
Dean's Corner
DE Faculty Handbooks
Faculty FAQs
Professional Development



Contact Distance Education

Student Help Line

VC D2L Hotline

Instructional Designer

Matthew Moore

LRC RM 146

Instructional Technologist

Sharon Oxford

LRC RM 147