DE Student Orientations

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Online Orientations! As we are moving to a new learning management system (Canvas) this year, you will notice that some of your courses are in Desire to Learn and some are in Canvas.  If you sense a need for training in either system please enroll and complete either the Self Paced Tutorials Online or the Live DE Student Orientations for either system.  At the completion of your orientation you will receive a pdf certificate that can be given to your instructor for credit.

Option 1 - Self Paced Tutorials 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. 

To Sign Up for the Spring 2017 D2L Online Orientation, follow these steps.
To Sign Up for the Canvas Online Orientation, use this link after you login in to the portal and click on your class in Canvas. Spring 2017 Canvas Student Orientation

Option 2 - The Live DE Student Orientations: Live technical orientations for Desire2Learn or Canvas will be held during the following times for the Spring of 2017. The orientations will review accessing Desire2Learn or Canvas, 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 in D2L or Canvas.  All DE Live student orientations will be held in the LRC Training Studio or LRC 136 which is located behind the BEACH, Learning Center, in the basement of the Library and Learning Resource Center.  The live student orientations are roughly 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 Links for Desire2Learn Live Orientations for Spring of 2017

  • Wednesday, Jan. 4th @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm CLOSED

Dates and Registration Link for Live CANVAS Orientations for Spring of 2017

  • Thursday, Jan. 5th @ 11:00am - 12:30pm CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10th @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm CLOSED
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11th @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm CLOSED
  • Thursday, Jan. 12th @ 9:00am - 10:30am CLOSED