DE Student Orientations

Ventura Pier
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 there are the Self Paced Tutorials Online and the Live DE Student Orientations for both systems. Please use this page to register and take an orientation.  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 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.

Option 2 - The Live DE Student Orientations: Live technical orientations for Desire2Learn or Canvas will be held during the following times for the Fall of 2016. 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 Fall of 2016

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9th @ 10:00am Closed
  • Wednesday, Aug 17th @ 4:30pm Closed
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th @ 3:00pm Closed
  • Friday, Aug. 19th 11:30am Closed
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24th 12:30pm Closed

Dates and Registration Link for Live CANVAS Orientations for Fall of 2016

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9th @ 11:30am Closed
  • Wednesday, Aug 17th @ 3:00pm Closed
  • Thursday, Aug. 18th @ 4:30pm Closed
  • Friday, Aug. 19th 10:00am Closed
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24th 2:00pm Closed