Desire2Learn is the campus wide course management system that is used at Ventura College in live 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 last day to finish the Online Student Orientation in Desire to Learn is February 28. All orientations will be shut down at that point.
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 the home page. The preferred web browser to use with D2L is Mozilla Firefox, Apple's Safari, or Google's Chrome. Desire2Learn does not fully support Microsoft Internet Explorer.
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 at the beginning of the semester. 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 Studio which is located behind the BEACH computer 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.
Dates and Registration Link for Live Orientations
Tuesday January 6 @ 4:00 PM
Wednesday January 7 @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday January 13 @ 9:00 AM
Wednesday January 14 @ 4:00 PM