D2L Student Orientations

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.

Option 1 - New Online Orientation: 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 FirefoxApple'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 - 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.

We have completed the Fall 2014 Live Student Orientation for D2L.  You may still finish or take the online course (option 1); however, it is recommended that you complete this orientation in the first few weeks of the semester so you are prepared to concentrate upon course materials and projects. If you have any additional questions regarding D2L usage please call the help line at 805-289-6452 or email us at vcd2lhelp@vcccd.edu .

Date Time Status Location
8/15 Friday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm closed LRC Studio
8/18 Monday 10:00 am - 11:30 am closed LRC Studio
8/19 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm closed LRC Studio
8/20 Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm closed LRC Studio
8/21 Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 am closed LRC Studio
8/26 Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am closed LRC Studio
8/27 Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm closed LRC Studio
8/28 Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm closed LRC Studio
8/29 Friday Noon - 1:30 pm closed LRC Studio

NOTE: For specific information about course content, policies, textbook information, or adding a course, students will need to contact the instructor directly.