Distance Education

Distance Education at Ventura College

Welcome to the Distance Education Web Site at Ventura College.  Prospective Students (Future Students), Current Students, and Faculty are frequent visitors to our site so please navigate accordingly.  This Fall 2018 we are promoting three events 1) Faculty wanting to join the Online Education Initiative, 2) a pirate talk with Asher Sund (OEI Certified), and 3) Can-Innovate, a state wide online DE conference.  We will also continue to host our local trainings which include the Online Teacher Training Course in Canvas (OTTCC), Friday Open Studios in the LRC Training Studio from 10 -12, and individual consultations.   If you need additional information please contact us or visit us during our current Office Hours.

Prospective Students

Current Students


Getting Started
Step 1: Introduction to Online Learning
Step 2a: Getting Tech-Ready
Step 2b: Computer Readiness Test
Step 3: VC Registration
Step 4: View Online Course Schedule
Step 5: Enrollment Schedule
Step 6: Student DE Orientations
Prospective Student FAQ
Student Testimonials
Online Counseling

Is Distance Education Right for Me?
Student DE Orientations
Canvas Login
View Online Course Schedule
Online Education Initiative (OEI)
Student Tutorials
DE Student Handbooks
How To Access Your Learning Management System
Current Student FAQ
Learn about the OEI Course Exchange for Students
Online Counseling


Instructor Trainings
DE3 Office Hours
Other DE Professional Development
Survey of Fall 2016 Canvas Instructors
Canvas Resources for Instructors
Open Educational Resources for Instructors
DE Advisory
Online Education Initiative (OEI)
Dean's Corner
DE Faculty Handbooks
Faculty FAQs
Professional Development
DE Summit

Distance Education Student Help
Distance Education Faculty Help

DE Student Help Line


Instructional Technologist / Designers 

Ali Olson Pacheco

LRC RM 124
(Office Hours)

Matthew Moore

LRC RM 146
(Office Hours)

Sharon Oxford

LRC RM 147
(Office Hours)