Welcome Students!  Below you will find the self-paced online student orientation @ Ventura College.  After successfully completing the orientation, you will receive a digital badge within the course. Please contact your instructor for more information about whether completing the distance education student orientation is required or not. Note: There are more resources on the Current Students in online education page.

Orientation Type

Link to Orientation

Self-Paced Online Orientation: This self-paced online tutorial is ideal for the student who is somewhat familiar with online instruction or is an independent self directed learner.  Students can take this course from any computer that has access to the Internet, and it is available 24/7.  Sometimes your instructor offers a grade. 

Spring 2022 Student Distance Education Orientation

The Live DE Student Orientations: Live technical orientations in Canvas are hosted by our student specialists.   Please contact our VC DE Student Help Line to arrange a time to meet in the LRC BEACH computer area.  The live student orientations are roughly 120 minutes in length.  If you do not complete everything at that time, you can finish the tutorial online from anywhere.

Currently we cannot offer live in person demonstrations due to the COVID 19.  You can feel free to meet with one of our student workers online. 
Students, do you have a question about Canvas and/or your online class? Please contact Ventura College Distance Education Student Help. VC DE Student Help Line