DE Student Orientations

Welcome to the Summer 2017 Distance Education Student Orientations!  Only a few courses will be taught in D2L this summer as most courses have been moved to Canvas.  Starting July 1, 2017, all courses will be taught in Canvas.  If you are not sure which orientation to take, either consult with your instructor or log into the portal, choose "my courses", and then click the home icon beside the name of your course.  This home icon takes you to the course and you will be able to discover in which learning management system it is located.  There are two types of trainings for each system.  The most popular is Option 1 - Self Paced Tutorials Online.  However, we also present Option 2 - a few Live DE Student Orientations at the start of the term.  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 Spring 2017 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. Summer 2017 Canvas Student Orientation

Option 2 - The Live DE Student Orientations: Live technical orientations for Desire2Learn or Canvas will be held during the following times for the Summer of 2017. 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 if you do not complete everything then you can finish the tutorial online from anywhere. 

Dates for Desire2Learn Live Orientations for Summer of 2017 - No Registration Necessary

  • Wednesday May 24, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Dates for Live CANVAS Orientations for Summer of 2017 - No Registration Necessary

  • Tuesday, May 23rd  @ 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 25th @ 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 14th @ 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 15th @ 10:00 AM

First online course?  

We strongly suggest that students taking their first online course take  Quest For Success Readiness Self Paced Module as well as the Canvas Orientation.  

To sign up for the Quest for Success online Orientation  Use this Link:  Summer 2017 Quest for Success