Orientation Information

After reading the FAQs, scroll down page for orientation meeting dates & times.


Frequently Asked Questions- For Enrolled Students

Do you consider me enrolled if I am on the wait list?

Answer:
No, but you do have priority over students who are not on the Wait List.

Please check Add A Class page and follow the directions.

When does the Online Class open in D2L?

Answer:
Students will have access to our D2L Class the first day of the semester, (usually a Saturday).

Prior to the first day of the semester, all students should complete the following:

Once our Course D2L website is available to students you will need to…..

  • Submit the D2L “Certificate of Completion” to our Class Dropbox and
  • Take our class Syllabus Quiz

…..to open our Weekly Class Assignments & Discussion Board Topics.

The above needs to be done during the first week of class… (When the semester begins on a Saturday, the D2L Certificate of Completion should be submitted by the first Wednesday.)

Take the D2L Class now, while you are thinking about it.

Where do I find the "D2L Sample Class?"

Answer: Log in at:
https://d2l.losrios.edu/

taked2lsampleclass

  • When you first enter D2L called “My Home Page,” (before clicking on your class site).
  • Look for & click on the link that says “Self Registration.”
  • Click on “D2L Free Sample Class”
  • Click on “Register”

Image of the Self Registration window.

  • Complete the “D2L Free Sample Class for Students” (All 8 Modules and Final Exam).

Image of Prof D2L and Contact Information

The above image shows Professor D2L.
If you do not see her image in the orientation, then you are not in the
D2L Orientation.

Specific questions about, and assignments for the D2L Sample Class must be emailed to:  ProfessorD2L
Email:  profd2l@arc.losrios.edu (this is not me.)

  • Link to step-by-step instructions for the D2L Free Sample Class
  • When all 8 Modules and the Final Exam (minimum score of 80%) are complete you will see a message saying “Success! Your Certificate is in the mail!”
  • Save your certificate to your computer or flash drive.
  • Copy-and-paste the certificate into a word processing document.
  • Save your certificate as an rtf, doc, docx file.
  • UPLOAD your certificate to the D2L Dropbox for our Class.
  • If you follow the above instructions correctly, you will receive 10 extra credit points.

More Information about D2L:
http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/welcome/sample-class

HELP- I am stuck on a Module in the "D2L Free Sample Class."

Click on EACH step in EACH Module.  When you return to the “D2L Free Sample Class” Course Home & Content Area you will see instructions for the next Module:

FOR Module 1: Navigation: My Home & Course Home  YOU WILL

  • Step 1: Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Step 2: Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Step 3: Do it- Pin the course in the minibar.
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 2 It may appear on the Course Home page, or click on “Resources” then “Content”

Module 2: Course Content

  • Step 1: Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Step 2: Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Step 3: Do it- Bookmark the Course Syllabus
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 3

Module 3: Discussion

  • Step 1: Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Step 2: Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Step 3: Do it- Post to the Discussion area, & Reply to another student (you have to do both).
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 4

Module 4: Dropbox

  • Step 1: Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Step 2: Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Step 3: Do it- Answer one question, then Submit Assignment to Module 4 Dropbox folder in the D2L Sample Class
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 5

Module 5: Quizzes

  • Step 1: Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Step 2: Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Step 3: Do it- Take a 4 question quiz- You have to get 100% on the quiz, so retake it as many times as needed.
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 6

Module 6: Classlist

  • Step 1: Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Step 2: Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Step 3: Do it- Using the Classlist send an email to profd2l@arc.losrios.edu
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 7

Module 7: Grades

  • Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Do it- Check out the grades you have received in this class so far
  • When Do It is completed, Read or Print out Keys to Success
  • Go to Module 8

Module 8: Checklist

  • Introduction- Read Introduction
  • Read & Watch- Read Instructions and Watch the Video
  • Do it- Use the Checklist tool to check off all the activities you have completed so far
  • Return to “Course Home.” If you have successfully completed all 8 Modules you will see the “Congratulation Page.”

Take the Comprehensive D2L Free Sample Class Final

  • Once you receive a score of 80% or more, your Certificate of Completion will be mailed to you within 24 hours.

More information can be found at:
http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/welcome/sample-class

How to save & upload the D2L Certificate to our class Dropbox

How do I Save the Certificate of Completion?

  1. Highlight the Certificate in your email
  2. Click on “Copy”  (or hold down the Control button while you click on C, for Copy)
  3. Open a new word document
  4. Click cursor into the new document
  5. “Paste” (or hold down the Control button while you click on V, for Paste)
  6. Click on “Save As”
    1. Name your file
    2. Select place to save file (Desktop or ?)
    3. Format (or type of file) rtf, doc or docx file
    4. Click on Save.

How do I Upload to the Dropbox?

When you have completed the D2L Sample Class the Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

1. In our Dropbox select the correct folder:

EXAMPLE Week 1: Submit D2L Certificate of Completion.

2. Click on “Add a File.”
3. Click on “Upload” and browse to find your file. (Desktop or ?)
4. Browse to and Open your file.
5. Click on “Add” to attach the file.
6. Enter any comments in the Comments field.
7. Click “Submit.”
8. Click the “Done” button.

How many orientations do I have to attend?

Answer:
One

BUT I am enrolled in more than one of your online courses…

Answer:
Attendance at only one orientation is required.

You may attend any of my orientations during the first week of the semester.

What if I have successfully taken online classes in the past….?

Answer:
If you have successfully taken an online class prior to this semester (and received a C or better) you may be excused from the “mandatory orientation meeting.” I do expect you to

  • Review:
    • “Course Syllabus”
    • “Course Information ppt”
    • “Using D2L for Our Course ppt”
  • Take Our Course Syllabus Quiz
  • Submit the D2L Free Sample Class “Certificate of Completion” to our Class Dropbox.

As long as the above gets done the first week of class, you will not get dropped for missing the orientation…

Follow the D2L directions in the link above called:

“Where do I find the D2L Free Sample Class?”

I CAN'T ATTEND the orientation time for my class! What can I do?

Answer:
1.  IF YOU ARE ENROLLED in one of my classes, you can choose to ATTEND ANY ORIENTATION TIME that works best for you… during the first week of the semester.

A students who is going to take advantage of this option must be sure to sign the class roster for their course(s) when you arrive at orientation.

2.  If (for a valid reason):
(a.) the above Orientation options do not work for you, AND
(b.) you have successfully taken an online course prior to this semester, (for which you received a C or better),
AND
(c.) you are enrolled in the online course, you may satisfy the orientation requirement by doing the following:

i.) View the “Course Information” and “Using D2L for Our Course” Powerpoints on the course website (see course links).
ii.) Complete the Free Sample Class inside of D2L. (See “Where do I find the D2L Free Sample Class?” above).
Then, when our Class opens:
iii.) SUBMIT the D2L Certificate of Completion AND
TAKE our Class’ Syllabus Quiz.

When the above are complete, you will be able to see our Weekly Class Content and Assignments.


Orientations: Location, Date & Time

The following D2L courses will not be available until the first week of class.

For more information about the following courses, please find their respective  links under “Courses I Teach.” There, you can print out a copy of your course syllabus, find textbook information, and see the first week’s assignment.

If you are enrolled in multiple courses listed below, attendance at only one orientation is required.

CHILD, FAMILY, & COMMUNITY = ECE 314 & SOC 312: SCC Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141- Wednesday, January 18, 12pm.

The Child, Family, & Community = ECE 314-or-SOC 312 (Same course, just cross-referenced)
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

Orientation Meeting:
Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, January 18th, at 12 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION = ECE 415: SCC Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141- Wednesday, January 18th, 1pm.

Children’s Health, Safety & Nutrition = ECE 415
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

Orientation Meeting:
Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, January 18th, at 1 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

  • The optional Service Learning Program and Extra Credit Option (Volunteering at Safetyville, USA) for Children’s Health, Safety and Nutrition require additional Orientations. If interested, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor and make arrangements for these programs.

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.

MARRIAGE & the FAMILY = FCS 320 & SOC 310: SCC Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141- Wednesday, January 18th, 2pm.

Marriage & the Family = FCS 320-or-SOC 310 (Same course, just cross-referenced)
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

Orientation Meeting:
Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, January 18th, at 2 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.

SOCIOLOGY of AGING = GERON 300 & SOC 335: SCC Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141- Wednesday, January 18th, 3pm.

Sociology of Aging = GERON 300-or-SOC 335 (Same course, just cross-referenced)
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

Orientation Meeting:
Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, January 18th, at 3 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.

DAVIS Center General Orientation: 1720 Jade Street, Room 202- Thursday, January 19th at 6pm

DAVIS Center = General Orientation for any of the above classes.
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

Orientation Meeting:
Davis Center,  1720 Jade Street, Davis, CA,
Room 202 (Second Floor)
Thursday, January 19th at 6pm.
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (if there is space available).

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.

WEST SACRAMENTO Center General Orientation: 1115 West Capitol Avenue, Room 220 (2nd Floor)- Tuesday, January 17th, at 1:30 pm

West Sacramento Center = General Orientation for any of the above classes.
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

Orientation Meeting:
West Sacramento Center Room 220 (2nd Floor)
Tuesday, January 17th, at 1:30 pm
Add numbers will be handed out at the orientation (if there is space available).

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.

HEALTHY YOUNG CHILDREN in Group Care = ECE 419 (2nd 8-Wks): SCC Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141- Tuesday, March 14th, 8:30am

Healthy Young Children In Group Care = ECE 419 (2nd 8-Weeks of Spring Semester)
All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course syllabus BEFORE attending an orientation.

This Orientation Meeting Is Not For Other Classes Listed Above:
Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141:
Tuesday, March 14th, at 8:30 am
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

If you have a conflict with the time slot, thoroughly read the “Frequently Asked Questions” on this webpage.