Orientation Information


Frequently Asked Questions: Here are answers 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 when the semester begins.

In the meantime all students must complete the following:

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

Answer: http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/welcome/sample-class

  • When you first enter D2L (“My Home Page” before clicking on your class site), look for the link that says “Self Registration.”
  • Click on “Self-Registration”
  • Click on “D2L Free Sample Class”
  • Click on “Register”
  • Complete the “D2L Free Sample Class for Students” (All 8 Modules and Final Exam):
  • 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 !
  • Follow the instructions to save your certificate to the computer.
  • Make sure you save your certificate as a “rich text format” (rtf) file, Then, UPLOAD your certificate.rtf to the D2L Dropbox for our Class(es).
  • I repeat… Do not just forward the certificate to me. It must be uploaded to our dropbox.
  • If you follow the above instructions correctly, you will receive 5 extra credit points!
    Link to step-by-step instructions for the D2L Free Sample Class
  • Questions about the D2L Free Sample Class should be emailed to: ProfessorD2L-  Email:  profd2l@arc.losrios.edu (this is not me.)
  • Assignments for the D2L Free Sample Class are not emailed to me. Please email them to  profd2l@arc.losrios.edu .

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.

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

Answer: You may be excused from the “mandatory orientation.” I do expect you to review the course and orientation ppt materials, read the syllabus thoroughly, complete the D2L Free Sample Class (follow the directions below re: submitting the certificate of completion), and take our Class’ Orientation Quiz- once D2L opens.

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…

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 before, AND
(c.) you are enrolled in one of my above sections– you may satisfy the orientation requirement without attending:

-View the COURSE INFORMATION and D2L ORIENTATION Powerpoints on the course’s website (see course links).
-Complete the Free Sample Class inside of D2L. (See “Where do I find the D2L Free Sample Class?” above).

Then, when our Class opens:

SUBMIT the D2L Certificate of Completion AND
TAKE our Class’ Orientation Quiz.

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


Fall Semester 2014- Orientation Schedule:

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.

The Child, Family, & Community = ECE 314-or-SOC 312 Same course, just cross-referenced

The Child, Family, & Community = ECE 314-or-SOC 312 (Same course, just cross-referenced)
Orientation: Date & Time are based on your enrollment. All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course SYLLABUS BEFORE attending an ORIENTATION.
Orientation Schedule:
Main Campus LRC-141:
Wednesday, August 27th, 12 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

Children's Health, Safety & Nutrition = ECE 415

Children’s Health, Safety & Nutrition = ECE 415
Orientation: Date & Time are based on your enrollment. All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course SYLLABUS BEFORE attending an ORIENTATION.
Orientation Schedule:
Main Campus: Room LRC-141:

Wednesday, August 27th, 1 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

Marriage & the Family = FCS 320-or-SOC 310 Same course, just cross-referenced.

Marriage & the Family = FCS 320-or-SOC 310 (Same course, just cross-referenced)
Orientation: Date & Time are based on your enrollment. All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course SYLLABUS BEFORE attending an ORIENTATION.
Orientation Schedule:
Main Campus: Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, August 27th, 2 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

Sociology of Aging = GERON 300 or SOC 335 Same course, just cross-referenced.

Sociology of Aging = GERON 300-or-SOC 335 (Same course, just cross-referenced)
Orientation: Date & Time are based on your enrollment. All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course SYLLABUS BEFORE attending an ORIENTATION.
Orientation Schedule:
Main Campus: Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, August 27th, 3 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (If there is space available).

DAVIS Center = General Orientation for any of the above classes

DAVIS Center = General Orientation for any of the above classes
Orientation: All students must complete the D2L Free Sample Class & read the current course SYLLABUS BEFORE attending an ORIENTATION.
Orientation Schedule:  
New Davis Center:  1720 Jade Street, Davis, CA,
Room 202 (Second Floor)
Thursday, August 28, 4 pm
Add numbers will only be handed out at the orientation (if there is space available).