Orientation Information

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


Frequently Asked Questions- For Enrolled Students

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

Answer:
No. 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:

  • Update your City College email (forward your City College email to an account used regularly).  AND
  • Read COURSE SYLLABUS (see course links)    AND
  • Complete the “D2L Free Sample Class” BEFORE attending ORIENTATION.
  • Satisfy the mandatory ORIENTATION requirement.

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

  • Submit the D2L Sample Class “Certificate of Completion”
  • AND take our class Orientation Quiz

…..to open our Weekly Class Assignments in the Content Area.

The above needs to be done the first week of class…
So, if you can take the D2L Sample Class now, you will be prepared when our class D2L website opens.

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

Answer:
https://d2l.losrios.edu/

Take D2L Sample ClassInformation about D2L:
http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/welcome/sample-class

  • When you first enter D2L called “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).
    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!”
  • Follow the instructions to save your certificate to your computer or flash drive.
  • You can copy-and-paste the certificate into a word processing document. Make sure you save your certificate as an rtf, doc, docx file. Then, UPLOAD your certificate to the D2L Dropbox for our Class(es).
  • I repeat… Do not just forward the certificate to me. It must be UPLOADed to the class dropbox(es).
  • If you follow the above instructions correctly, you will receive 5 extra credit points!
  • Specific 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 .

This is Professor D2L.

If you do not see this image in the orientation, then you are not in the

“D2L Free Sample Class Orientation.”

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.” I do expect you to

  • Review:
    • “Course Syllabus”
    • “Course Information ppt”
    • “Using D2L for Our Course ppt”
  • Take Our Course Orientation 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’ Orientation Quiz.

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


Fall Semester 2016- Orientation Meetings: Dates, Times, Locations

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-or-SOC 312 same course, just cross-referenced. Orientation: Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141 on Wednesday, August 24th at 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 Schedule:
Main Campus Library: Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, August 24th 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. Orientation: Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141 on Wednesday, Wednesday, August 24th at 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 Schedule:
Main Campus Library: Room LRC-141:

Wednesday, Wednesday, August 24th 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-or-SOC 310 same course, just cross-referenced. Orientation: Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141 on Wednesday, Wednesday, August 24th at 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 Schedule:
Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141
Wednesday, Wednesday, August 24th 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-or-SOC 335 same course, just cross-referenced. Orientation: Main Campus Library, Room LRC-141 on Wednesday, Wednesday, August 24th at 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 Schedule:
Main Campus Library: Room LRC-141:
Wednesday, Wednesday, August 24th 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- Tuesday, August 23rd at 4pm

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:  
Davis Center:  1720 Jade Street, Davis, CA,
Room 202 (Second Floor)
Tuesday, August 23 at 4pm.
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.