Video / Televised Courses

About Video / Televised Courses

A video / televised course is a recorded classroom presentation which is streamed online and also broadcast on television in partnership with the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium, on SECC Cable 15, 16, 17.  Students are required to attend a limited number of on-campus meetings for review sessions and exams.

All video / televised course sessions are also available online. This archive is maintained as a service to students who do not have cable television or who need access to the course material for review purposes. Visit the archive for more information.

Technology Requirements (Streaming Online)

For access to the video streams:

  • A computer capable of playing Flash video files or Quicktime downloads is necessary to view streaming videos.
  • A high-speed Internet connection is recommended for viewing live streams or downloading from the archives.
  • Computer speakers

Technology Requirements (Television Broadcast Viewing)

  • A television
  • Subscription to one of  local cable/broadband television providers that carries the SECC channels:
    • Sacramento area Comcast cable system (Channels 15, 16, 17 & 18)
    • Surewest Broadband/Consolidated Communications (Channels 17, 18, or 21)
    • AT&T U-verse TV (via the Channel 99 application/menu)
  • Computer and Internet access for Desire2Learn if required by the instructor

Additional Requirements

Some instructors require additional online activity as part of the class.  If your instructor requires you to access Desire2Learn (D2L) for participation or assignments:

You’ll want to make sure you have access to the Desire2Learn Sample Class, which you can access instantly.  This self-guided course demonstrates how to navigate and use many of the common features in D2L. Log in to using your student ID number and your Los Rios password. Once you’ve logged in, click on the advertisement for the sample class, located on the right hand side of the screen. Here you can enroll yourself in the D2L Sample Class (there are no fees associated with this class; “enrollment” in the class is not for academic credit). In about 30 minutes or less, you will have completed the course and familiarized yourself with the D2L learning environment.

A Mandatory Orientation Session may be required, and will include information on course policies and assignments as presented in the course syllabus.

  • a course outline
  • the textbook
  • a Study Guide
  • a class web site
  • instructor contact information

Examinations may be held on campus at the discretion of the instructor.

Information about whether there will be a mandatory on-site orientation or mandatory on-site examinations for a particular course is typically provided in the online class schedule or on the instructor’s website.

More questions?

For information about a particular course, please contact the course instructor.