The American River Current

Athletic instructors redesign yoga classes for virtual learning

Eric Black, alongside his wife Bethani Black who also teaches yoga at American River College, record YouTube videos for their students instead of holding live Zoom classes. (Photo courtesy of Eric Black)

Nick Subia, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

This fall, nearly all classes at American River College are being held in an online environment due to the coronavirus pandemic. For most subjects, this transition has been straight forward and manageable, but when it comes to online fitness the college’s athletic instructors have had to think outside...

Having trouble with Canvas? Don’t stress

Even if you struggle with online learning, Canvas is designed to be user friendly and help you stay as organized as possible. (Photo by Edith Nunez)

Edith Nunez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

This semester many students are taking an online class for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes are either synchronous, meaning class meets live through Zoom at a set time and day, or it is asynchronous, meaning the class doesn’t meet through Zoom and the instructor posts lectures...

HomeBase provides new path to guidance

Each personalized HomeBase can be found under the “Courses” tab in Canvas. From there, students can connect with coaches and counselors to receive the guidance they need to succeed.

Nick Subia

September 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s administration and faculty have decided to implement an innovative, interactive solution for students who are struggling with the shift to online learning.   Among the numerous recent procedural changes, ARC has adopted informative, v...

ARC still plans to host graduation even though ceremony was canceled

With all May ceremonies cancelled, American River College explores alternative options so students may still experience a commencement ceremony. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Bram Martinez, Arts & Culture Editor

April 29, 2020

Events have been canceled all over the country, with rules for no large gatherings of people.  This can include concerts and festivals,  as well as graduation ceremonies for American River College for spring 2020. ARC President Thomas Greene says he understands why these ceremonies matter, especia...

New campus-wide e-learning platform is a big improvement

Despite controversy, Canvas is serving as the online learning management system for the Los Rios Community College District. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Tracy Holmes

January 30, 2018

Change is never easy, but it is the biggest part of life and Canvas, the campus’ new e-learning platform, is the biggest change for American River College this semester. Canvas is the online learning environment all instructors in the Los Rios Community College District will use coinciding with in...

Los Rios District considering switch from D2L

The Los Rios Community College District may soon switch from the currently in place D2L to a different program called Canvas. D2L currently costs the district $287,000 to operate each year. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Hannah Darden

April 25, 2016

The Los Rios Community College District is leaving D2L behind in favor of a system called Canvas, according to an email from district Deputy Chancellor Sue Lorimer. The change comes about as a result of the LRCCD’s move to shift its learning management system (LMS) away from D2L. The licensing ...

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