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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 ...

Opinion: Every class needs to use D2L

Desire2Learn is used by the Los Rios Community College District to help students communicate with their professors, check grades and see homework assignments. (Screen grab from LRCCD D2L)

Kameron Schmid

October 22, 2015

Desire 2 Learn, the online classroom tool for all of Los Rios’ colleges, is a user-friendly website for students and professors to communicate and go through a course together. So why isn’t every class using it? All professors should be using D2L, and all students should be compelled to use it, m...

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