Televised/Video Rental Courses


 A Televised / Video Rental Course combines professionally produced video programs with a limited number of on-campus meetings for review and testing.

How to View Course Videos

  • Option 1: Watch the programs on television
    Televised programs are broadcast in partnership with the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium, on SECC Cable 15, 16, 17 or 18. These channels are carried live on:

    • Sacramento area Comcast cable system (Channels 15, 16, 17 & 18)
    • Surewest Broadband (Channels 17, 18, 21 & 22)
    • AT&T U-verse TV (via the Channel 99 menu)

  • Option 2: Videos may also be viewed on demand from on-campus in the Instructional Media Center at any time, free of charge.
  • Option 3: The same video programs are also available for rental on DVD from the Instructional Media Center at a minimal charge, currently $20 per series for semester-length rental. Video rentals must be processed in person at the IMC. No advance reservation is necessary.

  • Note: Some courses may be combined with an online support site accessible via the Internet, such as Desire2Learn. If your instructor requires you to access Desire2Learn (D2L) as part of the class, you’ll want to make sure you have access to the Desire2Learn Sample Class, which will take you through 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 link titled “Self Registration” in the upper right corner of the screen. Here you can enroll yourself in the D2L Sample Class. 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 include information on
    • course policies and assignments as presented in the course syllabus.
    • a course outline
    • the textbook
    • a CD-ROM
    • a Study Guide
    • a textbook web site
    • 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.

    For general information about distance education courses and services, please contact the Distance Education Office.
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