Requesting a D2L Course


Faculty who are teaching online, hybrid (on-site and online), or web-enhanced (on-campus with a supplemental website) courses can request to use the Los Rios Desire2Learn (D2L) online learning management system. Courses are requested and created using an automated online process, which originates from the Los Rios Employee Self-Service (ESS) page.  Courses requested are created during an automated overnight process.  Students are automatically populated in the D2L course seven calendar days prior to the start of the term.  Student add/drop enrollment activity is automatically handled through an overnight enrollment process so that faculty simply manage their official rosters and do not have to add students into or drop students out of D2L.

The video below explains how to request an official D2L site for a course.  If you have additional questions about the course request process, contact the Los Rios Help Desk at or (916) 568-3012.





About The COVE

The COVE (Center for Online and Virtual Education) is part of the Learning Resources Division at Sacramento City College.

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  • D2L downtime tomorrow 1/17/2014 5:00am-7:00am January 16, 2014
    The Desire2Learn system will be unavailable Jan 17th 2014 from 5:00am until 7:00am. This is necessary to perform a system change. D2L will be available again by 7:00 am on Jan 17th, 2013.

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