Students enrolled in Fall 2014 online and hybrid courses are welcome to attend an on-campus or a live, virtual orientation to Online Learning and Blackboard. These orientations, which are NOT course-specific, will be held on-campus Aug. 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Room 2410, Aug. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Room 2410, and Aug. 18 online from 5:30-7. Learn more about LPC orientations.
Blackboard's Profiles tools was updated June 10 with new features. Students who have created profiles will have to log into their profiles with the email address they used to set them up originally. View a video about the new Profiles features.
Firefox is the preferred browser for Blackboard. Try to avoid using Internet Explorer. View more on web browsers.
Welcome to the Online Learning web site at Las Positas College! This site is intended to provide the resources and tools necessary to help you succeed in your course(s).
At LPC, most on-campus courses use Blackboard, a virtual classroom, to enhance instruction. We also have a burgeoning Distance Education (DE) program, which includes courses in two formats: online, which is conducted over the Internet; and hybrid, which is a combination of online and on-campus instruction.
In addition to class sessions, materials, and exercises being accessible online, DE courses make full use of interactive technologies, such as email, discussion boards, blogs, chat, and even group assignments so students can stay connected with their instructor and fellow students.
Because DE courses offer access to accommodate the varied lifestyles and learning styles of students, LPC provides an array of General Education classes in this format. Moreover, students can take DE courses to earn many, if not all, of the units necessary to obtain certain degrees and certificates. All DE courses maintain the same high academic standards of on-campus courses and most are transferable (see the Course Catalog for transfer details).
If you are enrolled in either an on-campus course that uses Blackboard, a hybrid course, or a fully online course, the links to the left will give you the information you need to get started.
Good luck in your course(s)!