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Online and Distance Education

Canvas Help

Canvas Help

Canvas is the cloud-based Learning Management System used by faculty and students within the Los Rios Community College District.

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Digital Tools

Digital Tools

This guide will cover the must-know tech in the classroom details for new instructors.

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Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility

Make your digital materials accessible to all users with these required practices. Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities.

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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

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Phone: (916) 558-2635

If you need help and we are not available, please contact:

Los Rios Help Desk
(855) 321-3232


Drop-In Help
Fall and spring semesters
Monday to Friday:
10:00 am to 11:00am
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Other hours/dates by appointment.


Learning Resource Center, LRC 112
Learning Resource Center, LRC 114 for Drop-In Help

3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822


Distance Education Coordinator: Kandace Knudson, PhD, MPH
Phone: (916) 558-2636

Instructional Development Coordinator: Brian Pogue
Phone: (916) 558-2637

Educational Media Specialist: David Martin
Phone: (916) 650-2726

What is Regular & Effective Contact?

As faculty, we have relationships with our students that require effective communication. When we add in the element of educating students from a distance, we have to devote more attention to how we communicate, both in terms of frequency and content.

View the guidelines linked below.


Kandace Knudson, PhD, MPH
D.E. Coordinator
(916) 558-2636

Regular & Effective Contact Guidelines (PDF)