Online Learning FAQs

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a user-friendly, online learning management system.

With D2L you can access online course materials and activities, and collaborate with your instructor and other students from your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.

  • All FRCC Online courses live in D2L. Learn moreabout our online courses and how they work.
  • Both FRCC campus-based courses and Online courses use D2L.

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The Online Orientation is the online option to fulfill the New Student Orientation requirement. Whereas, the Introduction to Online Learning is required for students new to online classes. While different, both are required for students taking their first online class.

The Introduction to Online Learning explains how to use Desire2Learn (D2L), and provides other important information for succeeding in online courses. If you are registered for your first online class, you will need to complete the Introduction to Online Learning, prior to starting your online class.

Online classes require access to a computer and Desire2Learn (D2L). Run a system check to make sure your computer is properly configured to use D2L. Generally, online classes require more reading and writing than on campus classes, and require students to have strong time management skills and be self-disciplined. Online classes are not self-paced, and are normally driven by the deadlines during the semester for turning in papers, posting to discussion boards, taking quizzes, etc.

A wide spread myth among students who have yet to take their first online class is that online classes are easier than on campus classes.

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Students can take online courses through Front Range Community College (FRCC), or the Colorado Community College (CCC) system.

FRCC Online Courses

CCC Online Courses

Classes are available to students on the first day of each term. Your classes will not be viewable prior to the first day of the term. See how to login to Desire2Learn (D2L).

For more information about online courses, see Online Learning.

If you are having trouble in your online class or with D2L, please contact the appropriate department below.

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CCCOnline Courses

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Tuition rates at FRCC are set by the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges. Many students find online classes to be more convenient, and therefore worth the additional cost. See current tuition rates.