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What is D2L?

D2L is Pacifica's Online Learning Management System. All hybrid, web-enhanced and online supplemented courses are taught using the Pacifica eLearning system, also commonly known as Desire2Learn (D2L). D2L is also the learning enviroment used for Pacifica's Online Public Programs. The online courses are specifically designed to create a rich online learning environment that allow students "anytime, anywhere" access to communicate, chat, discuss, present, and submit electronic documents online. 


For questions regarding the D2L system, please contact:

Pacifica IT Support

Email: itsupport@pacifica.edu
Phone: (805) 679-6199

What Should You Expect?

A D2L course allows students to access syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, instant messaging, grades, and much more. D2L includes a variety of modes to communicate and collaborate between you and your instructor and classmates.  By combining in-person and online instruction to deliver material, instructors can use those techniques best suited for teaching engaging content.  Learning online at Pacifica allows you to become part of a community of learners logging onto a course website with your instructor at a time most convenient to you.

If you are taking a hybrid, web-enhanced or online supplemented course, you will be accessing your online course materials through Desire2Learn (D2L), Pacifica's Online Management System.  Each student will be notified via email and within the course syllabus whether they will have access to an online course site outlining the procedure to access your online course before the start of the course. 

The login to the Pacifica eLearning System, D2L is https://elearning.my.pacifica.edu
To help prepare your computer to ensure the best experience using Desire2Learn, please click here to download the System Requirements.


Which Programs Use D2L?

Hybrid Programs

M.A. in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life
M.A./Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Jungian & Archetypal Studies

Two of Pacifica's degree programs are offered in a hybrid format that combines on-campus residential learning with an online experience. Classes begin online and continue during four-day residential sessions that take place from a Thursday morning to a Sunday afternoon once each quarter. These intensive sessions include classroom presentations, guest speakers, experiential activities, and ample opportunities for social interaction. While working from home, students are expected to participate in weekly online instructional activities which include; reading, research, posting and responding to interactive discussions with classmates and faculty, listening to audio files, watching videos, and completing regular written assignments. The work is ongoing and academically challenging, yet flexible enough to allow students to engage in the program in a way that suits their personal schedule.  Click here for more information.

Web-Enhanced Programs

M.A./Ph.D Program in Mythological Studies
Ph.D Program in Clinical Psychology
M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology
Ph.D Program in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy
Ph.D Program in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Somatic Studies

Five of Pacifica's degree programs offer a web-enhanced format for specific courses that provides students with access to instructional materials and online activities during the weeks in the quarter students are not on campus. Classes begin with a residential session and students will receive information and/or training during orientation about the online learning system. Students are expected to participate in weekly online discussion board assignments and some courses may include submitting written assignments online. Course syllabi will include specific online course requirements and expectations. There will be no online learning activities to complete during residential sessions; however some instructors may provide instructional materials such as presentations or handouts to access within the D2L course.

Online Supplemented Programs

Ph.D Program in Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology Department provides 1st through 3rd year students access to a D2L course for each of their on-campus courses. These courses simply offer students access to instructional materials, discussion forums for social interaction and may require students to submit assignments online. The online supplemented courses provide students with easy access to online readings, presentations and instructor feedback on submitted assignments. All course syllabi will include specific instructions.