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Online Learning

Online Learning

Jun 19
(Juneteenth) -No Classes
Jul 4
(4th of July) - No Classes
Sep 2
(Labor Day) - No Classes
Nov 11
(Veteran's Day) - No Classes
Nov 25 to Nov 30
(Thanksgiving Break) - No Classes

Non-JALC Students: Online Classes Through OCE

If you are from another community college and taking an online course at John A. Logan College (JALC) through the Online Course Exchange (OCE), you will always log into Desire2Learn (D2L) using this link John A. Logan College Desire2Learn (D2L)
You will never use or log into Desire2Learn (D2L) using 

Each semester, students from other Illinois community colleges enroll in online classes at John A. Logan College through OCE (Online Course Exchange), which is a service created by a consortium (ILCCO) of 23 community colleges willing to share their online courses with each other. If you have registered for a course through your local community college, but are actually enrolled through JALC, this page is designed to assist you in taking our online class.

Thank you for selecting a John A. Logan College (JALC) course through the Online Course Exchange. After registering for the course at your college, you will receive a welcome email from JALC titled John A. Logan OCE Student. This email will provide you with the following, along with additional information and resources.

  • Username
  • Password
  • Link to access D2L

Once you have received your email, you can then access Desire2Learn (D2L). D2L is the Learning Management System (LMS) that John A. Logan uses for online courses. As an OCE student, you can only access D2L using the following link:
John A. Logan Desire2Learn (D2L)

At anytime you forget your password, you can click on the Forgot your password link provided on the login page.
John A. Logan Desire2Learn (D2L)

Screenshot for login page

To help prepare for the semester, we strongly encourage you to complete the following.

  1. Perform a D2L system check to ensure that your browser is properly configured to use the system.
  2. Setup your D2L Notifications: to stay informed on what is happening in your D2L course(s).
  3. Complete the D2L Orientation if you are new to D2L. To become a successful online learner, students may take a free

Your course will appear in D2L on the first day of the semester, unless the instructor opens the course early. If you do not see your course(s) by 8:00 AM on the first day, please contact

Academic Calendar

You will receive an email from your instructor that provides a copy of the syllabus prior to the start of the semester. A copy of the syllabus will also be provided within your D2L course. You will not be able to access the JALC Syllabi Portal.

Books may be ordered from JALC’s online bookstore. If utilizing this option, be certain to NOT select Ship to Campus.

If you prefer not to order from JALC”s online bookstore, you can collect the ISBN number from JALC’s online bookstore or the course syllabus.

Once classes begin, please remember when acquiring assistance with your course your first point of contact should be your instructor. Click here to access the Employee Directory.

D2L Support:

Student Services
Student support services are the responsibility of your home college. Examples of these services include registration, advising, orientation, testing, assessment, tutoring, textbook purchase, and library usage. In some cases, a partnership between the home and teaching college may be necessary to address your certain needs. Examples of these services include advising for programs offered by the teaching college and library services such as specialized databases offered by the teaching college.

Accessibility Policy
This policy outlines the processes involved in making OCE courses available to students with disabilities at ILCCO member colleges. Accessibility is important because students with disabilities should have equal opportunity to enroll in any online course offered through the Online Course Exchange (OCE). The teaching college will be responsible for making its materials accessible to any student with a documented disability purchasing a seat through OCE. Reasonable accommodations to make course materials accessible will be provided to meet the specific needs of the student. Responsibilities of the student, home college, and teaching college are as follows:

  • Student Responsibilities
    The student must have provided appropriate documentation of a disability with his Home College’s office of disability services to be eligible for OCE accessibility services. It is the student’s responsibility to follow his Home College’s procedures for requesting accommodations in any online course, including the ones in which he will be requesting seats through OCE. It will be helpful to the Teaching College to know what assistive technologies, if any, the student uses when accessing online resources. It will be required that the student sign a release of information statement in order for the home college disability services staff to share information with the professional staff at the teaching college.
  • Home College Responsibilities
    The department of disability services at the Home College will contact its ILCCO champion to verify appropriate documentation has been received and inform him about accessibility and accommodation needs. The Home College champion will provide the Teaching College champion with the course the student would like to take online, and the accommodation needed at the time the seat is requested or as soon as possible as a pre-approved seat is filled with a student with a disability. In addition, he will provide the contact information of the Home College’s disability services staff familiar with the student’s particular needs. The Home College disability services staff is responsible for providing appropriate local services, such as special test administration.
  • Teaching College Responsibilities
    If the seat request is granted by the Teaching College, the Teaching College will work with its own disability services staff and the instructor to determine and implement the accommodations needed to make all of the course materials accessible. The instructor is responsible for following the policies of the Teaching College in addressing the student’s needs. The Teaching College will make every effort to complete accessibility and accommodation strategies in place at the beginning of the class or, if not possible, inform the student of plans to establish them. If additional information is needed or problems arise, the Teaching College will consult with the Home College’s office of disability services.

JALC Library: This is only needed if your instructor is requiring you to use JALC Library Databases

Student Complaints: John A. Logan College is committed to equal opportunities for all students. The College has established procedures for the fast and fair resolution of student complaints.