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Distance Education Home

Welcome to the Distance Education website for the Peralta Community College District and its four campuses: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. 

The PCCD DE initiative is designed to:

  • Assist the district in achieving it’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Support excellence in online teaching and learning
  • Reduce education gaps in student achievement
  • Ensure that all PCCD online and hybrid classes meet federal, state, and accreditation standards

Peralta is currently using two learning management systems, Moodle and Canvas. Most classes are being taught on Moodle for Fall 2017, and a few classes will be taught on Canvas.

Moodle Logo Canvas Logo
Moodle Resources for Students Canvas Student Login Info 
Moodle Resources for Faculty Canvas Faculty Login Info


Important: students using Moodle and/or Canvas must have access to their Peralta Student email.  For more information about student email, click here⇒



  • Distance Education

    Sunday 19 November 2017
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  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.