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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
Welcome to the Student Resources for Online and Hybrid Classes! Moodle has been retired! All online and hybrid courses will be hosted on Canvas.


Go to the Peralta Portal to
Access Canvas, Email, & Apps

  • On the portal site, choose “Students” or “Faculty/Staff“.
  • Login using the same username and password as your Peralta Email.
  • Click the Canvas icon – it will appear as an app on your dashboard if you are teaching or enrolled in a Canvas course.
  • To find Canvas help information- click on ‘help’ icon  Canvas Help icon


  • Distance Education

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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.