Student Resource Hub

This page will be used to provide resources for students who are learning online at De Anza. It will change frequently as new resources become available. Please bookmark this page and check back often.

Fall 2021 Classes

Fall classes at De Anza will be mostly online! Apply now for Fall or check the Fall schedule of classes. Note that Canvas sites for most classes will become available by Monday, September 20. Use your MyPortal login credentials (8-digit college ID and password) to get started!

Tech Support

You can get technical help with Canvas, Zoom, MyPortal and other online learning tools or software from the Library West Computer Lab's expert technicians. Use the form on the Computer Lab's webpage to request help.

New to Canvas?

Canvas provides an online classroom with tools for accessing lectures, assignments, and tests, depending on what your instructors choose to use.

A modern computer with updated Web browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Edge) and an Internet connection is all you need. There's also a Canvas student app that allows many but not all Canvas features to be accessed. There are step-by-step Canvas Student Guides that show you how to perform common tasks in Canvas, from changing your profile to submitting an assignment.

New to Zoom (aka ConferZoom)?

Zoom is Web conferencing software that allows you to meet as a class or individually with your teacher over the Internet. Meetings are sometimes recorded and available for later viewing.

Within Canvas: Some teachers will direct you to access Zoom meetings from within your Canvas course. Look in the course navigation buttons on the left for ConferZoom. Read this Guide to Zoom in Canvas for more information.

Outside of Canvas: Your teacher may send a link for a Zoom meeting to you through email. If they do, click on the link before the meeting is scheduled to start to join. You may be prompted to download the Zoom application. Do so. Read the Zoom quick-start guide for students (outside of Canvas) for instructions

 

Student Orientation

New to online learning and Canvas? Join a Zoom conference to learn about how to get around in Canvas and get help when you need it. Choose a session and visit our Sample Canvas Course for the Zoom link:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 24, 12:30 pm
  1. Log into Canvas (https://deanza.instructure.com) with your MyPortal user name and password
  2. Click Help/Question Mark
  3. Click Canvas Resource Library for Students link
  4. Click the link to visit our Sample Canvas Course (and "enroll" there for free)

Free Internet

Comcast Xfinity: Comcast is offering free or lower-cost internet service through its Internet Essentials program for low-income households. Generally, you can qualify if you are receiving SNAP, SSI, WIC or other forms of income assistance. Visit internetessentials.com/covid19 for more information.

Wi-Fi Hotspots: You can get free Wi-Fi service – 24/7 – in the parking lots at Santa Clara County Libraries in Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill and Saratoga. Check the county Libraries website for details.

Comcast also says it has made its network of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots free for all usersGet more information.

Charter Spectrum: Charter Communications, which operates the Spectrum internet service in some areas, is participating in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which offers discounts on Internet service.

Other Resources

Wellness Central (California Community Colleges)

 
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