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Need a Place to Study?
You can reserve a quiet space at the Library Computer Lab on campus, where you’ll have access to computers, printers and Wi-Fi. You must reserve your time in advance, up to a maximum of two hours per day, by using the online sign-up system. You must follow rules for coming to campus and use the Optimum HQ check-in service before you come.
Library Textbooks and Materials
Library textbooks and materials are available by request during the first two weeks of summer session. You can submit an online request and then come to campus for pickup during these hours – Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2-7 p.m. – from June 28 to July 8 only. You must follow rules for coming to campus and use the Optimum HQ check-in service before you come.
Extended Deadlines for Pass/No Pass, Excused Withdrawals
The deadlines for requesting Pass/No Pass or an Excused Withdrawal have been extended, in consideration of the disruptions caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- Pass/No Pass: You can request Pass/No Pass for classes taken in the 2021 summer session or retroactively for classes taken in winter or spring 2021 or winter, spring, summer or fall of 2020. The deadline for these requests is Dec. 31, 2021.
- Excused Withdrawals: You can request an Excused Withdrawal for classes taken in the 2021 summer session up to the last day of the class. (The last day of class will vary for different summer courses.) Requests for excused withdrawals for previous quarters will not be considered without documentation of extenuating circumstances.
Before choosing Pass/No Pass, you should know that some transfer universities may not accept Pass grades for certain requirements. To learn more about these important considerations and how to submit a request, visit our Special Rules for Pass/No Pass and Excused Withdrawals webpage. (Updated June 29, 2021)
Video: Online Learning Tips for Success
Your instructor will let you know about specific arrangements for each class. If you have questions, please check the syllabus for the best way to contact your instructor.
Resources for Students
Online Education Center
- Student Resource Hub: Visit this site for tips, guides and answers to your questions about using Canvas, Zoom and other online learning tools that your classes may be adopting.
- Staying Organized: This webpage has advice for planning and staying on top of your online coursework.
- Canvas Help: Need technical support with Canvas? This page has information on how to get help.
- More Student Resources: Visit this page for more links and tips.
- Get Ready for Online Learning: This website has videos about getting "tech ready," managing your time, communicating with instructors and more.
Library, Reference and Technical Support
- Many Library resources are available online. Visit the Library website to learn more.
- Need reference help? You can chat online with a librarian, during designated hours. Visit the Library website and look for the red button.
- Need technical support? You can get assistance 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. They will assist you via live chat, or by email if they're unable to respond right away.
Students in the LEAD Learning Community put together a printable set of flyers with useful tips for studying online – including advice for studying at home, creating online communities and self-care while sheltering at home.
For Faculty Members
Resources for Faculty Members
Resource Hub: Visit the Online Ed Center's Faculty Resource Hub to find webinars, online labs and instructional guides for using Zoom, Canvas and other online teaching tools.
Need Assistance? You can reach the Online Education Center team by emailing email@example.com
California Virtual Campus: The CVC's Online Education Initiative offers plenty of resources to help instructors plan and prepare for online teaching – including tips on organizing course content, communicating with students and supporting them.
- Remember to tell your students about the resources on this webpage
- How Faculty Members Can Support Students in Traumatic Times (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Strategies for Maintaining a Harassment-Free Virtual Learning Environment (Nova Southeastern University)
- Students in the LEAD Learning Community developed a set of printable flyers with helpful tips for supporting students while teaching online – including tips on building community, organizing Canvas lessons and encouraging student engagement online and on Zoom.
Working at Home
- How Parents Can Work at Home – And Get Stuff Done (Care.com)
- Why Working From Home is Exhausting – And How to Reinvigorate (Forbes)
Tips on Zoom Security
- How to Prevent “Zoom-Bombing” in a Few Easy Steps (New York Times)
- Settings for Preventing "Zoom-Bombing” (UC Berkeley Information Security Office)
Student Services Available Online and By PhoneMost campus offices – including Admissions and Records, Financial Aid and academic counselors – are available to talk and provide services by email, Zoom video and other formats. Please see the websites for individual programs or check our list of contact information for online student services.
- Return to Campus Planning: The college is engaged in thoughtful planning for a phased return of on-campus Instructional programs, in consultation with Instructional deans, with Student Services and Administrative Services programs in support. Learn more about current plans and status on our Return to Campus website.
- Planetarium: While the college has canceled or postponed most on-campus events, the De Anza Planetarium is hosting virtual field trips.
- See the Messages and Updates webpage for relevant communications sent by De Anza College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to students, faculty members and classified professionals.