Welcome to Online Winter Quarter!
Classes Begin Jan. 4, 2021
- Most classes will be online; check the class schedule for details
- Campus will be closed, with a few exceptions
- Bookmark this webpage and check back regularly for important updates
What's On This Page?
- Online learning resources for students – including video tips for online learning success
- Online teaching resources for instructors
- Student services and support
- Additional assistance and resources
- Messages to the De Anza community
NEW: Winter and Spring Classes Mostly Online
Winter and spring classes will be mostly online, to ensure that De Anza can continue to comply with any county and state health directives that may be in place.
- The winter class schedule is available now.
- The spring class schedule will be posted online after Feb. 3.
- Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines.
Watch this webpage for any updates.
Check Your Class Schedule
Be sure to check the class schedule and footnotes for details on each of your online classes – including whether they have regularly scheduled meeting times; some scheduled meetings; or no regularly scheduled meetings, with students completing coursework on their own time, within assigned deadlines.
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 via live chat – available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – or to request a response by email.
LEAD Student Guide to Online Learning
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 PhoneMany 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.
- Planetarium: While the college has canceled or postponed most on-campus events, the De Anza Planetarium is hosting virtual field trips.