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.

Winter 2024 Classes

Winter classes at De Anza will be a mix of fully online, hybrid, and fully in-person. Apply now for Winter or check the Winter schedule of classes. Note that Canvas sites for most classes will become available by Monday, January 8. Use your MyPortal login credentials (8-digit college ID and password) to get started!

Important Note for Zoom Users

Students don't need to use the Zoom app to join class meetings--you can join through your web browser. But if you do have the Zoom app installed on your computer or mobile device, you should keep it updated. If you attempt to join a Zoom meeting and are prompted to update your Zoom app, please do so. If you are unable to update your Zoom app immediately and are given the opportunity to join through the web client, take that option and update your Zoom app as soon as possible.

Tech Support

You can get technical help with Canvas, Zoom, MyPortal and other online learning tools or software from De Anza College Library 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, Edge, Chrome, or Safari) 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 Zoom.

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:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Friday, Jan. 12, 12:30-1:30 pm
  1. Log into Canvas 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 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 Xfinity 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 Affordable Connectivity Program, which offers discounts on Internet service.

Other Resources

Wellness Central (California Community Colleges)

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