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.
Live Drop-In Tech SupportYou 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 via live chat – available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. – or outside those hours, to request a response by email.
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