Student Resources for Online Learning

Fall Quarter classes will be taught mostly online, though some will have an on-campus component and some will be on campus. Most Fall classes will begin September 26. If you are new to online learning, we have tips and guides to help you succeed in the Student Resource Hub.

Faculty Resources for Online Teaching

Find workshops, webinars, documentation and online open labs at our new Faculty Resource Hub.

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Wellness Central

  • Free online health and wellness resource
  • Designed for community college students
  • Your space, at your pace!

Wellness Central has lots of useful information about topics that are important to you – like first aid, birth control, nutrition, sexual health and help with stress or depression. It works kind of like an online course – but with no exams or grades. Use it at your own pace: You can search for information and videos on specific topics, or just browse for whatever looks interesting.


About the Department

The Online Education Center at De Anza College provides resources for students who are taking online, hybrid or face-to-face courses that utilize our campus' Course Management system. In addition, we provide training and support for faculty who wish to teach online or enhance their courses with online resources and activities.

For Students

The Online Education Center is committed to providing students with the support they need to successfully access and use Canvas, our course management system. While most of your contact will be with your instructors after your courses begin, you can still find resources here that will help you stay organized and be successful in your online course.

For Faculty

The Online Education Center supports faculty in the development of online and hybrid classes with training, support and the collaborative development of online learning policies and procedures. In addition, we are here to train and assist faculty who want to use Canvas for their traditional face-to-face classes.

LOOKING FOR ZOOM TRAINING? You can sign up here (Zoom sessions at the bottom of the form)

Resources for Students

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The Student Resource Hub for Online Learning is the best place to start for those making the transition from face-to-face classes to online learning. 

You can also explore our Canvas Student Resource Library, available in the Canvas Help menu. This library includes a Sample Course where you can self-enroll and practice using Canvas. It also includes links to Canvas Student Guides which explain step-by-step how to perform tasks in Canvas like submitting assignments and taking tests.

Workshops for Faculty

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We offer Canvas Certification Training along with a wide variety of Beyond-the-Basics workshops for Canvas and online pedagogy.

Explore our training opportunities

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. 27, 3 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 12:30 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)
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