All DVC employees and students have access to Office, including Outlook email and Microsoft tools like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams and more. To access:
Tip: You can share live links to documents and PowerPoints in Canvas to save storage space and time, as any edits to your original materials automatically update in Canvas. Learn more about sharing files on OneDrive.
New! Canvas and Teams integration:
Make accessible documents, digitally sign documents, or use Adobe's graphic design tools. For at home access:
If you'd like to learn more about using Adobe, check out GROW@4CD for self-paced trainings available to all employees free of cost.
Ally is integrated into Canvas to help instructors ensure course materials are accessible to all students. Learn about alternative formats and promoting this tool to students in the DVC Ally Instructor Quick Guide.
Learn how to solve accessibility issues with Ally in the Accessibility Newsletter Archives.
Immersive Reader in Canvas can help students with disabilities (or learning preferences) and English language learners. Learn more in our DVC Immersive Reader Quick Guide.
DVC offers students access to Handshake! This is a platform where students can create a digital resume/portfolio, find job and internship opportunities, attend career fairs, schedule appointments with DVC Career Services and more! Students log in using their DVC username and password.
Studio is a video tool in Canvas that offers interactive opportunities between instructors and students. With Studio, you can create/caption videos, layer discussion or quizzes on videos, and access viewing analytics. Learn more in the Canvas Studio Guides.
YouTube allows users to create/caption videos. While the accuracy rate isn't perfect, it's easy to edit the time-stamped file and embed videos on Canvas or the website.
While DVC does not provide YouTube channels, some instructors prefer to create their own free channel, particularly those who teach at multiple colleges. Please be mindful of student privacy if creating and sharing videos on this public platform.
Hypothesis is a digital annotation tool that makes reading social. Scaffold readings for your students with your own annotations or encourage peer-to-peer interaction with student annotations. Hypothesis is fully integrated into Canvas at DVC!
Learn how to layer Hypothesis on a reading in Canvas, or self-enroll in our Hypothesis Pilot Canvas shell to connect with other users, access instructor and student training materials, and view recordings of past trainings.
Turnitin is a Canvas-integrated plagiarism checker that runs student submissions through an extensive database of student essays and web-based materials. Learn more in the DVC Turnitin Guide.
Gradescope is a tool for delivering online assessments that enables instructors to provide better and faster feedback. Learn more in the Gradescope Instructor Guide.
Drop by the Digital Learning Lab for one-on-one support!