Schedule Guidance

When choosing your courses, be sure to read the course notes, which highlight four types of classes available this term. Notes are found in both the searchable schedule and InSite Student Planning Tool.

 Course types and sample notes

Fully online classes with no required meetings 

What to look for in the searchable schedule:

screenshot of schedule with arrow pointing to "Note: Online course."

What to look for in the InSite Student Planning Tool:

screenshot of InSite Student Planning Tool with arrow pointing to "Online (Internet instruction)

  • Course location:  "Off Online" or "Online (Internet instruction)" with no listed days and times means all class work and assessment will happen online through Canvas, with weekly due dates for submitting assignments, discussion board posts, and exams identified by your instructor. Your instructor may offer online office hours over Zoom, but these will be optional.
  • How to access:  Your Canvas class site will become visible on the first day of class, unless your instructor notifies you otherwise through your InSite email. Log into Canvas the first day of class to learn how to complete your coursework.
  • Technology needs:  If you need help acquiring technology, such as a computer or internet access, fill out the Technology Loans Form.  Your instructor will let you know if additional materials, like a web-cam for test proctoring, are needed and how to access support.  
Fully online classes with required Zoom meetings

What to look for in the searchable schedule:

screenshot of schedule with arrow pointing to "Note: 100 online course. Class meets weekly as scheduled"

What to look for in the InSite Student Planning Tool:

 screenshot of online class with Zoom meetings in InSite Student Planning Tool with arrow pointing to "Online (Lecture)"

  • Course location:  "Off Online" or "Online (Lecture)" with listed days and times means this course will take place fully online through Canvas, but will have required days and times to meet online via Zoom. 
  • How to access:  Your Canvas class site will be visible on the first day of class, unless your instructor notifies you otherwise through your InSite email. Log into Canvas the first day of class to learn how to complete your coursework and to access Zoom.  (Additional Zoom support is available in the Zoom Guide for Students.)
  • Technology needs:  In addition to a computer and internet access, you may need a webcam and microphone for Zoom. (Many computers have these features built in.)  If you need help acquiring this technology, fill out the Technology Loans Form.  Your instructor will let you know if additional software, such as for test proctoring, is needed and how to access support.
Partially online classes with on campus meetings

What to look for in the searchable schedule:

screenshot of searchable schedule with arrow pointing to course meetings on Zoom and on campus

Tip: be sure to check which campus!

screenshot of course with arrow pointing to meeting times on Zoom and on San Ramon campus

  • Course location:  A course with listed days, times, and a classroom location (ex. PL 103 above) means this course will take place partially online through Canvas and/or Zoom, but will also have required on campus meetings. In the examples above, there are required Zoom meetings (those listed next to "OFF ONLINE") and on campus meetings (those listed next to a building and room number). Pay attention to whether the location is on the Pleasant Hill or San Ramon campus.  (SRC = San Ramon campus)
  • How to access:  Your Canvas class site will become visible on the first day of class, unless your instructor notifies you otherwise through your InSite email.  Log into Canvas the first day of class to learn how to complete your coursework and to access Zoom meetings.  (Additional Zoom support is available in the Zoom Guide for Students.)  For on campus meetings, arrive in the classroom on the days and times noted on the schedule.  Check out directions, campus maps, and parking tips
  • Technology needs: If you need help acquiring technology, such as a computer or internet access, fill out the Technology Loans Form.  Your instructor will let you know if additional materials, like a web-cam for test proctoring, are needed and how to access support.  
Face-to-face classes with on campus meetings

What to look for in the searchable schedule:

screenshot of searchable schedule with arrow pointing to times and building listed under course

Tip: be sure to check which campus!

screenshot of searchable schedule with arrow pointing to days, times, and location on San Ramon campus

  • Course location:  A course that lists days, times, and a location means the course will take place on campus.  Pay attention to whether the location is on the Pleasant Hill or San Ramon campus.  (SRC = San Ramon campus)
  • How to access:  Show up in the classroom on the days and times noted.  Check out directions, campus maps, and parking tips.  All in-person classes will be held following CDC guidance.  Check your InSite email and log into Canvas the first day of class to check for additional information from your instructor. 
  • Technology needs: If you need help acquiring technology, such as a computer or internet access, fill out the Technology Loans Form.  Your instructor will let you know if additional materials, like a web-cam for test proctoring, are needed and how to access support.  

 

Technology loans 

  • Request a technology loan if you need to borrow a calculator, headphones, laptop, webcam, or wi-fi hotspot to complete your course.

On campus resources

  • Computer labs, wi-fi, and quiet work space will be available on campus.  Locations will be posted shortly before the semester begins and will be operated in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • There will be staff on campus available to answer your questions during the Fall term. 

Questions?

Thank you! We look forward to having you join DVC!

The DVC team