Our online classes take place through Canvas.
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Zoom - called "TechConnect" within Canvas - is a video-conferencing tool that instructors may use for hosting remote lectures, small group sessions, or for online office hours. This tool allows for screen-sharing, live discussion, live chat and more. Get familiar with Zoom:
With Studio, you can record your own videos, comment on instructor/peer videos, or take quizzes on videos you watch in Canvas. Learn more:
Many instructors use Hypothesis for social, digital annotation of readings within Canvas. Learn how to annotate with Hypothesis if your instructor uses this tool.
By clicking the downward facing arrow next to files in your Canvas courses, you can choose an alternative format that best fits your learning needs. Formats include tagged PDFs, audio, electronic braille, BeeLine Reader, and more. Explore the options at Ally: Alternative Formats or watch Ally in Canvas to learn more.
Do you find it easier to retain information when you hear it? Clicking the Immersive Reader button on the top right of any Canvas page allows you to listen to the content and enable translation and/or grammar identification. To learn more, check out the Canvas Student Guide: How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as a student?
Gradescope is a widely used tool for delivering assessments remotely and enables instructors to provide better and more timely feedback. To learn how to use this tool as a student, see the DVC Student Gradescope Guide.
Proctorio is an online exam proctoring tool that some instructors use to help ensure academic integrity. Instructors can enable Proctorio settings such as locking down a test-taker's internet browser, disabling copying and printing, and/or enabling web camera and audio recording. In turn, students get the flexibility to take their exam in the place (and sometimes time frame) of their choice.
How do I take an exam with Proctorio?
What if I have concerns about Proctorio?
All DVC student's have free access to Folio, a virtual resume building tool that allows you to create an e-portfolio connecting your skills and course work to employer-facing job boards. Learn how to set up your Folio.
Learn how to record your name and designate pronouns within Canvas.
Still have questions about online learning or tools? "Just ASC!" Peer mentors and staff in the Academic Support Center can help you with technology, Canvas, and other academic support. Drop in on Zoom or on campus.