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.

Upcoming Workshops!

Workshops Coming Soon

Creating Accessible Quality Courses: Equity, Humanizing & Student Success
May 1, 2024, Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Humanizing applies learning science and culturally responsive teaching to asynchronous online courses to create an inclusive, equitable class climate for today’s diverse students. When you teach online, it is easy to relate to your students simply as names on a screen. (Pacansky-Brock et al., 2020, p. 2) In this session we will discuss the four interwoven principles of humanized online teaching which include Trust, Presence, Awareness, and Empathy. We will apply these principles to our syllabus and language we use in our communication with students.

Minimize Cognitive Overload with Intentional Course Design & Teaching Strategies
May 15, 2023 Wednesday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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This session will help you identify and discuss strategies for dealing with cognitive overload. By definition, cognitive overload is a situation where one is given too much information at once, or too many simultaneous tasks. The result is not being able to process information or perform tasks with clarity or efficiency which can produce anxiety. We will review the three types of cognitive load; Intrinsic (how complex the task is), Extraneous (distractions that increase load, and Germane (linking new information with the already stored in the long-term memory). We will outline backward course design and teaching strategies (UDL) including aligning assessments and outcomes with content and accessibility guidelines.

Student Online Learning Resources

The Online Education Center is committed to providing students with the support they need to successfully access and navigate their courses in Canvas. (Learning Management System).

While most of your contact will be with your instructors please visit our Student Resource Hub for tips and guides to enhance your entire learning experience throughout the quarter!

Faculty Online Teaching Resources

The Online Education Center supports faculty in the collaborative development and design of online and hybrid courses including:

  • Communication & Regular Substantive Interaction
  • Creating Accessible Content
  • Quality Course Design

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

Student Resources

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

Access our Student Canvas Resource Library under the Help Menu in Canvas. You will find a sample practice Canvas Course and Canvas Student Guides!

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, April 9, 12-1 pm
  • Thursday, April 11, 5-6 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)

Wellness Central

Health Services Association California Community College

Visit Wellness Central!

  • Free online health and wellness resource
  • Designed for community college students
  • Your space, at your pace and works like an online course (no grades or exams)
  •  Topics include first aid, birth control, nutrition, sexual health, stress or depression
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