Spring 2020 is Online at De Anza!
- All spring classes will be online for the entire quarter
- Campus facilities and offices are closed
- Student services are being provided online and by phone
- Check out our video: Online Learning Tips for Success
- Read and share our Online Spring Success Stories!
Be sure to check here for important updates at the top of this page. You can also click or scroll down for
- Online learning resources for students
- Online teaching resources for faculty members
- De Anza student services and support
- Additional assistance and resources
- More news and announcements
- Messages to the campus community
NEW Get Ready for #deanzagrad2020
This year has definitely been different – and we're definitely going to be ready to celebrate! We're planning a special virtual graduation on Friday, June 26, that you and your family will be proud to remember. Learn more on our Graduation webpage.
Fall Classes Will Be Mostly Online
Some fall classes may have an on-campus component. Check the fall class schedule and footnotes for details on how each class will be taught, including whether online classes will have regularly scheduled meeting times, some scheduled meetings, or no regularly scheduled meetings, with students completing weekly assignments on their own time. The fall schedule will be posted online July 8.
Summer Class Listings Now Available
Summer class listings are now available for viewing
- All summer classes will be online
- Be sure to check the footnotes in the class listings – for important information about each class you are taking, or any class you are considering. The footnotes will tell you whether the class has meetings scheduled for certain times
- Check for updates on our new Online Summer webpage: deanza.edu/online-summer
(Updated May 1)
New Process, Extended Deadlines for Pass/No Pass
New Process and Deadline to Request P/NP
To request Pass/No Pass for spring quarter classes: Go to MyPortal, open the Apps page and click on the Student Registration icon – then look under Registration Tools and select Change Grade Options (Pass/No Pass). If you see a blank screen after submitting your request, try refreshing your browser to view the results.
- You still need to use the special Winter P-NP online form to request Pass/No Pass retroactively for classes taken in the 2020 winter quarter.
The deadline to request Pass/No Pass for classes taken in winter, spring or summer of 2020 has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 9.
- There may be important consequences that you should consider before you request Pass/No Pass. Learn more on our Pass/No Pass webpage and contact your counselor if you have questions.
(Updated May 1)
All Spring Withdrawals Excused, Deadline Extended
All Spring Withdrawals Will Be Excused
The deadline to withdraw from any class during the 2020 spring quarter has been extended to Friday, June 26 (the last day of the quarter) and any withdrawal will be treated as an excused withdrawal, or EW.
- That means you can take the class again. An EW does not count against limits on repeating a class
- An EW will not count against your course completion rate for purposes of probation
- You can use MyPortal to drop a class and it will be treated as an excused withdrawal
Any withdrawal initiated by an instructor will also be treated as an excused withdrawal.
(Posted April 27)
Spring Finals Schedule
For the 2020 spring quarter:
- If your course meets on a regular schedule or has some required scheduled meetings (as noted in the class listings or syllabus), the final exam will be held according to the published finals schedule – with the final exam’s date and time being determined by the days and times of the required class meetings.
- If your course has no required meetings, consult with your instructor.
Check the Final Exam Schedule webpage for more information.
Resources for Students
Your instructor will let you know about specific arrangements for each class.
If you have questions, please check the syllabus for the best way to contact your instructor.
Online Education Center
- Student Resource Hub: Visit this site for tips, guides and answers to your questions about using Canvas, Zoom and other online learning tools that your classes may be adopting.
- Staying Organized: This webpage has advice for planning and staying on top of your online coursework.
- Canvas Help: Need technical support with Canvas? This page has information on how to get help.
- More Student Resources: Visit this page for more links and tips.
- Get Ready for Online Learning: This website has videos about getting "tech ready," managing your time, communicating with instructors and more.
Library, Reference and Technical Support
- Many Library resources are available online. Visit the Library website to learn more.
- Ask a reference librarian: If you need reference help, the Library has a new online chat function available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the Library website and look for the red button.
- Get technical help with Canvas, Zoom, MyPortal and other online learning tools or software, from the Library West Computer Lab's expert technicians. Use the form on the Computer Lab's webpage to request help via live chat – available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – or outside those hours, to request a response by email.
For Faculty Members
Resources for Faculty Members
Resource Hub: Visit the Online Ed Center's Faculty Resource Hub to find webinars, online labs and instructional guides for using Zoom, Canvas and other online teaching tools.
Need Assistance? You can reach the Online Education Center team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW California Virtual Campus: The CVC's Online Education Initiative offers plenty of resources to help instructors plan and prepare for online teaching – including tips on organizing course content, communicating with students and supporting them.
NEW Friday Webinars: The CVC-OEI is also offering a series of useful webinars for instructors who are new to online teaching. (Click the link to register for each session.)
- Friday, June 5, 1-2 p.m. – Assessing Students Online
- Friday, June 12, 1-2 p.m. – Creating Accessible Course Content
- Remember to tell your students about the resources on this webpage
- How Faculty Members Can Support Students in Traumatic Times (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Strategies for Maintaining a Harassment-Free Virtual Learning Environment (Nova Southeastern University)
Working From Home
Student ServicesMany campus offices – including Admissions and Records, Financial Aid and academic counselors – are available to talk and provide services by email, Zoom video and other formats. Please see the websites for individual programs or check our list of contact information for online student services.
The decision to hold all spring classes online was announced on March 19 through emails, text messages, social media and this website.
Below, you'll find more updates and messages to the campus community, including emails sent to students and to employees.
- Event Cancellations: The college has canceled or postponed all on-campus events for now. Planetarium shows and field trips are canceled for spring and summer. Please check back for updates on future events.
- Athletics: The California Community College Athletic Association - the governing body for Athletics at De Anza and other community colleges - has canceled competition and practices (outside of regularly scheduled classes) for all spring sports, and all nontraditional sports seasons.
- Child Development Center: The Child Development Center is currently closed through May 31. Check back for updates.