New Tech Tools for Students
In addition to the information on this page, you can learn more about other student tech tools on the Technology Support webpage.
- Want a student email account that ends in .edu?
- Want a new mobile app that lets you register for classes on your smartphone?
- How about a new MyPortal interface that lets you find information and do the things you need to do, more quickly and easily?
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Student Email Accounts
If you're a current De Anza student, you can request a college email account by using the "Student Email" app listed in MyPortal. This will give you an email address ending in "@student.deanza.edu"
When you click on the app, you'll see instructions for submitting your request online. Your address will include your last name and legal first name, like this: email@example.com. As an alternative, you can use a preferred first name, provided you follow the online instructions for adding your preferred name to your records in the Admissions Office. If you choose this option, your email address will look like this: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you submit your request, you'll receive a confirmation sent to your primary email address (the personal account that you used to apply or register for classes), with instructions on how to access your new account through Office 365 or MyPortal.
These accounts are only available to active students. (Foothill-De Anza district employees aren't eligible because they have employee accounts.) If you don't register for class for three consecutive quarters, you'll be notified that your account will be closed after three months.
In Case You Wondered
Applying for a student email account won't change the primary email address that's associated with your registration records. It's possible to change your primary address through a separate process on MyPortal. But it's recommended that you don't use the @student.deanza.edu" account as your primary address for registration or other important activities, since the student email account will be closed after you leave the college.
With the new MyPortal redesign, De Anza and Foothill College are also introducing a new smartphone app – available now in the Apple and Google (Android) app stores.
The mobile app will make it easy for you to
- Add classes and pay fees on your smartphone or tablet
- Share your schedule or class information with friends on social media
- Find information about parking, student discounts and other services
- Watch videos and catch up on campus events!
Once you download and install the app on your device, you can log in with your CWID and MyPortal password.
For more information on using the app, including how to add classes, see the FAQ list below.
Starting this fall, De Anza students (along with faculty and staff) are seeing a redesigned interface when they log in to MyPortal. The sign-in process is the same. But the new homepage shows all the functions and features as apps, arranged as tiles or in an easy-to-view list.
You can rearrange the apps so the ones you use most are easiest to find. Don't see the app you need? Use the search function to find it.
Want to find or add a class? Click on Apps in the left-hand menu, then look in the Student section for the "Student Registration" app.
When you open the app, you can choose from a menu of activities to get your registration date, search the schedule of classes, or add classes. You can make a payment or even order your parking permit. Just click on an activity and you'll be led through a series of steps, much like with the old MyPortal.
Important MyPortal Information
- If you have difficulty connecting to the new MyPortal, you may need to clear your browser cache and cookies and make sure you're using the latest version of your browser. After you do that, type the new MyPortal address – myportal.fhda.edu – into your browser. Don't forget to update your bookmarks or favorites list to the new page. Find more information in the MyPortal Quick Guide.
- If you are using a public or shared computer, be sure to close all browser tabs and log out from MyPortal when you are finished. If you close your browser window or tab without logging out, someone else could access your account. Always make sure you log out on the original tab or window that you used to sign in. Find more information in the MyPortal Security Guide.