Join Us for Online Summer Session
Summer 2020 Information
- All classes will be online
- Class listings are posted online
- See the list of summer hours for college offices
- Bookmark this webpage and check back regularly for important updates
What's On This Webpage?
NEW: All Summer Withdrawals Will Be Excused
All Summer Withdrawals Will Be Excused
The deadline to withdraw from any class during the 2020 summer session has been extended, and any withdrawal will be treated as an excused withdrawal, or EW. The new deadline will be Friday, Aug. 7 for six-week classes that began the week of June 29.
- An EW does not count against limits on repeating a class, which means you can take the class again
- 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.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a temporary policy in response to the unusual circumstances of the coronavirus outbreak. The policy may change after summer session.
(Updated July 7)
NEW: Updated Process, Deadline for Pass/No Pass
New Process and Deadline to Request P/NP
- To request Pass/No Pass for 2020 summer session classes: Go to MyPortal, open the Apps page and click on the icon for "AdobeSign Student Forms." Then look under "Student Webforms" and select "De Anza Pass/No Pass." Follow the instructions to submit this online form.
- To request Pass/No Pass for classes taken in the 2020 winter or spring quarters, you must use the special Winter-Spring P-NP online form to request Pass/No Pass retroactively.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a temporary policy enacted in response to the unusual circumstances of the coronavirus outbreak. The policy may change after summer session.
(Updated July 7)
NEW: Fall Class Schedule Now Available
Some fall classes may have an on-campus component. Be sure to 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.
How to Add a Class
The deadline to add classes will vary for different classes. You can email the instructor for more information.
Here's how to find an open class
- Log in to myportal.fhda.edu
- Open the Apps page and click on "Student Registration"
- Use the "Open Class Finder" to select your search criteria
Here's how to add a class after June 29
- Email the instructor to get an Add Code if space is available
- Log in to myportal.fhda.edu – on the first day that the class is scheduled to meet*
- Open the Apps page and click on "Student Registration," then look under "Registration Tools" and select "Add or Drop Classes"
- Select the current term and campus, then click "Submit"
- Enter the 5-digit CRN for the class. (Don't use the Add Code yet.)
- Click on "Submit Changes" and a screen to enter the Add Code will pop up
- Follow the prompts from there
*Note: You won't be able to add the class until the date that the class officially begins.
For detailed instructions, visit the Add and Drop webpage. Check the Schedule of Classes to find classes with open seats. You can also view this information in MyPortal by using the Open Classes Finder in the Student Registration app.
Remember: If you decide to drop a class, you must complete the steps to drop on MyPortal, to avoid owing fees or receiving an undesirable grade.
Video: Online Learning Tips for Success
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.
Resources for Students
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.
- Need reference help? You can use the Library's online form to request reference help and get an email response within one business day. You'll find the form on the Library website. This service is not available from Sept. 4-11.
- Need technical support? You can get assistance 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 and get an email response in one business day. This service is not available from Sept. 4-11.
LEAD Student Guide to Online Learning
Students in the LEAD Learning Community put together a printable set of flyers with useful tips for studying online – including advice for studying at home, creating online communities and self-care while sheltering at home.
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 email@example.com
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.
- 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)
- NEW! Students in the LEAD Learning Community developed a set of printable flyers with helpful tips for supporting students while teaching online – including tips on building community, organizing Canvas lessons and encouraging student engagement online and on Zoom.
Working at Home
- How Parents Can Work at Home – And Get Stuff Done (Care.com)
- Why Working From Home is Exhausting – And How to Reinvigorate (Forbes)
Tips on Zoom Security
- How to Prevent “Zoom-Bombing” in a Few Easy Steps (New York Times)
- Settings for Preventing "Zoom-Bombing” (UC Berkeley Information Security Office)
- 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.