Transitioning to Online Classes

Updated August 28, 2020

Current Information for Students.

We know this is a difficult time for you as a student. We are committed to helping you continue to be successful in our classes. Learning to use Zoom, Canvas and other online tools is stressful especially if you don’t have the technology or internet access. This page will provide you with the information you need to complete your classes this semester. All of our student support services, tutoring, library and other academic support services are now online and ready to assist you. Please read through the information for ways to access the internet, request a laptop, iPad, MiFi or calculator, make an appointment with a counselor, find a tutor or librarian, learn how to use Zoom or Canvas, and so much more. Please let us know how we can help you.

Library Checkout

Please follow signage as our check-in/check-out location has changed.

For more information on Technology Check-outs and Returns please see our LibGuide

Library Hours beginning August 3rd

  • Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Returns: No appointment needed for summer technology returns

All technology (Calculators, Laptops, iPads, and MiFis) returns can be made without an appointment. If you had a device during summer session and are continuing in fall 2020, you may extend your due date to December 16th by calling 559.442.8204.

Fall Technology Check-outs

Begin: Monday, August 3rd, by appointment only.

All technology (Calculators, Laptops, iPads, and MiFis) check-out will be done in person and by appointment only.

To make an appointment you must complete the following steps prior to coming to campus:

  1. Complete a technology “User Agreement/Request” form:
  2. Make an appointment to pick up your device by calling 559.442.8204.

Safety Requirements

All persons checking out material from the library building must do the following:

  • Wear a face covering and sanitize hands
  • Have a valid photo ID ready to show (can be any of the following: FCC ID, driver’s license, California ID, passport, high school ID, work ID)
  • Follow social distancing rules

There are many service providers who are providing free or reduced fees for internet services during this crisis. There are links to those providers below. 

If you are in need of any accommodation and/or accessibility services, please contact the DSPS office at  559.442.8237.

Counseling Department provides online counseling for current students. Academic Counseling is available by contacting your specific counseling office. The  Counseling Department can be reached at  559.442.8226, please leave a message and your call will be returned with 24 hours during normal business hours or email at

Academic Counseling for new students is available online and by calling  559.442.8225.

All staff are currently telecommuting to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Please email questions for the Business Office to to take care of your financial needs. We will respond as quickly as possible. You may call 559.489.2234.  During busy periods all lines may be utilized while we assist other callers.  If during normal business hours you experience your call not connecting to a staff member, please call back or email. 

To clear a  registration hold due to Academic or Progress Probation, see Academic Probation webpage.  The Counseling Department can be reached at 559.442.8226 or

Need Research Assistance or have a question about Virtual Library Services visit the Library webpage or call 559.442.8204.

Have questions about online tutoring check out the Tutoring webpage or call 559.442.8209.

If you are looking for a job please visit the Career Employment Center webpage with a link to jobspeaker, our online job search service. If you need to be connected with a Job Developer or Career Counselor please email Martin Herb, Office Specialist, at

Working Online

Learn to use Canvas

Become familiar with using Canvas with this tutorial for students.

Passport to Canvas

Quest for Success

Badge for completion

Each of the modules will help you become a more successful online learner. 

Begin your Quest

Learn to use Zoom


Resources provided by Zoom to help you use their tool.

Learn to use Zoom

Frequently Asked Questions

questions answered

Updated as with the most recent common questions asked.

Questions Answered