Frequently Asked Questions for Students

If you are an online student, please click the button below for FAQ - Online. 

 For Online Students 

Find answers to frequently asked questions about:


  • Do I still get accommodations for quizzes and exams since everything is online?

  • My teacher has not changed my time online, what should I do?

  • I use a screen Reader, will taking classes through Canvas work for me?

  • Am I still allowed breaks while testing online?

  • How do I reduce distractions while testing at home?

  • After I am approved for accommodations, what should I do before my first test?

  • What Accommodations are available?

  • Do I need to set up my Testing Accommodations every Quarter?  

  • How are my accommodations determined?

  •   I was approved for Accommodations in High School, are they the same at De Anza?

Note Taking

A quick note about Note Taking-for most teaching styles-PowerPoint, Word docs, Canvas discussion boards, those with a written record—note taking might not be necessary.  For those courses that simulate a classroom, such as videos or zoom meetings, a transcript or recording will be necessary.  Instructors may also post their own lecture notes, if they prefer.  If you are not sure what would be best for you please reach out to your DSS Counselor or LD specialist, so you can have a further discussion about this and develop something that would work best for you depending on your needs.

  • Will I still be able to get Note Taking Services if my classes are online?

  • How will I receive notes if I am approved for note taking services?

  • What do I do if I am not getting my notes or if they are not satisfactory?

  • Who do I contact to receive note taking services?

  • What alternatives are there to note taking services?


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