What will help you be a successful student.
Technical items needed for distance learning.
|Note: Other software or hardware may be required for individual courses of study. Please refer to your course outlines for these requirements.|
Minimum System Requirements:
Mac OS X
|Windows 7 or 8 or 10||10.3, 10.4, 10.5|
|Processor||Intel or AMD
(233 or higher MHz speed)
|PowerPC or Intel
(400 or higher MHz speed)
|Memory (RAM)||1 GB or higher||1 GB|
|Java 2||Java Runtime Environment (JRE)||Java for Mac OS X|
CHECK your computer for readiness:
CANVAS basic requirements: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10721-67952720328
Recommended Browsers: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720
Additional Browser Check: https://www.whatismybrowser.com/
|Plug-Ins||Multimedia files may require plug-ins to run properly. Plug-ins are software programs that extend the capabilities of your browser so it can handle certain types of content that you might encounter.|
You must have access to a reliable, preferably high-speed, Internet connection.
You can check the speed of your connection.
Steps for how to connect and login to Canvas.
1. Go to the campus web page: https://danville.edu/
3. Enter credentials at the DCC Login Portal.
4. Once logged in, the portal will display the Canvas button on the page. Select that icon.
5. Click on Dashboard inside of Canvas. You should see a course card list. (If you do not see the course card view, contact us for how to change it.)
6. Then click on a course card to open a course. Like the one below.
For all registered students.
Go to: http://office.vccs.edu
For any Canvas course using Zoom instruction.
You will find the recordings from each of your classes inside of Canvas, . (they are not located under the ZOOM tile in your MyDCC portal) Your instructor may have also put them inside of a module.
First click the zoom link in the left side course navigation menu to see if they are there.
Then click on the Cloud Recordings tab at the top to see if there are any listed.
Finally you can click on the recording title to view it.