LACCD Laptop Scholarship:
Need a laptop? Apply through your student portal. Click here for detailed instructions.
Using Canvas and other resources:
You have a Canvas site for each of your courses, where materials and assignments will be posted and graded, and you can communicate with your faculty member. Your faculty will also be in touch with you about how they intend to manage courses for the remainder of the semester. For additional assistance with Canvas, see the following resources:
Need a tutor for Math, Writing/English? Log on to SIS and access NetTutor or click here for a detailed guide.
Free Internet Service
If you’re worried about how you’ll access your online classes without public hotspots, Comcast is offering free internet service to new customers who qualify as “low-income” for 60 days. For more information on their Internet Essentials Program, click here. They’re also providing unlimited data and higher internet speed to their customers during the pandemic. If you don’t fall within this qualification or aren’t within the Comcast service area, Charter Communications is also offering free internet service to households with K-12 or college students.
Free Electronic Textbooks:
Free eBook Access for students who are registering for a PACE class or a second-half 8-week course. Both Redshelf and Cengage are facilitating this service to students.
Adobe Creative Cloud Tools and Portfolio
Adobe is providing free at-home access to its Creative Cloud Tools to students whose schools (both K-12 and higher education) provide lab access on campus. This resource is available through May 31 and can be accessed by requesting it from your school. If you are an LAHC student who would like to request access, fill out an Adobe Request form.
College students can also take advantage of Adobe Portfolio, the website-building software designed for creating online portfolios. This offer is separate from the Creative Suite, includes unlimited pages and hosting, and is available for 60 days.
While you may already be using a video conferencing platform, it’s worth recognizing that there are multiple software available, and many are giving complimentary access to premium services as students are required to go digital. As you start setting up virtual meetings for group projects, or if you just want to check in with friends and family, look into Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, and Adobe Connect, which is offering free access through July 1.
Online Library Resources
Although many public libraries are closed temporarily, their online options are still active and accessible. Don’t have a library card? Use the Libby by Overdrive mobile app to get an instant library card and access thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks. You can also access free books, movies, software, and more from libraries around the world through Internet Archive.
Office 365 Pro Plus
For instructions on how to access Office 365 on your personal laptop, chrome book, or other electronic device, please click here.
SoftMaker Productivity Suite
SoftMaker Office is essentially a Microsoft Office alternative, and for the next six months, they’re offering free access to their entire suite to students of all ages. Plus, they’ve made it clear that this resource will be maintained throughout the length of the pandemic, so the offer may be extended if needed.
Health and Fitness Resources
Your health is extremely important, and it’s easy to let it fall to the wayside when you’re cooped up at home. The following fitness companies are just a few who are providing free access to their resources to help you maintain your physical and mental health while social distancing.
How to support your Immune System during COVID 19 Pandemic
Adapting to a new reality can be challenging, but there are many ways to find support. Learn more about how to protect yourself, your family and your community during these diffucult times by clicking here. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also offers information and resources on how to protect yourself.
Employers Currently Hiring
Click here for a list of employers who are currently hiring.
Click here to find the best online coupons for groceries this week to print and bring to a grocery store near you.
Grocery Gift Cards
Ralphs/Kroger/Food 4 Less have donated $50 gift cards for students . Click here for more information on how to sign up.
U-Haul 30-Day Storage
The moving and storage company is providing 30 free days of self-storage, subject to availability, to college students who have been impacted by COVID-19. This offer includes free usage of U-Box portable moving and storage containers.
The Work Learning Platform
This creative research platform from Cannes Lion allows students to explore some of pop culture’s most powerful pieces of creative work, from beauty campaigns to individual projects. You’ll see the inspiration behind them and how they were developed.
Virtual Museum Tours
Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2,500 museums around the world to offer thousands of virtual tours and online exhibits, including some from the Van Gogh Museum in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Use these resources to supplement your online classes and dig deeper into cultural history.