Coronavirus Preparedness & Prevention

Technology Resources for Students

 

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Technology Tools

SMC understands some students have no other access to the technology you may need to complete coursework.

  • Notify your instructor immediately so that SMC might help identify the needed resource.
  • If you’re part of a special program at SMC, contact your counselor.

Free Resources

Full List of Emergency Technology Resources for College Responses to COVID-19

WiFi

Los Angeles County

WiFi Locator Tool

SMC WiFi at Bundy Campus East Parking Lot

SMC Student Wi-Fi Area

How to Access WiFi

  1. Visit Bundy Campus East Parking Lot from Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  2. You must be a currently enrolled SMC student.
  3. See a Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) at the Bundy campus for a permit.
  4. Log in with your SMC user name and password.
  5. Maximum time limits may be imposed.
  6. Look for signage indicating WiFi area.

Home Internet

Contact companies below to get the latest updated information on promotions for low-income families.

Discounts

  • CollegeBuys E-Store: Provides up to 80% discount on technology software and hardware for CCC students, faculty and staff. Products available through the store include discounted internet hotspots/service through California Connects, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Professional Plus, laptops – both new and refurbished, Apple products, and more.

Hotspots

  • Using Your Smart Phone as a Hotspot: If you do not have access to Internet at home, you may be able to use your phone to connect your computer to the Internet.
  • Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots: Open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas.
  • CollegeBuys California Connects Mobile Hotspots: For $19.99 per month (after initial one-time purchase of device for $79.99), CCC students, faculty and staff can connect up to 10 devices to the California Connects mobile hotspot anytime and anywhere in the United States to study, work, create, and stay connected. Service can be canceled and reactivated anytime without penalty. Nearly 2,000 CCC students, faculty and staff currently use California Connects as their primary source of broadband connectivity.
  • Santa Monica City Hotspots
    See a map of places to access free WiFi.

Free Software & Subscriptions

  • LA County Library Digital Library Card

  • The CollegeBuys E-Store: Provides up to 80% discount on software and hardware for CCC students, faculty and staff. Products available through the store include discounted internet hotspots/service through California Connects, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Professional Plus, laptops – both new and refurbished, Apple products, and more.

Navigate Online Environments

3CSN is hosting a series of Zoom online sessions to help faculty, staff, and students navigate online environments. Sessions include learning the basics of both Zoom and Canvas. Sessions will be limited to 50 participants. You can find a full schedule of sessions and times here.

All sessions will use the same Zoom meeting information.

Remote Instruction Checklist

Topic Resource
SMC E-mail
Canvas Login
Canvas Mobile
Canvas Courses
Canvas Announcements
Canvas Assignments
Canvas Calendar
Canvas Course Chat
Canvas Conferences
Canvas Groups
Course Home Page
Canvas Syllabus
Canvas Discussions
Canvas Grades
Canvas Inbox
Canvas Quizzes
Microsoft Tools
Google Tools
ConferZoom
Educational Zoom meetings with a course Instructor
Additional Help Resources