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Technology Discounts

Software/Hardware Discounts and Resources

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office offers FREE resources to all faculty, staff, and students. Access these discounts using the California Community Colleges technology portal, CCC Tech Connect.

You can also find software subscriptions provided through Riverside Community College District (RCCD) and available to employees and/or students. Note that some resources require access to RCCD's Single Sign-On Portal.

 

Software for Employees/Students

Current list of free and available software to employess and/or students.

Microsoft Office 365 for Students

As a RCCD student, you can install Microsoft Office 365 on your personal device. The following link is a quick start guide for installing the software: Download and Install or Reintall Office 365 or Office 2016 on a PC or Mac. You can also watch this video for additional assistance.

NOTE: Moreno Valley College, Norco College, Riverside City College, and Riverside Community College District do not provide technical support for personal devices. If you encounter an issue with this product and require assistance, please contact Microsoft. This subscription is only valid while you have an active student email account with RCCD. Thank you.

Microsoft Office 365 for Staff and Faculty

NOTE:  Do not install this on your work PC. Different licensing needed.

As a RCCD employee, you can install Microsoft Office 365 on your personal device. For further assistance, contact the RCCD Helpdesk at (951) 222-8388 or helpdesk@rccd.edu. Do not contact your local TSS department as they do not oversee this area.

NOTE: Moreno Valley College, Norco College, Riverside City College, and Riverside Community College District do not provide technical support for personal devices. If you encounter an issue with this product and require assistance, please contact Microsoft. This subscription is only valid while you have an active email account with RCCD.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Staff/Faculty

NOTE:  Do not install this on your work PC. Different licensing needed.

Due to a licensing policy change, RCCD is now able to offer licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud software and services to all faculty and staff.

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses provide access to the following applications (list may be updated): Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Lightroom, Premier Pro, Premier Rush, After Effects, Bridge, Acrobat DC, Lightroom Classic, Dreamweaver, Character Animator, Audition, Media Encoder, InCopy, Preclude, Fuse. The new Adobe licensing policy will allow you to download and install the Creative Cloud software on any personally owned computer, with up to two active (signed in) installations. Licenses also include 22GB of cloud storage for Adobe files as well as some Adobe mobile apps and web-based services which can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or device.

To get started, go to the Adobe site and sign in with your full email address.

NOTE: Moreno Valley College, Norco College, Riverside City College, and Riverside Community College District do not provide technical support for personal devices. If you encounter an issue with this product and require assistance, please contact Adobe. This subscription is only valid while you have an active email account with RCCD.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students

This information is valid during the fall 2021 semester.

Students can get access to Adobe Creative Cloud only if they are taking a class that requires any application from the suite. Students, contact your instructor for more information.

To install the Adobe Creative Suite, you can watch this short video as a guide.


 

Other Software Options

CollegeBuys.org

Available for both students, staff, and faculty, CollegeBuys offers software and hardware at discounted prices thanks to the foundation for California Community Colleges. NOTE: see free software available on the section above.

  • Discounts on Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Mobile Citizen, Rosetta Stone, laptops, tablets, and more.

Software, hardware, and services with free/discounted education pricing with your .edu email. (Terms and conditions apply. Check their website for up-to-date information and details.)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: 60% off monthly subscription pricing with annual agreement.
  • Autodesk: Free education license software with .edu email address.
  • GoAnimate: Significant subscription discount for faculty. Make animated educational video tutorials for your classroom. Single-user and volume discounts.
  • Microsoft Office: Available to students free of charge. Available to staff and faculty with a license.
  • Prezi: Free base service and significant subscription discount for faculty. Create dynamic, interesting presentations and lessons.
  • Techsmith: Discount on Camtasia video editor or access to free education version called Jing.

 

Training and Education

@One

The @ONE Project provides technology training to all faculty and staff of the CA Community College system designed to enhance student learning and success. Training and online resources are low cost or free thanks to funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP).

  • Desktop webinars
  • Online certification program
  • Trainers Bureau
  • Online Courses

 

Store and Share Media

EduStream from 3C Media Solutions

3C Media Solutions is the educational media repository and distribution source for video content, streaming services, and event coverage. Serving the entire CCC system, 3C Media Solutions provides administrators, faculty, and staff resources to store and share media that enriches student learning, expedites their progression, and advances individual success.

 

Online Meetings

Zoom

Zoom is an online meeting service provided to all employees of the California Community Colleges by the CCC Confer project. Connections are Java-free, and support all operating systems and browsers, including mobile devices. Experience high quality video and audio, desktop screen sharing, whiteboard with annotations, waiting and breakout rooms, and more. Record to the cloud, and create a movie file which can be viewed from any device and operating system. CCC Confer Zoom connects with Canvas making it easy for instructors and students to participate live, and to view recordings. You will continue to receive the same high quality service and support from the same CCC Confer team.

To get support about Zoom, visit the TSS webpage.

 

Professional Development

Vision Resource Center

The CCC Vision Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for professional development resources. Supported by the California Community Colleges in order to work toward accomplishing the system's Vision for Success goals, the Vision Resource Center provides professional learning resources and free access to Linkedin Learning and Skillsoft.

 

Accessibility

Alternate Text Production Center

Creates alternate media products for students who require print and electronic Braille, electronic text files, or tactile graphics.

Compliance Sheriff

A website scanning tool to generate reports on potential accessibility issues over an entire website instead of one page at a time.

Distance Education Captioning

DETC is grant funded and enables online and hybrid courses to have free captioning of videos.

High Tech Center Training Unit

Provides free year-round training to California community college faculty and staff in the use of technology to promote meaningful learning for students with disabilities.

UDoit

Created by the University of central Florida offers Udoit (Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool).

Wave Browser Extension

WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM.org.

 

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