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.
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. The Office 365 for Education subscription is only valid while you have an active student email account with RCCD. Thank you.
Microsoft Office 365 for Staff and Faculty
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 email@example.com. Do not contact your local TSS department as they don't 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. The Office 365 for Education license available to be requested by staff/faculty is only valid while you have an active email account with RCCD.
Adobe Creative Cloud for Staff/Faculty
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: 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.
At this time, Adobe software is being provided for use on your personally owned devices only. The RCCD helpdesk and the college TSS departments do NOT support employee owned devices and any Adobe Software installed on said device.
To get started, go to the Adobe site and sign in with your full email address.
Adobe Creative Cloud for Students
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The Professional Learning Network is a one-stop-shop for professional development resources. Supported by the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), the Professional Learning Network now provides unlimited, free access to Lynda.com and Grovo Access.
Creates alternate media products for students who require print and electronic Braille, electronic text files, or tactile graphics.
A website scanning tool to generate reports on potential accessibility issues over an entire website instead of one page at a time.
DETC is grant funded and enables online and hybrid courses to have free captioning of videos.
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.
Created by the University of central Florida offers Udoit (Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool).
WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM.org.
- Foundation for California Community Colleges
- View a listing of all California Community College technology initiatives, resources and tools available to students, faculty and staff