As fall semester approaches, a college student’s checklist may include the following items: a backpack, school supplies, new clothes, textbooks, a parking pass, and a smartphone to catch Pokemon around campus.
But “Pokemon Go” won’t be the only app students use at school. (See our list for more.) In addition to their usual network services, Salt Lake Community College utilizes a variety of apps and websites to improve the learning experience for each student.
MyPage and Canvas are two sites that SLCC students use on a regular basis.
MyPage is where students enroll in classes, pay tuition and run degree audits, among other things.
Canvas, powered by Instructure, is the official online classroom at SLCC. Students can use the website or the Canvas app to view and download course content, turn in online assignments and communicate with peers and teachers.
Mobile users can download the Ellucian Go app for handheld access to most MyPage and Canvas features. Hungry students can also use the app to see what’s on the menu at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus food court.
SLCC recognizes the need to increase accessibility of software and services, especially for online students.
The college launched All Access a few years ago to give students the ability to use the SLCC network from anywhere.
After downloading the Citrix Receiver, students open a remote desktop that has the same permissions as a school computer. All Access enables the use of a variety of apps and virtual desktops, including the Adobe suite.
While on campus, students can connect their devices to the campus Wi-Fi or log in to any of the computers in the SLCC labs. Students can also use their OneCard at a computer lab to print their schedule, a campus map or other essential documents for free.
All students need a MyPage username and password in order to use these services.
Help is available
SLCC offers support for any student who is experiencing technical difficulties with their account or other IT services. The Office of Information Technology manages a Help Desk support site where students can report an issue by phone, email or chat.
Students having trouble with Canvas can call 801-957-5125 or visit the SLCC Online office in room 213 of the Technology Building at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.