Student Resources

Registering for Courses Through Self-Service

There are new tutorial videos available on Canvas that show How to Register for Courses through Self-Service.    Written directions with screenshots can also be found here.

WCC Student Tutorial Videos 
Tutoring

Free tutoring is available to all Woodland Community College students.  DSPS students are eligible for additional free tutoring time (up to four hours per subject per week).  Please view the Student Success Center’s webpage for more information about scheduling appointments for subject specific tutoring, or with the RAWC (Reading and Writing Center).   Students can also add the Academic Support Services Canvas page to their Canvas accounts, and schedule appointments online through Canvas.  This video shows how to schedule and access online tutoring or RAWC appointments.

A current list of the subjects for which tutoring is available.  If a subject is not listed for tutoring, students can contact their professor to inquire about requesting that NetTutor (a partner vendor with WCC) be added to provide online tutoring for the course.

Woodland Campus Tutoring
WCC Reading and Writing Center: (530) 405-9946  Call or text. 
WCC Tutoring Center: (530) 405-9699  Call or text.
WCC MESA Center: (530) 405-9655  Call or text.
Students from WCC can also utilize virtual tutoring resources from WCC or LCC.  

All hours of operation, contact information, and services noted for the WCC campus are available for LCC and CCC students.

Lake County Campus Tutoring
LCC Student Success Center (Room 142A): (707) 461-0917  Call or text.
Students from LCC can also utilize virtual tutoring resources from WCC or LCC.

Colusa County Campus Tutoring
CCC students will be served virtually by accessing tutoring resources from WCC or LCC.

Student Support Workshops

Student support workshops are another resource available to students.   Workshops provide students valuable information on topics such as time management, note-taking and test-taking strategies, writing, reading, technology, conducting research, organization, and more.  Information about upcoming workshops and an archive of past workshops can be found on the Academic Support Services Canvas page under the blue “workshops” button and on the library’s Assistance and Research page.

Library Support

The WCC library is also a great source of information and support for students.  The library’s Assistance and Research page includes helpful information for students, including directions for scheduling an appointment for assistance with research or general librarian support.   The page also includes a calendar of upcoming workshops, and links and instructions for joining.

Student Technology Requests

Students can use the Spring 2021 WCC Technology Request Form to request a Chromebook, Wi-Fi Hotspot, or Webcam.  Procedures and availability are summarized at the top of the form.

Browser Extensions to Improve Accessibility

Google Chrome offers many free extensions (found at the Google WebStore) to improve accessibility for content found on the web.

Five of our favorite extensions are: Pericles, Volume Master, Magnifying Glass (Hoover Zoom), Zoom for Google Chrome and Kurzweil Read the Web.

Pericles is a text-to-speech screen reader extension.  It can be added to your Chrome browser, then accessed to have web-based text read aloud.  Speed, pitch, and volume can all be adjusted with basic controls that are available for the extension.

Logo and link to Pericles text to speech screen reader extension for Google Chrome

Volume Master is a volume booster that can increase the volume by up to 600%.   By adding and accessing the extension, you can use a simple slider control to significantly boost the audio volume for web-based content.

Logo and link to Volume Master volume amplifier extension for Google Chrome

Magnifying Glass (Hoover Zoom) is a magnifying glass tool that allows the cursor to function like a magnifying glass and enlarge portions of the viewing area on the screen.  By adding and accessing the extension, you can have a digital magnifying glass handy whenever you need it while viewing webpages.

Logo and link to Magnifying Glass digital magnifying glass extension for Google Chrome

Zoom for Google Chrome is an easy to use extension that can quickly zoom in to enlarge text on your computer screen.  Zoom allows you to zoom in or out on web pages with ease.

Logo and link for Zoom for Google Chrome screen enlargement extension for Google Chrome

For students who have a Kurzweil accommodation and account set up through DSPS, there is also a Kurzweil “Read the Web” extension that can be added to Chrome for text-to-speech of web-based content.  The Kurzweil extension requires an account from DSPS (username and password must be inputted in order to use).  Please contact DSPS if you have questions about accessing this resource.

Logo and link for Kurzweil Read the Web text to speech screen reader extension for Google Chrome

General Accessibility Tools for Students

Speech-to-text (voice typing) is a free tool built into Google Docs and Microsoft Word.

Screenshot image showing how to access voice typing through Google Docs and Microsoft Word