Student Resources - Distance Learning

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Free Microsoft Office 365 for Chabot College Students
Free to current full or part-time students at Chabot College, via your student email (Zonemail) that ends in .edu. This email was automatically issued to you by the college and gives you access to tools such as this.

Get Started for Students

IMPORTANT: All Chabot College employees, DO NOT use this link! It will cause serious access problems with your work email. Contact ITS for more info and to discuss your MS Office needs.


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Apple Accessibility Support

Learn how to do more with the built-in accessibility features on your Apple computer or device.  Includes information on shortcuts, the Magnifier, LED flash alerts, Display text, AssistiveTouch, Switch Control, Guided Access, Voice Control, LIve Captions and much more!

Apple Accessibility Support Site


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Accessibility Technology & Tools | Microsoft Accessibility

Explore accessibility in Microsoft products and apps, hear about user stories, discover how Microsoft promotes disability inclusion, and get support for Microsoft accessibility features.

Microsoft Accessibility Site


Khan Academy

Khan Academy

A self-paced video instruction site for many subjects, of particular help with math. Lessons are broken up into easily digestible chunks, which the user can go over at their own pace. This site is excellent as a refresher for someone who hasn't taken math in a while, or as a video tutor for someone just exploring the world of math, whether you are starting at the very beginning or you are very advanced.



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Calibre eBook Manager

Free eBook management software for practically any format of eBook.
Easy to set up, install, and use, Calibre lets you have control of your entire eBook collection, convert formats, and customizes the look of your library. Watch the introductory video on the home page and get a sense of how Calibre works to see if it is a good fit for your needs.

Download Calibre from the Calibre website.
-->Note: Demo video on website's main page


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A new resource for students, NetTutor lets you connect one on one with a tutor, who often is either a current or retired instructor. All tutors are regarded as experts in their field. Tutoring offered for a large range of topics, with assistance in the core subjects (Math and English) available almost any time of day. The tutoring is done online, through several different methods, including uploading a file or photo as reference for discussion, talking on the phone, or having a video Skype conversation. For access and assistance in getting an account set up, email Thomas Dowrie, DSPS Alt Media Specialist, at You may also check out the videos below for an overview of how NetTutor works.


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Benetech Mathshare empowers students to solve math problems and show their work so that teachers and students can see how they got there. Students can solve equations step-by-step and add notes to explain their thinking. Students with and without learning differences can use Mathshare with features like text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and word-level highlighting.

MathShare site | YouTube links



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The online and interactive periodic table you never knew you would need, is here. Weights, melting points, hardness ratings, and much more in one place, for all the elements we know, all in one place. 



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This advanced calculator handles algebra, geometry, calculus, probability/statistics, linear algebra, linear programming, and discrete mathematics problems, with steps shown. The site is also designed to help students with dyscalculia, in two ways:

  • Adapted Content: Their lessons and materials are designed to provide clear explanations, step-by-step guidance, and visual representations to facilitate understanding while using all calculators.
  • Interactive Learning Tools: They offer a variety of content that aids students in comprehending and practicing mathematical concepts with games, lessons, and notes. 


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Excel Easy

Easy to understand tutorials and designed with accessibility in mind, making it an ideal learning tool for students with disabilities.
With fully illustrated steps and simple language, Excel-Easy's platform ensures that all students, including those with disabilities, can easily follow along and grasp the concepts at their own pace.
Excel Easy is committed to providing an inclusive learning experience and believe that their tutorials empower math students of diverse backgrounds and abilities to excel. 


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For almost 20 years, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

GCF Global Site | About GCF


 Center for Accessible Technology

The Center for Accessible Technology [CforAt]

CforAT supports use of technology to promote independent living for people with disabilities, providing information via online resources, and engaging in advocacy work to support policies that expand access to technology for people with disabilities, including the many people with disabilities who are low-income.

CforAT site