What Is De Anza CONNECT?

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See below for step-by-step instructions for using De Anza CONNECT and a sample message that you can share with students in a class syllabus.

De Anza ConnectDe Anza CONNECT (formerly Early Alert) provides a convenient way to communicate with individual students and help them connect with campus resources and services.

You can use De Anza CONNECT to provide quick feedback, raise a concern, or refer students to programs and services that can provide support.

  • You can also use De Anza CONNECT to give kudos – to welcome, motivate, encourage and praise students  
  • De Anza CONNECT can be used by faculty members, classified professionals and administrators.
  • De Anza CONNECT is available from the first day of the quarter (or summer session) to the last day before finals begin. 

Look for the De Anza CONNECT tile in the Apps section of MyPortal, or click the yellow button here:

De Anza CONNECT Form

Questions? 

If you have any difficulties or questions about De Anza CONNECT, please email Sushini Chand and Patricia Del Rio, Retention Program Coordinators. 


CONNECT tileSimple Steps to Use De Anza CONNECT

  • Click on the De Anza CONNECT tile in the Apps section of MyPortal
    – or go directly to the SARS log-in screen and enter your CWID and MyPortal password.
  • The De Anza CONNECT welcome screen will appear.
  • Click “Continue."
  • The De Anza CONNECT referral form will appear.

Faculty members:

  1. Select your course number from the drop-down list. A class roster will appear.
  2. Select the name of the student for whom you want to  provide feedback or submit a concern, referral or kudos.
  3. Select one concern, referral or kudos.
  4. Enter a message to the student and a message to the relevant service area.
  5. Click the button to submit. De Anza CONNECT will automatically email the student and the designated services.

Classified professionals:

  1. Enter the student's CWID number and click search to select the student. 
  2. Select one concern, referral or kudos.
  3. Enter a message to the student and a message to the relevant service area.
  4. Click the button to submit. De Anza CONNECT will automatically email the student and the designated services.


Sample Syllabus Message

As your instructor, I care about your success. I may use De Anza CONNECT to refer you to a campus program or service for assistance with your class progress. The referral is a recommendation to use a campus support service; it is not an official grade. If you receive a message from De Anza CONNECT, please respond to the program or service indicated on the notification and visit me during my office hours so we can talk about success strategies for this class and beyond.

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