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Library Technology

Check out the Equipment Loan Program for laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, and calculators here at the Library. We can also help assist with your tech and Canvas questions!

Equipment Loan Program

To request technology please fill out the equipment loan form agreement. You can find the form on MyECC under campus Links called "Student Laptop/Hotspot/Calculator request form."

After your request has been approved, you will receive an email to let you know when you can pick up your equipment.

If you have questions, email lrc@elcamino.edu. 

Equipment Pick Up, Return Dates, and Location

For winter 2022, You may pick up a laptop, hotspot, and/or calculator Monday, January 3 through Wednesday, January 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Come to the main library lobby to pick up or return technology equipment.

For information how to renew your equipment loans, visit How to Self-Renew a Laptop and Hotspot.

Canvas Assistants

Do you have a question about Canvas? Can't submit an assignment? Having trouble finding your classes in Canvas?

Chat with a canvas assistant by clicking the Ask Us About Canvas tab. Missed chats will be answered the following morning (Monday – Friday).

Canvas Assistant Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am  – 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Additional Information

These videos cover the following Canvas topics:

1) Welcome to Canvas and How to Log On 2) The Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation Menu 3) Course Cards 4) These videos cover the following Canvas topics: 1) Welcome to Canvas and How to Log On 2) The Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation Menu 3) Course Cards 4) Activity Stream 5) To Do List 6) Calendar 7) Syllabus 8) Modules 9) Assignments 10) Grades 11) Notifications 12)  Pronto13) Zoom:

Access Tutoring Services through Canvas

How to Access Office 365 from Home

How to Access Your El Camino Email

How to Use Zoom with a Computer or Laptop

How to Use Zoom from an iPhone

Live Video Classroom Etiquette

Setup instructions for your laptop

Set up instructions for you laptop (PDF).

Inserting the battery in your brand-new hotspot:

  • The battery is located under the cardboard insert. Remove it from the plastic packaging.
  • To insert the battery, the back panel of the hotspot device needs to be removed. Near the charging port, there is a small notch in the plastic on one of the corners. Insert your fingernail or a small tool in the notch and pull in order to remove the back panel. This will be difficult, but the back should eventually fully come off.
  • Discard the small silica gel packet that is in the device.
  • Match up the three gold spots on the edge of the battery with the three gold parts on the device when inserting it. These connections need to touch for the hotspot to work. When you do so, the text-side of the battery will be facing you, and the battery should fit snugly within the hotspot.
  • Replace the back cover, being sure to fully press down on all the edges so there are no open spaces. There may be snapping/clicking sounds.
  • Plug in your device to charge it and continue following setup instructions provided with the device.

Computer Labs

  • The Study Center, located on the second floor of the Schauerman Library
  • Technology Center, located in the Schauerman Library's east basement.

Printing and Copy

Black and white and color printing is available in both Library computer labs. Copying is available in the Tutoring Center on the second floor of the Schauerman Library.

Send your documents to a printer in the student computer labs.

Copyright Notice

Copyright law of the United States, (U.S. Code: Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Photocopying or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If users copy material in violation of copyright law, they will be liable for copyright infringement. The library reserves the right to refuse to accept requests for copying assistance if it would involve violation of copyright laws.

Reserving a Computer Lab

Faculty and staff may reserve computers for classes and programs. Priority is given based on the Learning Resources Computer Lab Use Policy.

To reserve computers in the Study Center, send an email to lrc@elcamino.edu.

To reserve computers in the Technology Center, email stdao@elcamino.edu. In the email include the day, time, planned activity, and number of computers to reserve.

Contact Information for Computer Labs:

Questions? Contact Us

Canvas Assistant Hour
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 am - 2 pm