Technology Orientation for New Adult Education Students
Welcome to the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). Adult Education students should be familiar with the school's most widely used and important technologies. The information below describes these technologies and offers links to additional resources.
As a new Adult Education student, you will need to read through the Technology Orientation topics below and become familiar with the resources. Please use the drop-down arrows to expand the topics and read through the content for each section.
Once you have read through the Technology Orientation, please click on the link provided below to complete the Technology Orientation acknowledgement form. Students should complete and submit the form prior to the start of school.
Acknowledgement Form - (note: if you are prompted to log in, use your EVIT account username and password provided to you to login and access the form)
Student Login Account
Please use your EVIT account to login into all campus computers and district applications such as Canvas, Google and the Focus Student Portal. Your EVIT login information will be sent to your personal email address one week prior to the start of class. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the Helpdesk at 480-461-4074 or by email at email@example.com, if you have not yet received the email containing your login information or are encountering any trouble signing in.
Are periodic password changes required?
EVIT does not enforced periodic password change policies for students. If you forget your password or are unable to login to your account, you will need to contact the EVIT helpdesk for assistance.
EVIT utilizes Canvas as its Learning Management System (LMS) for student learning, collaboration and communication. EVIT has consolidated a library of Canvas tutorial videos that you will need to watch in order to become familiar with Canvas. When accessing Canvas, you will need to ensure that you login to the Canvas portal using the EVIT specific published link.
Accessing and Login Into Canvas
Canvas Video Library
EVIT utilizes the Google Workspace suite of applications for communication and collaboration. This includes Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Slides and Hangouts.
To log in to your Gmail account
Go to https://accounts.google.com.
Enter your EVIT account username and password
Note: you will need to ensure that you append the domain (@evit.com) after your EVIT account username.
For a comprehensive overview of the suite of applications used at EVIT within Google Workspace, please view the presentation provided below.
Connecting to the Campus Wireless Network (WiFi @ EVIT)
As a student, you can connect and access the wireless (WiFi) network using your personal devices. Access is provided via the broadcast "EVITguest" network, which provides access to students resources located within the organization's network and the Internet. Students should consult with their instructor to obtain the wireless network password.
Technical Support for Students
The Information Systems Department provides technical support for all enrolled students. For technology support or questions regarding any technical resource, you can request assistance using one of the following options.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpdesk Hours of Operation
Days: Monday thru Friday
Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm.
Student Fees Payment Portal
Log into the Focus Student Portal at https://focus.evit.edu
Click the "Sign-In with Google" button
Enter your EVIT email address and password to authenticate with Google
At the top of the screen, select the "View Now" button to view your outstanding invoices
Select the box to the left of the invoice number and click Continue
Add your payment information and click Continue to process your payment
Courtesy Phones for Student Use
Courtesy phones are available for student use. Phones are conveniently located in the main lobby of each of the main administration buildings. When dialing out, you must press 7 first to get an outside dial tone.