Technology Orientation

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 Please contact the Helpdesk at 480-461-4074 or by email at, 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.

To access Canvas, please do the following:

1. Log into your EVIT email and look for the email from "Instructure Canvas" with the Subject “Course Invitation”

2. Open the email and click the "Get Started" Button

3. Select the “Create My Account” button

4. In the password field, enter your EVIT network password and click the Register button

5.  You should now be able to log into Canvas using your network username and password

It is also required that students use the Chrome browser to access Canvas. To download and install the latest version for PC or Macs, click here to download Chrome. District managed devices already have the Chrome browser installed.

Accessing and Login Into Canvas

Canvas Video Library

Google Workspace

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

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.

Helpdesk Hours of Operation 

Student Fees Payment Portal


Security is important. For the protection of the District, faculty, staff, and students all users are expected to abide by the specific and commonsense rules of security.

Password: Securing and safeguarding your password

Email - Phishing Scams and CyberSecurity Awareness

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.

Systems Requirements - Student Personal Devices

To ensure a successful technical experience in Canvas (LMS) and in Mastery Connect (Student Assessment), please ensure that your personal computer or laptop meets or exceeds the following system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements:

Computer (Windows, Mac or Chromebook) with a PDF reader, webcam, microphone, anti-virus protection and that can run the latest version of one of the following internet browsers.

Canvas System Requirements

Mastery Connect System Requirements

Acceptable Use Agreement

By agreeing to the Acceptable Use Agreement, you will conduct yourself ethically, legally, and responsibly on our network