Handy tools

The Computer Science department is happy to make available to all DVC faculty a series of "parsing" tools. Parsing is when the computer "looks" through some text, in order to pull out some information.

The tools can be accessed via the menu at the left of this page. Here is an explanation of each:

Email parser
Your WebAdvisor roster contains a list of student emails. It would be nice to use this list to email your students, but it's not easy to pick out each address one-at-a time. Using the email parser tool, you can select and copy your WebAdvisor roster, and then paste it into the box provided here, then click a button, and the parser does all the work!

The parser can present emails either in a list with one email per line (in alphabetical order), or it can present them in a form compatible with the TO, CC, and BCC fields of email programs.

Besides WebAdvisor, the email parser can find emails in any page that you can copy and paste into it!

Course offerings history
See a list of all sections of a selected course, ordered from the most recent, since the 2000/01 academic year.

WebAdvisor roster parser
If you know how to do it, you can copy and paste your WebAdvisor roster into Excel. Then with a few editing steps, you can get the names, IDs, and emails of your students.

But with the roster parser tool, you can paste your WebAdvisor into the box provided, and download an Excel spreadsheet with the names, IDs, and emails already in the right places!

Apple device support
Get your DVC email, and get to the Web Curriculum System (WCS) on your iPhone or iPad. Get to your DVC email, the WCS, and the U drive as a folder in Finder on your Mac.

After Robert Burns configures you device, you'll be able to do these things wherever there's an Internet connection!

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