De Anza Accounting

ACCT 1B- 07Y Tuesday, Thursday ONLY

Use of Websites in Class

CPAscott is my own personal website. I use it to communicate public information such as the course syllabus.  The site is open year round and can be viewed at any time.  While information on this site does change, it is an excellent place to preview a course before the quarter starts.

Canvas is the new Learning Management System (LMS) at De Anza College. (It replaces Catalyst, a system that some of you may have used previously.) Once the quarter starts and you are enrolled in my De Anza Accounting course, you will be able to get into Canvas. 

Cengage is a website sponsored by the textbook publisher.  This site requires purchase of the textbook/access code.  The course syllabus explains the various purchase options. The publisher allows a short free trial period, so all students should be able to complete the first assignment without purchasing the textbook/access code.


Three different website will be used in this class.   Here is a partial list of resources/activities for each website.




Chapter Homework Assignments



Chapter Online Quizzes (if any)

Discussion Forums

Homework Assignment Listing


Publisher Powerpoints

Extra Credit Information

Other Publisher Resources

Various Lecture Videos and Pencasts

Project Information

Exam Practice Problems

Exam Preview Information

Use of Websites Information

Optional Study Plans

Various Projects/Homework Tasks

Grade Estimator


Links to Accounting Sites

Exam Preview Information


Getting started in Canvas

Getting started in CengageNOW:

When you first register with Cengage be sure to use your name as it is

listed with the De Anza Admissions and Records Office!



Announcement 1.  If you do NOT want a hardcopy of the text and want only the Cengage Access Code (and the e-book for 90 days) you can buy the code directly from Cengage.  If you want to do this be sure to use the special De Anza Microsite. This is not recommended because the hardcopy of the book will be a permanent resource while the e-book access expires after 90 days, and because the price is about the same. You may also find it useful to bring the hardcopy to class.

Announcement 2. If you took Accounting 1B at De Anza prior to Fall 2017 (and purchased and used a Cengage Access Code for the Warren 26th edition) but did not complete or pass the course and you are retaking it, then you will need to buy another book.  De Anza is upgrading to the 27th  edition effective Fall 2017.  If you took Accounting 1B in the Fall of 2107 at De Anza and dropped the course, then you should be able to get a free replacement code.  Email the course instructor.

Announcement 3. For help with registration, sign-in, and assignment completion, please look at the following Cengage resources such as the student user guide and self-training videos.  Comprehensive User Guide for Students

Announcement 4. For Cengage technical support you can call 800-354-9706 or go to