STARTE - Systemwide Technology Access Resource Tools for Education


Simplifying procurement of online teaching, learning and student support tools for the California Community Colleges.

The Systemwide Technology Access Resource Tools for Education (STARTE) centralize the ordering of online teaching, learning and student support tools. These CollegeBuys parternships have demonstrated efficacy within the Community College environment and are committed to partner-level engagement.


The goals of the STARTE program are to achieve:

  1. Efficiency by centralizing procurement of essential online education tools
  2. Cost savings through the system's combined spending potential to create economies of scale
  3. Institutional parity in pricing and service delivery regardless of purchasing volume or institutional size
  4. Accountability in vetting and approval of supplier partners by system partners
  5. Compliance with state law in acquiring products and services.

Supplier Partners

Educational Software and Technology

Student Integrity and Plagiarism

Accommodation for accessibility varies by participating agency, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other federal, state, and local statutes regarding accessibility are the responsibility of the participating agency.  The Foundation strongly encourages each participating agency to review a supplier/vendor Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and determine ability to deliver disability accommodation to comply with the aforementioned.


All California Community Colleges may participate in STARTE. Participation is non-mandatory.

If you have questions about eligibility and participation please contact CollegeBuys


Pricing on the STARTE Order Form is a not-to-exceed amount, meaning a participating college will not pay more than what is indicated on the Order Form. If an existing contract is already in place with one of our partners, we will assist in the negotiations of a prorated price and align service terms to cover the remaining months of the fiscal year.

To complete an order:

  1. Submit the completed STARTE Order Form to
  2. CollegeBuys will provide a quote for review by your college or district. Quote will reflect not-to-exceed pricing.
  3. Acknowledge, approve, and submit a prepared purchase order back to
  4. Your district will receive an invoice after submission. Invoice will reflect final pricing and cost savings per service.
  5. Once the order is complete, suppliers will reach out to the purchaser for implementation of the order.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe manufactures award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including web, print, video, wireless, and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish, and deliver visually rich content.

Colleges can access the most popular Adobe tools at a price point that is unparalleled under the Foundation consortium agreement. Adobe, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and ComputerLand of Silicon Valley are pleased to offer site licensing of Adobe's most popular creative tools. Students, faculty, and staff will have access to the tools in a variety of ways to enhance the educational experience.

Products and Services

  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps (20+ Desktop, Mobile, & Web)
  • 100 GB of Adobe Cloud Storage
  • Subscription Terms (6-months and 12-months)


  • 45 Colleges supported
  • $6.3M in systemwide cost savings

Vendor Contact

Licensing available through ComputerLand of Silicon Valley or CollegeBuys.

Sheri York
Director, Software Sales & Licensing Programs

Ryan Rivera
Program Specialist

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Graphic Design

California Connects

california connects logo

Inspired by the original digital literacy program, California Connects Mobile Internet aims to close the broadband gap in California and nationwide. California Connects includes a mobile hotspot that lets you stay connected to the internet in school, at home, and on the go. The new mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint and T-Mobile, offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge; no contract required.

Products and Services

  • LinkZone 2 Mobile Hotspot (All Day Connectivity - Wireless Mobile Hotspot. Connect up to 16 devices for up to 24 hours. Use it to charge your phone, tablet, or other devices.)
  • For more product information visit California Connects Website


  • 63 Colleges supported
  • $3M in systemwide cost savings

Vendor Contact

Ryan Rivera
Program Specialist

Robert Bell
School Sales Manager



Esri offers education solutions covering a variety of GIS (Geographic Information System) topics for new and advanced users as well as for those somewhere in between. An unlimited site license for GIS software from Esri is now available for California community colleges through the Foundation for California Community Colleges for discounted purchase. Esri knows that education and training are vital to every successful GIS implementation and understands the challenges of keeping GIS skills and knowledge up to date.

Products and Services

  • The Education Site License is available from the Foundation at the reduced annual rate of $2,500.
  • Esri Virtual Campus Web-Based Training
  • Desktop GIS with ArcPad, ArcIMS, and the current version of ArcView software, single and concurrent use
  • ArcInfo
  • ArcEditor
  • ArcGIS Server Enterprise


Ryan Rivera
Program Specialist

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.


  • 52 Colleges supported
  • $265,000 in systemwide cost savings



Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Equity Programs, Administration



Proctorio is a Learning Integrity Platform ©, that combines machine learning algorithms & data analytics to enable an unbiased delivery & assessment of student’s exam. Proctorio integrates seamlessly with all major Learning Management Systems and surpasses requirements for identity verification, content originality, and evaluation of student’s environment. Coupled with a flexible secure browser that can be configured to meet any exam environment, Proctorio creates a reliable and accurate solution that is both financially advantageous and perpetuates growth.

Products and Services

  • Automated remote proctoring service
  • Flexible secure browser
  • Student ID verification
  • For more product information visit Proctorio's Website


  • 58 Colleges supported 
  • $2.4M in systemwide cost savings

Vendor Contact

Josh Dyer 
T: 480.428.2606

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.



Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Assessments

Participating Colleges

  • Allan Hancock College
  • American River College
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Bakersfield College
  • Barstow College
  • Berkeley City College
  • Butte College
  • Cabrillo College
  • Canada College
  • Cerritos College
  • Cerro Coso College
  • Chabot College
  • Chaffey College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Clovis College
  • Coastline College
  • College of Alameda
  • College of San Mateo
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Desert
  • College of the Redwoods
  • College of the Sequoias
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Columbia College
  • Compton College
  • Contra Costa College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Cuesta College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Cypress College
  • De Anza College
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Feather River College
  • Folsom Lake College
  • Foothill College
  • Fresno City College
  • Fullerton College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Golden West College
  • Grossmont College
  • Hartnell College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lake Tahoe College
  • Laney College
  • Las Positas College
  • Lassen College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles Harbor College

  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Los Medanos College
  • Mendocino College
  • Merced College
  • Merritt College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Mission College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Moorpark College
  • Moreno Valley College
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Napa Valley College
  • Norco College
  • Ohlone College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Oxnard College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Porterville College
  • Reedley College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento City College
  • Saddleback College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College
  • Skyline College
  • Solano College
  • Ventura College
  • Victor Valley College
  • West Hills College Coalinga 
  • West Hills College Lemoore
  • West Los Angeles College
  • West Valley College
  • Woodland Community College
  • Yuba College


Contact Us


Ryan Rivera
Program Specialist 

Jennifer Keiper
Senior Director, CollegeBuys




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