Academic Technology Newsletter, March 2023 Read This Email Online



Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

March 2023

     We hope you had a restful Spring Break! This month, we are excited to announce the upcoming Digital Equity Day on April 28th, featuring a keynote talk by Guadalupe Cardona, the 2022 AT Doctoral Student Equity Fellow, and a faculty panel on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in teaching. If you're interested in being a part of the panel, let us know by filling out the interest form. At the Digital Equity Day event, we will also reveal the winners of the App Jam 2023 student competition.

      The 2023 Doctoral Student Equity Fellowship is now accepting applications, and the deadline to apply is June 1st.

     To help you with accessibility related guidance and considerations during the procurement process, you can self-enroll in the new UDC Procurement Accessibility Canvas course. We're also excited to announce that a new AI detection tool is launching in Turnitin in April!


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Digital Equity Day 2023 Coming Soon!


Join us for Digital Equity Day April 28th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Want to join a faculty panel discussion about AI and teaching? Visit the site to register and submit your application.

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Doctoral Student Equity Fellowship


Let your students know that the 2023 Doctoral Student Equity Fellowship is now accepting applications and includes a $2500 stipend. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023.

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UDC Procurement Accessibility Course


Are you a frequent “CSUN shopper”? This new Canvas course guides you through accessibility requirements and can help expedite your purchases!

AI Turnitin

New Turnitin AI Text Detection Tool Coming April 4th

Generative text products like ChatGPT have been making headlines for a few months now. As awareness of these tools grows so does the likelihood that students will use them for their assignments. As a response to this, one of the most frequent questions we have received in the past couple of...

canva vs. powerpoint Infographic accessibility workshop april 23rd, 2pm to 4pm

Accessibility Workshop - Canva vs. Powerpoint for Infographics

In this session, participants will learn the differences between using Canva and Microsoft PowerPoint when it comes to creating accessible flyers and infographics. It also includes an overview of the accessibility options, and practical examples of how to implement them.

Panopto quiz workshop wednesday, april 5, 2023 10am to 11am

FTC Featured Workshop - Panopto Quizzes

Did you know that you can add quiz questions to a video in Panopto? Instructors can create interactive videos that engage students and provide assessments. Panopto Quizzes can also be utilized to track student progress and identify areas where additional support may be needed.

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Don't Miss Out on Faculty Coffee Hour on April 28th!

Faculty Coffee Hour is an opportunity to come together and discuss the latest in learning technologies while enjoying a cup of coffee. Join us for a casual yet informative session where we will provide answers to your questions about Canvas, Accessibility, data services, and more!

If there are topics you would like to see covered in a future newsletter, if you'd like to give us feedback on your experience with instructional technology, or if there are training topics you are interested in, let us know with the Academic Technology Feedback Form.