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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

May 2023

     The semester is almost over and we want to thank you all for a great year! As we look forward to Commencements this weekend, we are delighted to share some valuable summer resources with all of you.

    In this edition, you'll find our new 2023 Summer Prep Packet, carefully curated to help you make the most of your summer break. Additionally, we are excited to share the 2023 Educause Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition, which is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape. Notably, our very own AVP of Academic Technology, Dr. Helen Heinrich, served on the panel contributing to this report.

    You will also find the slides from the thought-provoking presentation on AI by Guadalupe Cardona on Digital Equity Day.

    We sincerely hope that these resources will serve as valuable tools as you embark on your summer endeavors!


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New 2023 Summer Prep Packet


We've put together a Summer Prep Packet full of tools and resources to help you prepare for fall. Inside you'll find links to our summer trainings, and helpful tips.

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Read the EDUCAUSE Horizon Report


The 2023 Horizon Report Teaching and Learning Edition is available, and Associate Vice President for Academic Technology, Dr. Helen Heinrich, served on the panel!

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Early Bird Accessibility


By taking a few small steps over the summer, you can make your courses more accessible, which gives your students a smoother start to the Fall semester.

Guadalupe Cardona

Guadalupe Cardona Keynote Slides


Missed Digital Equity Day? Here are the slides from the Does AI Have Your Back? presentation by the Academic Technology Equity Doctoral Student Fellow.

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Summer Canvas Template Clinics


Have you downloaded the CSUN Canvas Template yet from the Canvas Commons? This summer, we will be hosting weekly Canvas Template Clinics to help get you started!

Canvas Insights Self-Paced Course

Canvas Insights
Self-Paced Course


Want to learn more about Canvas Insights, CSUN’s unique early alert tool? Self-enroll now in the new Insights on Canvas Data course in Canvas and learn more about Early Alerts.

Spring into your own Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo

It's Back! Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo Summer Course

Back by popular demand! Tammy Trujillo will be teaching another podcasting class this summer where she will take you step-by-step and show you how to record, organize, and share your podcast. This three-week course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign up now!

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Check Out Our List of Summer 2023 Trainings!

This summer, Academic Technology will be offering live workshops like TurnItIn New AI Detection Capabilities and weekly Canvas Template Clinics. We also have asynchronous resources, like Canvas A-Z, Canvas Insights, and YouTube playlists of previous workshops.

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It's Global Accessibility Awareness Day!



Today, Thursday, May 18th, is the 12th Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.

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.