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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

August 2021


Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and invigorating summer. As we enter the fall semester, we're excited to share with you a Welcome Back letter from our interim AVP, Helen Heinrich. We also have news about the CSUCCESS program, a Fall Prep Packet to help you get your courses ready, a flyer listing the technology resources available to you through the university, and more!

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Academic Technology News

Helen Heinrich

Welcome Back from Academic Tech


Welcome to Fall 2021! We approach this time filled with excitement as many of us will be back on campus, and still with some trepidation as the spread of the Delta...


CSUCCESS: iPads For First-Time Students


The CSUCCESS program provides all first-time freshmen and new transfer students with an iPad Air, Apple Pencil, and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for free to support academic...

Fall Prep Packet

Fall Prep Packet for Faculty


The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) has put together a list of resources and practical tips to help you optimize your courses for the Fall 2021 semester.

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IT Services Flyer Lists Tech Tools


The IT Technology Services flyer provides a list of the tools, resources, and solutions to take your course to new heights and promote engagement, and student success.

CSUN Ready

CSUN Ready: Free Freshmen Materials


CSUN Ready: Free Course Materials for First-Time Freshmen provides students with free course materials for their Fall 2021 semester courses. Recognizing the...

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New Canvas Course Accessibility Report


New for 2021-22! The Course Accessibility Report is powered by Canvas Ally. Available in the menu for each of your Canvas courses, the Course Accessibility Report gives...


Don't Forget to Enroll or Update Your Device in Duo MFA

As we return for the fall semester, we want to remind you that authorization through Duo Multi-Factor Authentication is required to access CSUN online systems including Canvas and Zoom. For assistance, we have some instructional videos on Duo for both you and your students.

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Device Loaner Program Provides Technology for Students

The Device Loaner Program is available to currently enrolled Fall 2021 CSUN students beginning on August 17, 2021. This program provides technology to students who are without a device, such as a computer or internet hotspot, so that they may continue their education uninterrupted.

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AT Workshop Calendar - New "Ask an Expert" Series for Fall



In addition to our regular workshops offered by the Faculty Technology Center (FTC) and the Universal Design Center (UDC), this fall we are introducing a new "Ask an Expert" series where you can ask live questions with our Instructional Technologists.

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.