Academic Technology Newsletter, October 2021 Read This Email Online



Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

October 2021


We hope you're having an inspiring and fulfilling fall semester so far! This month we're excited to share how you can learn more about the HyFlex 2.0 pilot by attending an information session and even apply to teach a HyFlex course in Spring! We also invite you to encourage your first-time freshman and transfer students to enter Matador Moments 2021 and share their first-year experiences in Portfolium. Four winners will each receive a $100 gift card from Amazon. We're also spotlighting interactive video feedback with GoReact, winter accessibility training, and more.

And don't forget to register for the CSUN Engagement Conference on Friday, October 29th!

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CSUN engagement conference registration open

Engagement Conference 2021


Register today and don't miss out on the inaugural CSUN Engagement Conference with faculty sharing their engagement insights and experiences.

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Attend a HyFlex Information Session


Join a HyFlex Information Session to gain clarity on what HyFlex teaching is and learn from current CSUN faculty from our small fall pilot about their experiences.

Matador Moments with mosaic of student images forming a Matador

Add the Matador Moments Challenge


The Matador Moments challenge is an easy way to create an extra credit or graded assignment in Portfolium and we have step-by-step instructions!


Technology Spotlight: Interactive Feedback using GoReact

GoReact is a video-based performance review tool integrated with Canvas or available on the web. With GoReact, instructors can create assignments where students submit a video, and instructors can provide video comments and feedback. GoReact also offers group recording and more!

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Registration Open for Winter Online Accessibility Training

The CSU Chancellor's Office now offers an online independent-study document accessibility course covering Word, PowerPoint, and PDF. The course covers creating, evaluating, and optimizing content and structure in documents. There's also a bonus module on accessibility in Excel.

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Don't Forget About Our Upcoming Workshops!



Coming up later this month we have workshops covering topics like screen readers, email accessibility, and Canvas Ally. Other workshops cover Turnitin, Grading in Canvas, Connected Learning with Social Media using Adobe Spark, 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.