Academic Technology Newsletter, October 2022 Read This Email Online



Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

October 2022

      Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month! In recognition, we have some guidelines on keeping your data protected.

      We are excited to announce that Tammy Trujillo, an award-winning professional broadcaster who has been on the air in Los Angeles for over 40 years as a news anchor, KCSN News Director, and a lecturer in the Journalism department teaching Jour 495 Podcast Storytelling, will be teaching a four-week series on podcasting for faculty starting in Spring.

      A pilot for InSpace, a new video conferencing tool built for education, is about to launch. So don't miss out, grab your seat now! We have another accessibility tip for you, this time about how students can assist other students by sharing their notes. Also, check out our Featured Workshops.

      And don’t forget about the Spook-TECH-ular Open House coming October 31st from 1-5pm!


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Spring into your own Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo

Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo


Our students are listening to podcasts. So now is the time to think about integrating them into your classes and into your methods of engaging with your students.

InSpace Logo

Join the Pilot for New Video Tool InSpace


CSUN Academic Technology is piloting a new video platform called InSpace. InSpace highlights engagement between students with new and innovative features.

Student writing notes at desk

Accessibility Tip - Sharing Notes


"In my dual role as an instructor and an accessibility analyst at the Universal Design Center, I often try to weave accessibility practices into my teaching strategies."

Hand holding a smartphone with a cyber lock above it

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month!


It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year CSUN IT has some helpful information and a webinar on how to keep data protected at both work and home.

Spooktechular open house October 31 from 1 to 5 pm

Spook-TECH-ular Open House


Don't forget about the Spook-TECH-ular open house on Monday, October 31st. Try out the Lighboard, see new technologies, and check out (literally) items from our Tech Pantry!

Canva vs Powerpoint Infographics October 25 10AM

Canva or PowerPoint for Infographics?


This Featured Workshop demonstrates the difference between Canva and Microsoft PowerPoint in creating accessible flyers and infographic content.

Utilizing Your Device in the classroom November 4 at 2pm

Utilizing Your Mobile Device in
the Classroom

In this Creative Corner workshop, you can dig into some of the exceptional tools available for extraordinary assignments and engagement with your students, all with your mobile device. Select the link or scan the QR code to sign up And look for more Creative Corner workshops coming up!

Panopto Audio Descriptions November 9 at 10AM

Creating Panopto Audio Descriptions

This Featured Workshop demonstrates how to upload and create audio descriptions to your Panopto videos. Audio descriptions provide all students with visual context of what is being presented in a Panopto video, with descriptions that will read out loud when the video is played.

Recycling and Repurposing Panopto Content December 9 at 10AM

Recycling and Repurposing Your Panopto Content



In this Featured Workshop, we'll show you how to go green with Panopto by recycling and repurposing your video content. Click the link or use the QR code in the image to sign up.

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.