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Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the CSUN community in its endeavor to transform and elevate students’ lives through education, by spearheading the integration of technology and universal design to enrich teaching and learning.

To accomplish this mission, we champion equitable access to education regardless of one’s ability and background, create professional development training opportunities, support the adoption of instructional technology for curricular enrichment, and develop data-supported tools to facilitate faculty, staff, and student success.

We are committed to delivering the highest standards of service, promoting innovation in the classroom, and fostering partnerships that benefit our CSUN community.

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Spring 2022 Grading Period

Coming Soon: A New CSUN Portal and Website

April 28, 2022

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This summer, CSUN students, faculty and staff will see a big change in the campus web portal known as “myNorthridge Portal”  that they use to access everything from email to class and financial aid information. Read more about the new CSUN Portal!

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Accessibility for Scanned PDFs

March 24, 2022

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When you're working with scanned PDFs, Canvas Ally says “the document is scanned but not OCRed.” What can you do? Sometimes fixing a file is not the first answer. Read more about Accessibility for Scanned PDFs

Impact: What is That New Red Button in Canvas?

February 22, 2022

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This Spring Semester a new Canvas integration called Impact has been launched, which allows the Faculty Technology Center to help faculty better and have greater insight on the use of Canvas and the integrated learning technologies. Impact can also launch targeted messages like reminding faculty to publish their course or helping students remove classes they have completed from their dashboard.

In addition to these features, Impact helps the Faculty Technology Center help you. A major feature of Impact is that it provides faculty and students with just-in-time support for questions related to Canvas. Read more about What is the New Red Button That Appeared in Canvas?

CSUCCESS Provides iPads For First-Time CSUN Students

January 20, 2022


CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) is an initiative that represents CSUN and the CSU’s commitment to student success by providing all first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students with a 64GB iPad Air, Apple pencil, and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for free to use through the completion of their degree. Read more about CSUCCESS Provides iPads For First-Time CSUN Students