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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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News

The Faculty Center - Information for New Faculty

January 3, 2023

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The Faculty Center is where faculty can view class rosters & wait lists, manage permission numbers, and enter grades. Find out how!  Read more about the Faculty Center

Welcome the New Director of Instructional Technology, Dr. Mathew Williams

October 19, 2023

Dr. Mathew Williams

Information Technology is thrilled to announce that Dr. Mathew Williams has joined us as the Director of Instructional Technology in the Academic Technology Department. With over 16 years of experience in technology management, educational development, and digital transformation within higher education, Matt brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Read More About Welcome the New Director of Instructional Technology, Dr. Mathew Williams

Alternative Testing Accommodations for Final Exams

This PDF is Scanned

October 19, 2023

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Your PDF in Canvas has a bright red dial, a score of 0%, and the message “This PDF is scanned.” What do you do?

Step 1: Can you make another copy?

Do you have access to the original book, article, etc.? Can you find it again online or in the University Library? Read More About This PDF is Scanned

AI & Accessibility

September 21, 2023

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is making the digital world more accessible. Paradoxically, some AI tools are themselves not accessible. If you want to use AI in your class this Fall, offer an alternate way to complete those assignments and/or check with the Universal Design Center (UDC) about the accessibility of the tool you’ve chosen. Read more about AI & Accessibility

myCSUNsoftware Apporto Faculty Pilot

September 21, 2023

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myCSUNsoftware is a Campus Quality Fee funded project that allows all students to have anytime access to a list of applications, from any Mac, Windows PC, Linux or mobile device with an internet connection. Without the need to purchase and install any of the applications on to their own devices, or travel to a lab that has the needed application already installed, students can utilize their course-related applications anytime, anywhere they have internet access.

As the infrastructure that powers myCSUNsoftware has been in use for a number of years, the industry has changed, which has warranted a review of alternative means to provide this solution. During the Fall 2023 semester, we are running a pilot of one such solution, Apporto, which is available to all students. This pilot is part of an effort to help us identify what is the best direction going forward for myCSUNsoftware, and we're looking for a few faculty who are willing to help us test it out. If you utilize any of the applications listed on our pilot website, in your classes, and you would be willing to provide us feedback of your and your student’s experience, please contact the Director for Cloud and Systems Services, Steven Ruiz. Read More About

New Student Technology Resource Module

August 21, 2023

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Did you know that many CSUN students are not aware that they have access to free Microsoft Word? Or that 50% are not aware of myCSUNbox cloud storage? The 2022 IT Student Survey found that students are not aware of the many technology resources available to them, many of which are available at little to no cost. Faculty are a key component in sharing information with students and building awareness. But where do faculty go to find the information needed?  Read more about the new student technology resource module