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Home to the Faculty Technology Center, Academic Technology provides training and support for learning technologies at CSUN, including:

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Overwhelmed By Technology?

April 20, 2021

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Over the last year of teaching during the global pandemic, faculty have been asked to move from a face-to-face classroom to a virtual online classroom teaching synchronously or asynchronously. According to Collegis Education News, faculty are getting stressed out over the mental and physical exhaustion of teaching on Zoom this last year.

Do you need to overcome the lack of face-to-face interaction with students?

Do you need your classes to be more interactive? Read more about Overwhelmed By Technology

Better File Management: Moving video files from Canvas to Panopto

April 20, 2021

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Do you upload the videos you use in your courses to the Files area of Canvas? Do you have multiple copies of the same videos in several different courses? Do your course imports take forever because of all the videos you have? You can make your course video file management a breeze by using Panopto to host your video files. Panopto is a dedicated video platform that makes it simple to distribute and share video content. Beyond freeing up space in your Canvas course, uploading your videos to Panopto has several additional benefits. Read more about Better File Management: Moving video files from Canvas to Panopto

Using Multi-Factor Authentication with Duo

March 23, 2021

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Since the onset of the pandemic and our shift to virtual online modalities, there has been a sharp increase in threats and attempts to gain access to the accounts of faculty, staff and students at educational institutions across the country, including at CSUN and other campuses in the CSU. These increasingly sophisticated and coordinated attacks use frauds and scams to steal passwords and often attempt to gain access to your confidential financial information or use your password to gain unauthorized access to other CSUN systems, including those with faculty research data. Read more about Using Multi-Factor Authentication with Duo

Native Video Player Now Available in Zoom

Enhance Your Virtual Classroom with Portfolium

March 23, 2021

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Portfolium is an online portfolio and professional social media platform developed to display academic work and enhance career achievementsCSUN faculty and students have access to this platform at no cost, and there are over 75 active CSUN faculty users already on Portfolium. Read more about Enhancing Your Virtual Classroom with Portfolium

Canvas Tips for March - Backing Up Your Course