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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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Dr. Helen Heinrich Appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Technology

January 9, 2023

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CSUN Information Technology is very pleased to announce that, following a hiring search, Dr. Helen Heinrich has been appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Technology. Leveraging her institutional knowledge, technical expertise, and a collaborative leadership style, Helen has served CSUN's Division of Information Technology since 2013 as Director of Data & Analytics and over the last two years as Interim Associate Vice President (AVP) for Academic Technology. Read More About Dr. Helen Heinrich Appointed AVP for Academic Technology

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Accessibility Tip - Student and Faculty Training

December 22, 2022

Student and Faculty Accessibility Training

In 2021-22, the Universal Design Center (UDC) conducted a pilot with select departments to train their student employees in making documents accessible. The pilot was a success, so for 2022-23 we are pleased to offer this program to all CSUN departments. 

The Universal Design Center (UDC) will train your department’s student employees to help make documents and other course materials accessible. This new session starts in February 10th, and there are only 34 seats left. Sign your department’s student employees up today! Read More About Accessibility Tip - Student and Faculty Training

New CSUN Canvas Template Now Available

December 22, 2022

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Getting your course Canvas ready takes a lot of time, but you can give yourself a headstart with the CSUN Canvas Template. This semester we are Beta testing a shell that you can import to your Canvas course to begin with a beautiful homepage, student resources module and consistent course structure. Did you know that according to the 2022 IT Student Survey, 79% of students said that their learning would improve if all courses were structured similarly? New CSUN Canvas Template Now Available

Lecture Recording Made Easy with Panopto

December 20, 2022

Lecture Recording with Panopto

Lecture Recording is one of the most convenient ways to save and distribute your course lectures. With Panopto, you can enhance your lectures and PowerPoint presentations by making them easily accessible and searchable, which will give your students a much richer experience. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because all Zoom Cloud recordings are automatically added to Panopto. Read more

The Faculty Center - Information for New Faculty

November 1, 2022

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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