This summer, Academic Technology will be offering asynchronous self-paced resources and live workshops.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Live AI Workshops
TurnItIn New AI Detection Capabilities - Generative text products like ChatGPT have been making headlines for a few months now. As awareness of these tools grows so does the likelihood that students will use them for their assignments. As a response to this, one of the most frequent questions we have received in the past couple of months is “what can we do to find out if our students have used AI”? We are happy to let you know that our partners at TurnItIn have released their new AI writing detecting tool. Join us in this workshop to learn all about this new feature.
- Thursday, May 11th, 11:00 am
- Tuesday, May 30th, 2:00 pm
- Thursday, June 15th, 11:00 am
- Monday, June 26th, 2:00 pm
- Thursday, July 13th, 11:00 am
- Friday, July 21st, 2:00 pm
- Thursday, August 10th, 11:00 am
- Tuesday, August 22nd, 2:00 pm
This collection of recorded workshops give an overview of generative AI in higher education, as well as tools and resources for how to approach AI in the classroom.
- ChatGPT and AI in Education - ChatGPT workshop to learn about the latest developments and how they can challenge and enhance your teaching practices
- TurnItIn New AI Detection Capabilities - As awareness of these tools grows so does the likelihood that students will use them for their assignments. As a response to this, one of the most frequent questions we have received in the past few months is “what can we do to find out if our students have used AI”? Our partners at TurnItIn released their new AI writing detecting tool in TurnItIn in April 2023.
- ChatGPT and Plagiarism Detection Tools - In this ChatGPT workshop you will learn about the latest developments and the tools and techniques for detecting ChatGPT-created content
We've put together a Summer Prep Packet full of tools and resources to help you prepare for fall. Inside you'll find links to our summer trainings, and helpful tips.
Live Canvas Template Clinics
There is an updated CSUN Canvas Template developed collaboratively with Academic Technology, Faculty Development, and Faculty Fellows. The new template has also been created with CSU’s Quality Learning and Teaching Standards, equity-minded teaching, and Universal Design and accessibility principles in mind. Participants in this clinic will: Learn how to import the Canvas Template into their Canvas Course; Learn best practices on migrating existing course content into the CSUN Canvas Template; Work directly from CSUN Faculty and Staff involved in the template development
- Tuesday, May 30th, 10:00 am
- Tuesday, June 6th, 2:00 pm
- Tuesday June 13th, 10:00 am
- Tuesday, June 20th, 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, June 27th, 10:00 am
- Tuesday, July 11th, 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, July 18th, 10:00 am
- Tuesday, July 25, 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 am
- Tuesday, August 8th, 2:00 pm
Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo
Our students are listening to podcasts - lots of them. And podcasts have quickly become one of the most active forms of communicating ideas, so now is the time to think about integrating them into your classes and into your methods of engaging with your students.
This is a three-week course, four hours per week. The goal is to take an idea for a podcast and create it along with the infrastructure that goes along with it. It is expected that those completing the course could continue the podcast following the conclusion of the class or start another one on their own.
To register, visit the Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo page.
This summer, the Faculty Technology Center is offering two self-paced Canvas training resources. These courses will provide you with structure around the content and ideas being presented while allowing you to work at your own pace.
For accessibility training and videos, visit the Universal Design Center Training Videos and Resources page.
This six-session collection covers different activities for your online course to facilitate different tiers of learning. The series progresses from recollection activities to the documentation of learning and the ability to create original work. Each session covers examples of activities and the tools/technology to add these activities to your online course.
The course is completely self-paced and delivered via Canvas. Click here to self-enroll in the course. Since this course requires the application of tools and concepts, we ask that you submit a ticket requesting a practice course titled "Your Name - Learning Experiences Practice Course".
*The lectures in this course are modified from a prior synchronous workshop
This course contains everything you need to know about Canvas. This asynchronous course teaches participants:
How to update your Canvas profile and biography
How to add your content to Canvas
How to build assessments in Canvas
If you want to learn about specific functions in Canvas or want a refresher on a topic, the FTC has new self-guided training playlists on YouTube. You can choose from the following topics:
You can view the playlists at your own pace. These can be viewed sequentially or you can select the video or videos within the playlist you want to review.
Canvas Insights is a new Canvas tool custom built by CSUN allowing faculty to easily communicate with individual students in their classes based on an early alert. Alerts are important because they let you provide positive feedback to students who are doing well, and encouragement and support to students who need assistance. Faculty can access Canvas Insights using the link in the Navigation menu.
In this collection of videos, we cover the following subjects:
You can also self-enroll in the new Insights on Canvas Data course in Canvas and learn more about Early Alerts.