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Keep Learning - Resources & Tools

These resources and digital tools can help you continue your coursework. 

Accessibility

Accessing Course Materials

Grade Check

Library Access

myNorthridge Portal / Student Center

Protect Your Account

Attending remotely presents opportunities for hackers and others to gain access to your data. We strongly encourage you to enroll in Multi-Factor-Authentication to protect your data. To self-enroll in Duo (.pdf), log into the myNorthridge portal, go to the Information Security pagelet and select the Multi-Factor Self-Enrollment link.

Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment during an online quiz or exam. Instructors may use this tool for their Canvas quizzes, either as part of a myCSUNtablet course or any other course. Follow the instructions below if you need to use LockDown Browser to take an online quiz or exam for your course.

Setting Up a Home Office & Optimizing Your Home Network

Setting Up a Home Office

Optimizing Your Home Network

To optimize the performance of your home network, review these tips:

  • Reduce the bandwidth required. If users are experiencing performance problems with video conferencing, there are ways to reduce the required capacity:
    • Using screen sharing instead of video when possible. Screen sharing uses a fraction of the capacity in comparison to video.
    • Set your video resolution to SD (not HD). Some video conferencing applications allow the user to select SD (standard definition) as opposed to HD (high definition)
  • It’s best to connect your computer via an Ethernet cable directly to your home router. 
  • 5G is faster and more efficient, but 2.4G supports a longer distance.
  • The WiFi signal can be extended, and today there are many good equipment options.

For a complete list of tips, visit Optimizing Your Home Network for Working and Learning.

Software

Submitting Coursework

If your course is using Canvas please review the following resources for information on how to continue with your courses. Please check with your professors to confirm how they will be accepting coursework.

Virtual Windows Computer

The Virtual Windows Computer provides students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of software and virtual computers. Users can access these virtual computers while on campus or at home, with an Internet connection from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android device. For more information, visit the Virtual Windows Computer page. 

Zoom Meetings & Group Work

 

Last Update: 09/24/20 - 1:16 p.m.