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Learning Technologies

CSUN offers several university-supported learning technologies that you can use to enhance your teaching and learning. In the list below, you'll find the name, a brief description, and link to learn more about each technology. If you have any questions, or would like support in using these technologies in the classroom, please contact the Faculty Technology Center.

Looking to see how to best use these tools in your course? Visit the Software Solutions for Teaching and Interaction page.


myCSUNbox is CSUN's secure cloud-based file storage and collaboration solution that gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to access content at any time, from any device. Learn more about Box.


Camtasia is a powerful screen recording and video editing tool available to CSUN faculty and staff. Camtasia lets you record video through your webcam, capture your screen, and edit your video along with providing transitions and other media components. Learn more about Camtasia.


Canvas has all the features of a modern learning management system including functionality for managing enrollments, sharing documents, submitting assignments, and assigning grades, as well as personalized features for individual students. Learn more about Canvas.

Canvas Ally

Canvas Ally is a CSUN service to help make course materials in Canvas more accessible. Canvas Ally provides faculty with feedback on the accessibility of course content in Canvas using a visual dial and provides suggested step-by-step instructions to improve the accessibility of the content. 

Canvas ePortfolio

Canvas ePortfolio is CSUN’s electronic portfolio network for students and alumni! Showcase your work, projects and activities -- whether you are just getting started at CSUN, about to graduate, or in-between. Learn more about Canvas ePortfolio.

Canvas Insights

Canvas Insights is a tool custom-built by CSUN allowing faculty to easily communicate with individual students in their classes based on an early alert. Learn more about Canvas Insights.

Canvas Studio

Canvas Studio allows you to engage with your students using video. Record yourself and your computer screen, share videos with your students and inject questions into your videos. Also provides analytics. Learn more about Canvas Studio.


EquatIO is an an equation editor that creates and remediates STEM content. EquatIO features such as speak, type, handwrite, mobile using camera capture, or screenshot reader. Learn more about EquatIO.


GoReact is an interactive cloud-based platform for feedback, grading, and critiquing of student video assignments. It is frequently used for ASL, Communications, Teacher Development, Sales Training, Clinical Training, and Performing Arts courses. Learn more about GoReact. brings annotations to Canvas helping students with reading comprehension and developing critical thinking about course materials. This tool also enables students to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings. Learn more about


gives students access to a realistic lab experience that will let them perform experiments and practice their skills in a fun and risk-free learning environment. Labster currently offers over 140 simulations on Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine and Physics. Learn more about Labster.

Microsoft Teams

MS Teams is a part of the Microsoft Suite that allows everyone at CSUN with an internet connection to chat, meet, call and collaborate in one place, no matter where they are. Learn more about MS Teams.


Panopto is CSUN’s online video platform for recording, hosting, and sharing video. With Panopto, you can simultaneously record video from a webcam, capture your screen, and audio from a microphone, or upload your own video files. You can also add questions to videos, create playlists, and get analytics on student viewing. Learn more about Panopto.


Pronto is a communication hub created for the everyday user. It connects people via chat and video, so they can learn faster, work smarter, and communicate seamlessly with each other or their instructor through real-time text messaging in Canvas or the Pronto smartphone app. Learn more about Pronto.

Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser


Respondus is a Windows-based authoring tool that makes it easy to create and manage exams for Canvas and other learning management systems. To get Respondus, visit the CSUN Software Downloads page.

Respondus 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. Learn more about Respondus LockDown Browser.


Snagit is a screen capture tool that lets you create and edit images, record your webcam, microphone and screen. Snagit also lets you open your video projects directly in Camtasia. Learn more about Snagit.


Turnitin is an online plagiarism detection tool, which screens student work against a digital database of publications, papers, and websites. In addition to plagiarism checking, Turnitin offers various grading tools for annotating and commenting on student work. Turnitin is available to use with Canvas assignments. Read more about Turnitin.


Zoom, CSUN’s video and web conferencing tool, is available to all students, faculty, and staff. Zoom allows for video, audio, and screen sharing between up to 300 participants. Learn more about Zoom.