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Impact: What is That New Red Button in Canvas?

February 22, 2022

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This Spring Semester a new Canvas integration called Impact has been launched, which allows the Faculty Technology Center to help faculty better and have greater insight on the use of Canvas and the integrated learning technologies. Impact can also launch targeted messages like reminding faculty to publish their course or helping students remove classes they have completed from their dashboard.

In addition to these features, Impact helps the Faculty Technology Center help you. A major feature of Impact is that it provides faculty and students with just-in-time support for questions related to Canvas. Read more about What is the New Red Button That Appeared in Canvas?

Want to be an FTC Technology Champion?

January 20, 2022

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CSUN’s Academic Technology is inviting faculty to apply to join the inaugural group of Faculty Champions this Spring semesterThe program will be composed of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, enthusiastic about the integration of technology into instructional practice at CSUNThis team will work with their college and campus colleagues to make resources that benefit CSUN faculty.  This semester the effort of the team will focus on the creation of College/Department specific course templates and best practices for online instruction and student engagement.  

We will be asking for a commitment of 20 hours per month from February – May. The Faculty Champions will meet monthly to discuss progress and commonalities identified as they engage their colleagues.  The Champions developing best practices may take part in workshops through the Faculty Technology Center.

A stipend is available. The stipend amount is subject to the 125% rule for faculty.

If you would like to champion the use of technology here at CSUN please apply using the interest form 

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New Canvas Quizzes Pilot Group

January 20, 2022

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Instructure has released “New Quizzes”, which is a new quizzing tool for Canvas that offers new features and new types of questions. The Faculty Technology Center is happy to announce a New Quizzes Pilot Program set to launch in the Spring 2022 Semester for faculty interested in learning about and using New Quizzes in their Canvas course.

During the pilot program, participants will meet with an Instructional Technologist once a month and attend 1 monthly meeting with all participants. Participants will also create “low-stakes” quizzes using the New Quizzes feature and administer it to students in their courses during the Spring 2022 Semester.

The pilot will be limited to 12 faculty participants to ensure everyone gets the necessary help and attention and offers a $1,500 stipend.

If you would like to participate in the pilot program, please let us know by January 21st, 2022. With the first meeting taking place in February 2022.
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