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This page provides training resources that are available to CSUN students, faculty and staff. 

Teaching with Canvas Workshop (online, self-paced) 

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The goal of this course is to introduce you to the basic need-to-know tools and features of the Canvas learning management system to prepare you for course design and delivery. Faculty can take this online workshop at any time. Self-enroll using this link to the Canvas course.


 

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LinkedIn Learning

All CSUN students, faculty and staff have access to LinkedIn Learning, a large library of training tutorials. Learn at your own pace, from anywhere. 

To learn more, visit the LinkedIn Learning page. 

Training Events & Workshops

Classroom Technology Upgrade Training

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Recommended Attendees: Faculty who want to learn more about classroom technology updates

Online & In-Person in BB 1131

This workshop will go over the updates in classroom technology and will cover topics like powering up the classroom equipment, adjusting the instructor-facing camera, adjusting the volume and microphone levels, and more.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops Read more about Classroom Technology Upgrade Training

Speed Dating with New Instructional Technologies Event

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Recommended Attendees: Faculty who are new to using technology or who are looking for what's new on campus

Join the Faculty Technology Center for the Speed Dating with New Instructional Technologies event where we will introduce you to new tools to enhance your online instruction. Get to know these new technologies with quick demos, ask questions, and learn more about where to find these tools online. Read more about Speed Dating with New Instructional Technologies Event

Digital Storytelling - Part 1: Newsletter and Infographics

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Recommended Attendees: Instructors who want to learn more about student creativity, infographics, and newsletter presentations

DATES: February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30

TIME: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Stipend: $480 (for entire series, subject to 125% rule for faculty)

Limit: 50 participants 

Description: Learn how to use applications that highlight student creativity using infographics and unique newsletter presentations. We will go over Microsoft Sway, which is available to all faculty, students, and staff, as well as Canva which has a rich and comprehensive free version available. Faculty will be expected to create their own short story map or infographic as the day’s participation. Read More About Digital Storytelling: Newsletter and Infographics

Digital Annotation with Hypothes.is

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are interested in collaboratively annotating and highlighting information

This workshop is offered for enrichment but does not have a stipend

Hypothes.is is rapidly becoming known as “a peer review layer over the entire internet.” In this workshop, you will learn how to turn simple bits of informative texts into full collaboration stations, allowing both you and your students to publicly or privately annotate and highlight information within a webpage or pdf file. The days of reading blocks of texts without any conceptualization or built-in discussion are behind us. Come see how we can evolve our student’s engagement and experiences at CSUN.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops Read More About Digital Annotation with Hypothes.is

Engage your Students with PollEverywhere (Online & In Person)

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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Recommended attendees: Instructors looking to continue engaging students during class whether over Zoom, on campus or both.

This workshop is offered for enrichment and does not have a stipend

In-Person Location: Noski Auditorium

PollEverywhere is a tool that provides a safe platform to engage your students with various polling activities such as word cloud, questions, and Q&A. Students can respond on their computer, iPad or mobile phone and the instructor can link the activities to Canvas grading to give students credit for their participation. This workshop will cover how to get started with PollEverywhere, how activities such as word cloud work, and how to create these activities.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops Read More About Engage your Students with PollEverywhere (Online & In Person)

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