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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

Word Essentials

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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This training will highlight the fundamentals of creating accessible documents using Microsoft Word 2019 or 365. Participants will learn key structural elements for creating accessible documents. Read more about Word Essentials

Creating Interactive Video with Canvas Studio

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Recommended Attendees: Instructors who are new to using Canvas Studio, but are interested in incorporating engaging video into their course

This workshop is offered for enrichment and does not include a stipend.

Canvas Studio is a tool that allows you to engage with your students using video. You can record yourself and your computer screen, share videos with your students and incorporate questions into your videos to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. Canvas Studio also offers analytics, so you easily and quickly analyze what videos students are viewing, how long they are viewing, and when they stop viewing. 

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops 

Read More About Creating Interactive Video with Canvas Studio

Digital Storytelling - Part 2: Podcasting

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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 create unique and engaging assignments that require your students to submit full on podcasts as mp3 files. You will learn how to navigate the Audacity application in addition to operating the two different microphone models we have available for check out. 

Deliverable: Create an audio file outlining the week’s activities and assignments and submit the mp3 file. 

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding. 

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops 

Read More About Digital Storytelling - Part 2: Podcasting

PDF Tools

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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This training will cover the fundamentals of creating accessible PDF documents using Acrobat Pro DC. Participants will learn key structural elements for converted Word to PDF documents. Read more about PDF Tools

Using Technology to Increase Digital Equity in your Course (Part 3)

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Recommended Attendees: Faculty who are interested in promoting digital equity in their courses

DATES:

Jan 18: 11am-12pm
Feb 3: 2pm-3pm
Mar 3: 2pm-3pm
Apr 7: 2pm-3pm
May 5: 2pm-3pm

Stipend: $300 (for entire series, subject to 125% rule for faculty)

Limit: 50 participants

This five-part workshop series covers practical suggestions and technical tools that can assist faculty in increasing the digital equity of their courses. The January 18 session will be an introduction that covers the core concepts of what justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) represent in the digital educational space of tomorrow’s classroom. The following sessions (first Thursday of every month) will cover technical practical tips, examples and training that should assist in increasing the digital equity of your courses.

Deliverables: Participation, a survey, and a short write-up on one course change the attendee is planning to make based on what was learnt during this series.

Stipends are available for first-time attendees for some FTC Spring 2022 programs. Faculty who previously attended and were paid a stipend for any of the programs, can attend again for their own enrichment, however, no stipends will be paid. Faculty must be an active employee at the time of completion for funding.

Note: Only Authenticated Users can join workshops Read More About Using Technology to Increase Digital Equity in your Course (Part 3)

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