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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

Collaborate and Annotate with

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

hypothesis is rapidly becoming known as “a peer review layer over the entire internet.” In this workshop, you will learn how to annotate and highlight information within a webpage or pdf file collaboratively with your students. Turn simple bits of informative texts into full collaboration stations. 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.  Read More About Collaborate and Annotate with

CSU Apple "Crunch" - Visual Thinking with Freeform

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Explore thinking routines using the Freeform app. You’ll learn how to gather ideas and collaborate via boards, to create dynamic visuals that illustrate those ideas, and share understanding.

Use an iPad or a Mac? Join Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Dr. Laura Good, for hands-on virtual learning sessions with your colleagues from across the CSU. During each one-hour session, we’ll explore resources, practice new skills, and reflect on how technology can support great teaching and learning in higher education.

Take a look at the CalState “Crunch” Apple Professional Learning Series Spring 2023 flyer for more information on this and other CSU Apple "Crunch" trainings Read More About CSU Apple "Crunch" - Visual Thinking with Freeform

Word Essentials

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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

Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Spring into your own Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo

This is a four-week course, two hours per week.  The goal is to take an idea for a podcast and create it along with the infrastructure that goes along with it. It is expected that those completing the course could continue the podcast following the conclusion of the class or start another one on their own. Read More About Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo

Chat with Students using Pronto

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am


This workshop will showcase the many features of Pronto, a messaging app that is integrated with Canvas and has a smartphone app.  Learn how to use Pronto to message with your students via chat and video, and how Pronto can help your students collaborate for group work.  Read More About Chat with Students using Pronto


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