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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

Get Video Into Your Course with Canvas Studio

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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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. Read More About Get Video Into Your Course with Canvas Studio

CSU Apple "Crunch" - Explore Podcasts for Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ever wondered how to create a podcast? Using GarageBand, we’ll take a guided tour through creating these unique multimedia tools and discuss creative ways to apply them in college courses.

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" - Explore Podcasts for Teaching and Learning


Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


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

PDF Tools

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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


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