Academic Technology Newsletter, January 2023 Read This Email Online



Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

January 2023

      Happy New Year! We hope that it was a restful and rejuvenating break. The Spring 2023 semester is here, and we have some new tips and resources to share. But first, join us in congratulating Dr. Helen Heinrich on her appointment as Associate Vice President of Academic Technology!

     We also have some short videos to help you navigate the technology in the classroom, some accessibility tips to help you keep your New Year’s accessibility resolutions, the results of the annual IT Survey, and more.

      And you can read about Academic Technology partnering with U100 instructor Amber Norwood on a community-based learning project promoting digital literacy on campus.


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Academic Technology News

Helen Heinrich

Helen Heinrich Appointed AVP of AT


CSUN Information Technology is very pleased to announce that, following a hiring search, Dr. Helen Heinrich has been appointed Associate Vice President for...

instructor climbs a ladder against a computer, another sits on a smartphone, and another sits on a pile of books

Get to Know Your Classroom Technology


With Spring rapidly approaching, now is the time to get to know more about the technology available in the classroom. And we have some short videos to help you get started!

notebook with new year's resolutions on table with glasses pen and phone

Accessibility Tips For the New Year!


This month we have 5 accessibility tips to help you keep your New Year's accessibility resolutions! Learn more about how to make your course materials accessible for students.

four students sitting together with laptops and devices

AT & U100 Partner for Digital Literacy


In this article, you'll learn how Academic Technology partnered with U100 instructor Amber Norwood on a community-based learning project to promote digital literacy.

four people holding graphics of their feedback

Here Are the 2022
IT Survey Results


Take a look at the results of 2022 Annual IT Survey For Faculty, Staff, and Students. You can read the full report, view the infographic for Students, or view the infographic for Faculty.

Canvas template clinic thursday january 26th 2 to 3pm

Canvas Template Clinic Workshop


Have you tried the new CSUN Canvas Template yet? We'll show you how to import the Template into your course, along with best practices on migrating existing content.

Canvas course check up thursday january 26th 10 to 11am

Featured Workshop: Canvas Course Check Up

Join us on January 26th at 2:00pm for the Canvas Course Check up. Get hands-on assistance with CSUN's Instructional Technologists. Activities include adding a welcome message, making sure students can access the course, checking assignment and quiz due dates, and more!

Make your powerpoints come alive with panopto feb 6th 2 to 3 pm

Make Your PowerPoints Come Alive with Panopto

Did you know that you can upload your Powerpoint slides to your Panopto recordings? Panopto makes your slides searchable, and you can even add quizzes. We'll show you different ways to record your lecture, add your slides to the recording, and how to embed the video into your Canvas course.

If there are topics you would like to see covered in a future newsletter, if you'd like to give us feedback on your experience with instructional technology, or if there are training topics you are interested in, let us know with the Academic Technology Feedback Form.