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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

January 2022

Getting Ready for Spring Edition

Welcome back! As we get ready for the spring semester, we want to share with you some resources in our new Spring Packet for 2022! We also have a pilot program for the new Quizzes in Canvas, as well as exciting classroom technology upgrades, and more!

Don't forget to register for the second annual Speed Dating with New Technology event on February 14th. And let us know if you're interested in becoming an FTC Tech Champion.

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FTC 2022 Spring Packet for Faculty


As you think about your return to campus, the FTC has assembled some helpful resources. Inside you'll find a course checklist, Canvas templates, and more!

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What's New in Classroom Technology


During the fall and winter break, significant changes have been made to many classroom spaces across campus. These upgrades include new projectors, touch panels, microphones...

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FTC Speed Dating Event - Feb 14th 


Don't miss the Speed Dating with New Technologies Event on Friday, Feb 14th at 3:00pm where the FTC will share new tools to enhance your online instruction...

Canvas Quizzes Pilot Program

New Canvas Quizzes Pilot Group


The FTC is excited to announce a New Quizzes Pilot Program set to launch in Spring 2022 for faculty interested in using New Quizzes in their Canvas course.

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Take a Look at the IT Services Flyer


The IT Technology Services flyer provides a list of the tools, resources, and solutions to take your course to new heights and promote engagement, and student success.

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ACUE Effective Teaching Practices


Have you heard about the ACUE program for Effective Teaching Practices that many CSUN faculty have been raving about? For the past two years we have had cohorts...

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Faculty Resources for SAAS Student Accommodation

If you have students this spring in the Student Access and Accommodation System (SAAS) receiving services through NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, we have some resources on providing accommodation in the Virtual Learning space, as well as guidelines for student accommodation.

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Sign Up to Use the FTC Lightboard

Sign up now and reserve time in the FTC Studio to record your lectures using our new lightboard! Just bring your lecture notes and our technologists will take care of the rest. When finished, we'll provide you with a video file that you can embed in your Canvas course.

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Device Loaner Program Provides Technology for Students

The Device Loaner Program is available to currently enrolled Spring 2022 CSUN students. This program provides technology to students who are without a device, such as a computer or internet hotspot, so that they may continue their education uninterrupted.

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CSUCCESS Program Provides iPads For First-Time Students

CSUCCESS is an initiative that represents CSUN and the CSU’s commitment to student success by providing all first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students with an iPad Air, Apple pencil, and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for free to use through the completion of their degree.

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Don't Miss Our Spring Workshops & Bootcamps



Coming up this month, we have Best Practices for Lecture Capture and New Classroom Technology on Feb 4th, and our Digital Storytelling bootcamp kicks off on February 16th. We also have an Introduction to Accessiblity workshop on Feb 22nd, as well as workshops covering Poll Everywhere, H5P, Panopto and more.

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.