Academic Technology Newsletter, February 2023 Read This Email Online



Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

February 2023

     We hope you're having a great semester so far! As always, we have an exciting lineup of news, events, and resources to share with you.

     First, we are happy to share that Academic Technology, in partnership with the Office of Student Success, has been awarded a Diversity, Equity and Innovation Grant for the second year. This time, the project is about training students in technology so that they can train students in the Early Start Program.

      And don't miss out on the Institutional Research report on the CSUCCESS program, which provided Apple iPads and accessories to first-time freshman and first-time transfer students. The report examines the association between CSUCCESS students and their academic outcomes in the first year.

      We are also excited to announce CSUN App Jam 2023, a student competition to redesign the CSUN mobile app. We can't wait to see the creative and innovative ideas that our students come up with to improve our mobile app experience. So make sure to share this opportunity with your students!


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Academic Technology News

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Read the IR CSUCCESS Report


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ChatGPT: AI Writing in Higher Ed


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New Canvas Insights Filter for Spring 2023


A new filter has been added to Canvas Insights that provides instructors with a quick and easy way to identify students who have not logged into the platform for the past two weeks.

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Tell Students About App Jam 2023!


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New Student Tech Resource Available in Canvas Commons

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Join Academic Technology for Faculty Coffee Hour in March

Join us on March 29, 2023 from 12pm to 1pm for our Faculty Coffee Hour and chat about ChatGPT and other AI technologies. Ask questions about Canvas and other learning technologies on campus. Meet with experts and connect with colleagues over coffee. You can RSVP or just drop in!

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UDC Workshop - PowerPoint Accessibility Essentials

This training demonstrates how to use the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 or 365 to add visual interest to presentations without creating accessibility barriers. How to convert your presentation to a tagged PDF or create an alternate format of Braille or large print. Participants will learn key...

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Join the CalState "Crunch" Apple Training Series

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, you will explore resources and practice new skills. You can also find the dates on our Workshop Calendar.

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.