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Academic Technology Newsletter

March 2021

This month we're spotlighting information security and multi-factor authentication with Duo. We also want to tell you about the launch of the Matador Moments 2021 student competition, share a new feature in Zoom, a Canvas tip for backing up your course, some inspiring words from Prof. Wendy Yost about the importance of a personal fuel strategy, and other exciting news.

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Using Multi-Factor Authentication with Duo


Since the onset of the pandemic and our shift to virtual online modalities, there has been a sharp increase in threats and attempts to gain access to the accounts...

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Matador Moments 2021 Has Launched


Invite your students to participate in the "Matador Moments: Reflecting on Virtual Learning" 2021 Challenge. Four winners will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card...

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Native Video Player Now Available in Zoom


Zoom has added a new Native Video Player feature that lets you show high-definition video in your meetings without a separate media player application...

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Pick Your Bracket for FTC's March Madness!


We’ve been waiting and now it’s here! The fiercest 16 technologies available to YOU are going head-to-head in a single-elimination-tournament style competition.

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Canvas Tip for
March - Backing Up Your Course


Many faculty are familiar with importing content from one Canvas course into another, but did you know that Canvas also allows you to download a copy of your course...

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Enhance Your Virtual Classroom with Portfolium


Portfolium is an online portfolio and professional social media platform developed to display academic work and enhance career achievements...

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Can You Read This? Using Color Contrast in Universal Design


Color can be a potent way to grab attention and convey information and a few simple techniques can make it even more effective for the widest possible audience. Make sure text is dark enough against a light background (or light enough against a dark background)...

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What's Your Personal Fuel Strategy?


"A dear friend sent me an inspiring YouTube link about race car driver Danica Patrick. In 2008, Patrick became the first woman to win a major league IndyCar event. Patrick took the lead in the Indy Japan 300, finishing almost six seconds ahead of the next driver, who ran out of fuel...

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Device Loaner Program
Available for Students


The Device Loaner Program is available for currently enrolled Spring 2021 CSUN students. The 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. These devices will be...

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Don't Forget About the
Spring Workshop Calendar


Don't miss out on the virtual workshops offered by the Faculty Technology Center (FTC), and the Universal Design Center (UDC) to help you leverage technology for teaching. We cover topics like Canvas and Zoom, Universal Design Principles, new tools like Poll Everywhere, and more!

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