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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

August 2023

    Welcome back for Fall 2023! Hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready to jump into a new semester. To aid you in your quest for excellence, we present the meticulously curated 2023 Fall Prep Packet. This comprehensive resource will help you navigate the start of the semester with confidence.

    You might have questions about the latest changes in Zoom terms of service related to AI. To help you understand the implications for CSUN, we share IT guidance on Zoom's Terms of Service.

   Meet the 2023 Doctoral Student Academic Technology Equity Fellow, Stephen Than, who is dedicated to learning about new ways for faculty to integrate technology into their courses, ensuring that technology is accessible to all students.

  Mark your calendars for caffeine-fueled conversations! Our Faculty Coffee Hours are back - a time to connect and share ideas. It's not just coffee – it's community.

  Back by popular demand! Keep an eye on our workshop calendar because award-winning Tammy Trujillo will be teaching her four-week podcasting course starting on September 6th. Embark on a journey to tell your story and uplevel your skills to engage students through the art of podcasting. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

 As we step into this new academic year, let's keep in mind that each day presents an opportunity for new discoveries. Together, we will explore new territories and discover the potential that AI offers to enhance teaching and learning.


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Academic Technology News

Fall Prep Packet

New 2023 Fall
Prep Packet


The technologists in Instructional Technology have put together a selection of tools and concepts to assist you as we prepare for another wonderful semester!

Zoom updated terms of service

Zoom Updated Terms of Service


You might be aware of the recent update to Zoom's terms of service in regard to AI. What exactly does this change entail for users, and how does it impact CSUN?

Student technology resources module

Student Tech Resources Module


Do your students know they have free access to Microsoft Word? AT has created a module in Canvas Commons filled with technology information for students.

icons of a webcam, internet hotspot, headset, and laptop in white against red background

Device Loaner Program Update


The Library Technology Services desk is now where students can access the Device Loaner Program, and requests can be made through the Portal.

Stephen Than

Meet New Equity Fellow Stephen Than


The Office of Academic Technology in collaboration with their partners, are excited to announce Stephen Than as the 2023 Doctoral Student Equity Fellow.

students sitting on the library floor and studying

Accessible Materials Reach Students


The UDC's Fall 2023 Accessibility Training schedule is now available, for faculty, staff, and student assistants. Learn about accessibility and more.

AI Turnitin

Featured Workshop: TurnItIn New AI Detection Capabilities

The advent of generative text technologies like ChatGPT has ignited a wave of curiosity and exploration. With students embracing these tools for assignments, a vital question emerges: "How can we identify if AI has played a role in their work?"

make your powerpoints come alive sept 6 12:00 pm

Featured Workshop: Make Your PowerPoints Come Alive

Did you know that you can integrate your PowerPoint presentations into your Panopto videos, enriching the learning journey for your students? In this workshop you'll learn how to insert slides into the video, add quizzes and knowledge checks, and more!

Save time using generative AI sept 12 10:00 am

Featured Workshop: Save Time Using Generative AI

Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT have revolutionized the teaching and learning process, offering new possibilities. As educators, there is no need to fear these advancements; instead, we can embrace them to enhance our teaching practices.

Faculty Coffee Hour a coffee cup established 2023

Save the Date for September Faculty Coffee Hour

Grab a coffee with the Academic Technology team on Sept. 27th at 12:00 pm! If you're new faculty, get assistance with your tech questions, learn more about resources for faculty, accessibility, data services, the Faculty Media Studio, and more. Coffee will be provided!

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.