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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

December 2021

Winter Training Edition


First, we'd like to wish you Happy Holidays and warmest wishes from our team to you! 


In this edition, we'd like to take a moment and reflect on the fall 2021 semester as it comes to a close, while also looking ahead to the spring 2022 semester. In that spirit, we want to share with you the highlights from our inaugural Engagement Conference that took place this past October, as well as some "New for 2022" training opportunities to prepare for spring!  

We're also looking for Student Digital Ambassadors as part of our Diversity & Equity Innovation grant program, so if you know of someone who might be interested, let them know!

And last, but not least, we have a sneak preview for you, our subscribers, on how you can apply to become an FTC Technology Champion!

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CSUN Engagement Conference Highlights

Engagement Conf. Highlights


Enjoy a video of some highlights from the inaugural Engagement Conference that took place this past October 2021. This event brought together presenters...

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We're Hiring DEIG Student Ambassadors


We're looking for students to be part of our Diversity & Equity Innovation grant program as Digital Ambassadors. If you know of someone, please have them visit our Digital Equity Site.

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Lightboard for Faculty Coming Soon


Looking for an innovative and exciting way to improve your lecture video content? Academic Technology and the FTC are excited to announce that we have a lightboard...

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Want to be an FTC Tech Champion?

In January, the FTC will begin recruiting faculty (both lecturers or tenure-track) to serve as Technology Champions for Spring. If you are interested in serving as a power user, a technology evangelist, and a liaison between your college/department and FTC please let us know!

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Winter Accessibility Bootcamp 2022

Ensure your Spring syllabus is accessible and earn a stipend through this four-day workshop Jan. 11-14th, 10-11:30am each day. The Accessibility Bootcamp covers best practices, tips, and the core tools and campus resources available to make documents, videos, and other course materials...

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Check Out Our "New for 2022" Winter Workshops and Bootcamps



This winter, we're offering several new workshops covering topics like Zoom, Panopto, Turnitin, and Poll Everywhere, along with new multi-day bootcamps with stipends on topics like taking your online course back to campus, promoting digital equity in your courses, 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.