Q: What kinds of tools, videos, and resources does the platform have?
A: There are hundreds of online educational tools, videos, evidence-based short articles, fact sheets and tips, and new resources are regularly added. For example, students can now find and utilize resources to support them during COVID-19 such as well-being (e.g., science-based strategies to cope with Coronavirus anxiety, social connections while physical distancing, etc.) and academic success (e.g., getting the most out of online classes, how to be productive when studying from home, etc.).
Q: What are the benefits of using YOU@CSUN?
A: You can connect with YOU@CSUN on your laptop, tablet, or phone, at a time that is convenient for YOU! It is available 24/7/365. The platform personalizes the unique needs of students and provides opportunities to check in with yourself, set goals, explore strengths and areas for growth. It connects students to specific campus resources and relevant educational tools, videos, and resources within the YOU platform, to support your goals to Succeed, Thrive, and Matter.
Q: What are Reality Checks?
A: At the top of the YOU@CSUN portal on the left (in between "Home" and "Goals"), you can select "Reality Check" to take the brief online quizzes in each of the 3 domains (Succeed, Thrive, and Matter). These areas are related to your academic, physical, and mental well-being. Once you complete the series of questions in each Reality Check, you’ll be provided with a snapshot of identified strengths and areas you might benefit from focusing a bit more on, as well as feedback and resources. As you progress through your college experience, you can re-take the quizzes any time you like to see how you’re doing in each of the 3 domains.
Q: How can I track my goals?
A: At the top of the YOU@CSUN portal on the left (next to "Reality Check"), you can select "Goals" to create goals for yourself. You can explore and utilize ready-made goals for each of the 3 domains of Succeed, Thrive, and Matter, or you can create your own goals. Each of the 3 domains have subcategories to help narrow down your goals. For example, in the domain of Thrive, there are subcategories on well-being, health, de-stress, sleep, and fitness and nutrition.
Q: Are my personal information and responses confidential?