Academic Technology

The Academic Technology group at CSUDH continues to add tools and technologies, and processes for improving pedagogy via the application of media technologies and “best practices”.

Tools and Resources

  • Blackboard Learn LMS
  • Camtasia Studio and Relay
  • Respondus
  • Turnitin
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Student Response Soultion (Clicker)
  • Media Conversion

Blackboard

Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills. An LMS is a set of online tools used to digitize, organize and exchange core classroom transactions among students and instructors. Click here to Login to Blackboard!


Training and Workshops

Academic Technology has been conducting weekly face to face and online training sessions for faculty, staff and students on Blackboard 9.1, Turnitin, Respondus, i>Clickers, Camtasia, Blackboard Collaborate, ATI (Accessible Technology Intuitive), Dragon Naturally Speaking, iPad apps and other learning applications. We also provide technical support for Blackboard, Turnitin, Respondus, and Blackboard Collaborate.


Toro Student Computer Lab

A general purpose computer lab complex in Library LIB-G149, offering computers with a wide variety of commonly used software. There are 150 Virtual workstations and eight ADA workstations. The complex includes a large open access lab in LIB-G149 that is available for drop-in use. Student lab consultants are on duty in LIB-G149 whenever the lab is open.

Four Instructional Labs are located in Welch Hall that can be reserved for classes. 


Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate provides faculty with the online collaborative learning solutions that provide improved student engagement. We are currently running both Classic and Ultra collaborate.


Turnitin

Provides a service to determine the originality of texts based on comparisons with their internal database and net-wide searches. Turnitin is integrated in our LMS (Blackboard).


Respondus

Campus Wide The Respondus Campus Wide software allows faculty and staff to seamlessly transfer tests and quizzes between Blackboard and text editing software.


Student Response Solution (Clicker)

Clickers by i>clicker is a student response solution that allows you to easily transform your classroom into an active learning environment. The software integrates 100% into Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Blackboard. Clicker allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using devices known as Clickers.


Lecture Capture (Camtasia Studio and Relay)

Lecture capture is the process of creating video and audio content for any standard, hybrid, or online course. By recording your voice and computer screen, it allows you to digitally record your classroom lecture or presentation. You can record your PowerPoint presentations and computer screen, either in the classroom or at home, and then share them online with your students.


Multimedia and Streaming Video Support

The Academic Technology team offers a variety of tools and resources to assist faculty, staff, and students in teaching and learning. If you need assistance with creating, editing, or digitizing multimedia for lectures, publications, or other academic forums contact the Academic Technology team using the contact information listed to the right.

Audio-Visual Checkout

Media Checkout


ATI (Accessible Technology Intuitive)

Academic Technology unit train faculty, staff and students in creating instructional materials that are accessible and conduct over a dozen of training sessions during each semester.


Closed Captioning Services

Academic Technology unit provides support to CSUDH campus community in creating accessible instructional videos and audio files by adding closed captions and transcripts.


Academic Technology Staff

Reza Boroon 
Manager, Instructional Media & Design
Phone: 310-243-2524
Office: LIB, 5723

Dylan Lewis 
Media Specialist
Phone: 310-243-3704
Office: LIB, C140

Ben Guerrero
Multimedia Specialist
Phone: 310-243-2778
Office: LIB, 5723

Kami Amir Heshmat
Toro Lab Coordinator
Phone: 310-243-2030
Office: LIB, C149

Request Help:

Blackboard Technical Support Phone Number: 310-243–2500, Press Option 2 for Student Support and Option 3 for Faculty Support.

Or Create a Helpdesk Ticket: https://csudh.service-now.com/