Academic Technology

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

Faculty Support

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Student Support

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North (Old) Library Room 5723



Icon: Time (Operating Days and Hours)HOURS

Monday−Friday, 8 AM−5 PM


Icon: Help Desk24/7 HELP DESK




Icon: Course and Instructional Design  Course and Instructional Design

The Academic Technologies team collaborates with the Faculty Development Center (FDC) to support instructors in creating, designing, redesigning, or adapting courses as defined by the instructor.

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Icon: Training  Training and Documentation

We offer faculty and staff a variety of free workshops on in-house and commercial applications. Ad-hoc training is available on Office 2016.

IT also offers all students, faculty, and staff free access to, a subscriber-based, online learning platform that allows anyone to learn business, software, technology or creative skills to reach personal and professional goals.

  • Absence Management
  • ATI/Creating Accessible Documents and PDF Forms
  • BI Data Warehouse
  • Blackboard
  • CM1 Training
  • Microsoft Office, 2016
  • OnBase Basic
  • PeopleSoft (Faculty only)
  • Respondus
  • Turnitin
  • Zoom Video Conferencing

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Icon: Closed Captioning Closed Captioning and Accessible Technology

Provide support to CSUDH campus in creating accessible instructional videos and audio files by adding closed captions and transcripts. Fore more information, read about our Multimedia Guidelines here.

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Icon: Computer Labs Toro Student Computer Lab

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. 

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Icon: TV and Media TV and Media Production

Formerly known as Dominguez Online, the TV & Media Production team is a leading-edge provider of online educational opportunities. TV & Media Production, through its award-winning broadcast television station, DHTV, provides more than 20 hours of live, interactive programming each week on cable television throughout Southern California and the internet.

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Blackboard Learn Logo Blackboard Learn

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

Learn more:

Faculty Tutorials
Student Tutorials

⇒ See Upcoming Blackboard Workshops for Faculty

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Blackboard Collaborate Logo Blackboard Collaborate

Collaborate is a web conference tool integrated within the Blackboard LMS, located in the Course Tools section of each class. Instructor users can schedule and host an online virtual class session or meeting. They may also share their desktop screen and files with their students, along with ability to broadcast their webcam video and audio. Students can engage in a real-time chatroom to ask questions if they are not able to communicate through a computer microphone. Instructors can digitally record the session and have it available for students to review within their course page in Blackboard.

Learn more:

Tutorial: How to Use Blackboard CollaborateVideoPDF

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iClicker Logo Student Response Solution (iClicker)

iClicker is a student response solution device that allows you to easily transform your classroom into an active learning environment. The software integrates 100% into Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Blackboard. iClicker devices allow audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions.

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TechSmith Relay Logo Lecture Capture (Camtasia Studio and TechSmith Relay)

Process of creating video and audio content for any standard, hybrid, or online course. Record your PowerPoint presentations and computer screen, either in the classroom or at home, and then share them online with your students. For more information, read about TechSmith Relay here.

Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio is a lecture capture tool, similar to TechSmith Relay, but much more robust. Camtasia is aimed at instructors and has simple tools that allow non-linear video editing and the splicing and combining of multiple video clips. Users can add graphics and interactive quizzes in their videos for their students. Camtasia Studio integrates with TechSmith Relay, allowing for videos to be published to any of the publishing destinations available in TechSmith Relay. For more information, read about Camtasia here.

TechSmith Fuse

A mobile application for TechSmith Relay users that is available for iOS and Android. You can record video from your device’s camera (front and back). However, Fuse cannot record your mobile device screen. Users can choose when to upload (cellular or Wi-Fi connection), as well as transfer video to Camtasia Studio wirelessly using Wi-Fi. All publishing destinations available in TechSmith Relay are available in the Fuse app.

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Respondus Logo Respondus Campus Wide

Allows faculty and staff to seamlessly transfer tests and quizzes between Blackboard and text editing software. For more information, read about Respondus here.

You can obtain the Respondus tool by: 

  • Submitting a Help Desk ticket here:
    1. Login with your campus username and password.
    2. Navigate to Faculty Support > Blackboard > Blackboard Question.
    3. Provide course and contact information, and request the Respondus tool in the Description portion of the form.

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Turnitin Logo 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 the Blackboard LMS. 

Learn more:


Create a Turnitin Assignment VideoPDF
Using Turnitin VideoPDF
Download Turnitin Submission with Originality ReportPDF


Turnitin Student GuidePDF

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Icon: Help Desk Request Help

The Academic Technology Unit is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

You can obtain assistance by: 

  • Submitting a Help Desk ticket here:
    1. Login with your campus username and password.
    2. Navigate to Faculty Support > Blackboard.
    3. Select an issue from the choices provided.
  • "call us" phone icon (310) 243-2500
    • Option 2 → Student Support
    • Option 3 → Faculty Support

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