Academic Technology

News & Updates


Web Conferencing

Adobe Connect is live!  Adobe Connect is a virtual meeting tool which provides users with a collaborative space to share desktops, presentations, and software applications without the need for conventional traveling and meeting in person.  We will be testing integration with TITANium through the Summer.

Learning Management System

On behalf of VP for Academic Affairs, Steve Murray, and VP for Information Technology, Amir Dabirian, I would like to announce the implementation of a new Learning Management System (LMS) rollout to the campus during AY 2011-2012.

After months of working with various campus groups to evaluate and test different systems, and upon unanimous recommendation of the Academic Senate and Academic Senate IT Committee, the decision has been made to move forward with Moodle 2.0 as the university's new LMS platform which will officially replace Blackboard 8.0 in July 2012. With this new platform, faculty can look forward to new methods of course archival and access, access to environments and processes to develop class content, and discussions regarding future integration with other systems.

This move will be a transformational one for faculty, students, and staff in that we are taking the opportunity to integrate state-of-the-art practices and processes in the LMS in order to ease the move to a more digital education model. We will be rolling out this new platform in connection with a new training plan across the next academic year.

During the upcoming year, CSUF classes may be offered in either Moodle 2.0 at faculty request, or kept in Blackboard 8.0. While this transition period will occurs, requests for enhancements to Moodle 2.0 should be sent to the Academic Technology Office at Information regarding the migration process will be forthcoming. Also, Blackboard Communities users will be contacted about a migration path to a new toolset.

There will be many opportunities for training, all of which will be available in various modes (face-to-face, online, tip sheets, etc.). Beginning April 2011, please expect to receive messages regarding training from both the division of IT and the FDC. 


If you have any questions, please email

Thank you,

Chris Manriquez
Associate Vice President, Information Technology &
Academic Technology Officer / CTO
Division of Information Technology









Updated: 05/24/2011 3:56:26 PM