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You've got questions? You aren't alone! We anticipate and pull some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at ATI in the effort to serve you best.

General FAQs

I hear people talking about ATI, what are some of the things you do?

We are Academic Technology and Innovation, the home of pedagogy led innovation on campus. Reach out to us today and tell us what your dreams for your classes are, maybe we can help make those dreams come true!

Innovation FAQs

What innovative solutions do you have for different types of learners?

There are great strides in research and practice in this area, with responsive algorithms to personalize course content for students. Learn more about adaptive learning.

Is there a study on innovation in the classroom?

Yes! The Horizon Report is the longest running exploration of emerging technology supporting teaching, learning and creative inquiry. Read more about the Horizon Report.

What is innovation?

Innovation is where ideas and creativity meet to devise better solutions to unmet or unarticulated needs.

How do I innovate?

Contact ATI! We are here to help make faculty's vision for an innovative classroom come to life!

How do I get started innovating?

The best way to get started is to dream big, thinking about what your teaching may benefit from that isn't currently available. Then...reach out to ATI through the contact form and we can help take your idea to the next level!

What Pilot programs are you looking for? Currently have running?

We are piloting new innovations all the time. Contact us, follow us, and/or attend our ATI events and learn more about what we are running and what is on the horizon next!

Faculty Development FAQs

I'm part-time faculty. Am I a person you will work with?

Yes! We serve people teaching classes at all levels and at all stages in their careers!

Instructional FAQs

What should I think about when designing an online or hybrid course?

Ask yourself the questions:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I want my students to learn?
  • How do I expect the information to be presented?
  • Are my materials relevant and do they reflect the learning units?

Learning Technologies Solutions FAQs

I'm worried that adopting more tech. will take time away from my students. Will it?

No! Using more technology in the classroom doesn't have to be a time suck for you. We will get you set up right so that you and your students look forward to the efficiency and engagement in class without creating more headaches for you!

Accessibility FAQs

I have a question about the accessibility of my course materials, how can I get help?

We have a dedicated Accessibility Services office that can help you with all aspects of accessibility best practices. 

Showcase FAQs

How can I know when the showcase is happening?

Watch for an announcement in your email or on our news and events page. And if you are faculty, consider being a presenter too! We want you to join us!

Where can I see more of what a showcase looks like?

There are some truly amazing ideas coming out of our faculty and their award-winning innovative teaching and can be viewed by topic.


What does "Q to S" mean?

Q2S means "quarter to semester."

What are the design steps for Q2S?
  1. Define outcomes of course or lesson
  2. Write learning objectives for the module
  3. Assess existing content
  4. Determine any gaps or omissions
  5. Design content (prototype)
  6. Evaluate content by learning objectives
  7. Fill any gaps
  8. Create Assessment
What should I ask myself when looking at my coursework through Q2S transition?

Ask yourself the questions:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I want my students to learn?
  • How do I expect the information to be presented?
  • Are my materials relevant and do they reflect the learning units?

Blackboard FAQs

What is Blackboard?

The Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) is an e-learning portal used by CSUSB students, faculty, and staff to spark engagement, promote active learning, and enhance the online learning experience, available 24/7.

Can I check my web browser?

For the most trouble-free experience with Blackboard, Mozilla Firefox is recommended. Check if Blackboard Learn supports your browser Browser Checker.

How do I access Blackboard?

To access Blackboard, go to my.csusb.edu, and login using your Coyote ID and password. If you need assistance with your login information, please visit our 24/7 online support center at Technology Support Center.