Center for Academic Technologies

The Center for Academic Technologies (CAT) helps instructors effectively teach with technology!

CAT is still open! The CAT staff are available for training and support via email. Please contact us at

Helpful phone numbers

  • IT Help 582-4357 (HELP) - password reset; computer issues
  • Projector Issues in Classroom 582-3755 (8:00am-8:00pm)
Grant Initiatives

Canvas is the learning management system used at CSUMB to house and provide access to readings, videos, assignments, web links, quizzes and grades and other learning resources. Use Canvas to supplement your face-to-face course, or teach an entire class online.

Professional Development

CAT provides guidance, tools, tips and resources to help you succeed. We assist faculty in planning and providing the richest possible learning experiences for students and provide training and professional development opportunities for the academic community.

Free Software

CSUMB offers free/discounted software for students, faculty, and staff. Software includes:

  • Zoom web conferencing
  • Sophos Virus Protection
  • SAS Quantitative Analysis Software
  • Qualtrics Online Survey Software
  • MS Office2016 Multi-year purchase for staff/faculty only
  • MS Office365 Free for students, staff, faculty
  • Adobe Reader DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, and more! )

Technology Services

CAT provides a wide range of services, support, and consultation expertise. We welcome phone calls, drop-ins, Zoom sessions, and hallway conversations.

  • Faculty Development Workshops & Consultations
  • Drop-in Work Area for Instructors
  • Instructional design & teaching strategies
  • Online/Blended course development
  • Canvas Virtual Courses
  • Instructional Media Development
  • Recording Studio & Lecture capture
  • Captioning, Scanning & Media Conversion
  • Record/Broadcast a course-related event
  • Classroom Technology Support & Training
  • Student Response systems and options
  • Accessibility/Assistive Technology