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HETS - Virtual Plaza
Posted by Felix Zuniga on 23 April 2014 04:35 PM

HETS Virtual PlazaHispanic Educational Testing Service - Virtual Plaza


The university now has access to a very rich array of “Tools, Resources and Study Aids” to help students succeed in college.  Of particular interest to our students, there is information on career selection and placement, graduate school test preparation materials and so much more.  There are also materials that will be of interest to faculty, staff, and administrators.  Here are some brief steps that will let you get deeply enough into the content to see what it has to offer and to be able to share that content with your staff and with students.

 As their brochure (attached and also available here: says:

“Visit to practice admission exams free of charge, find the college or graduate school that is right for you, and search for scholarships, among other resources.” 

To see some of the resources available to students, follow these steps.  First, click on the link to the “Student Placita.”  When that page opens, you will see a navigation bar along the left side of the page.  Click on the first link to “Testing & Education Reference Center.” Once there, you might want to click on one of the tutorials listed in the middle of the page such as the “Grad School Tools” link and watch a short video that gives an overview of what students will find to help them prepare for graduate school.

If you watched one of the tutorial videos, you will have been redirected to another page.  If your browser kept the previous page open in another window, just go back to the “Testing & Education Reference Center.”  If not, you may have to navigate back to the HETS website first.  Once you are back on the Testing & Education Reference Center” page, scroll down a little ways to find “California State University S. Bernardino,” and click that link (if you hold down the “Ctrl” key on a Windows machine, the link will open in a new window).  Our campus name will be in the left hand column about five links down from the top of a gray bar across the page.  That link takes you to an INFOTRAC login page where you need to type in “calstate2013” as the password.  Please note that we are not allowed to post that password on any of our websites, but we can share it freely with any of our students, staff, and our external educational partners.

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Internet2 File Sender
Posted by Felix Zuniga on 13 February 2014 04:42 PM

Internet 2 File Sender
Internet2 just released a new resource for our CSUSB Community.


This free Internet2 service will allow us to send files up to 1 TB across!

It is called FileSender. It can be found

For faculty/staff who would like to send large files through e-mail, we previously had a 50 MB/file limitation.

This will be a valuable tool for faculty who are involved in high end research and his resolution graphics files of large sizes.

This resource can be accessed by signing on through our Coyote ID and password.


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Blackboard Learn Achievements
Posted by Felix Zuniga on 17 January 2014 10:33 PM

The Blackboard achievements tool enables instructors to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their achievements. These opportunities are called achievements. Instructors designate criteria for issuing rewards to students in the form of both badges and certificates. Students can see which rewards they have earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies. Students are able to publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack, transporting evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn. Instructors can easily see which students have reached learning milestones.

YouTube Blackboard Learn Achievements

Blackboard Blackboard information on Learn Achievements

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Free Training For CSUSB Employees Through
Posted by Aaron Smith on 10 January 2014 06:14 PM

Free training will be available to CSUSB employees in software, business, creative skills and more through beginning Monday, January 13th, 2014.  To access this valuable resource, please go to the ITS Technology Training page and select the " Online Training" link.  Login using your CoyoteID and password.



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