Five Technology Resources for Cal State Fullerton Students

Need an iPad or laptop for the day while working on an assignment or group club project? Check them out at the Student Genius Center or Titan Student Union. Photo from Pexels

Need an iPad or laptop for the day while working on an assignment or group club project? Check them out at the Student Genius Center or Titan Student Union. Photo from Pexels

Cal State Fullerton wants to ensure that students have access to the technology needed to succeed in classes and career development. Here are five resources available to students for free or discounted cost.

  1. Adobe Creative Cloud

Want to hone your photography, graphic design or computer programming skills? Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver are some of the software titles available to students with a one-year free license for use on their home computers. While students of all majors who are actively taking courses are eligible, you will need at least 12 GB of free space on your device to successfully complete the download. Only need one or two Adobe Creative Cloud programs? You can choose which programs you need before downloading, thus saving space on your computer.

  1. Dropbox

College courses often involve assignments you might want to work on remotely. Make accessing the latest version of your documents easy with 50 GB of free storage, available to students as a pilot program to offer Dropbox for Business for university students. Upon graduation, you have the option of purchasing Dropbox Plus (formerly Dropbox Pro) at a discounted rate.

  1. Free Equipment Checkout

Need a laptop, iPad or projector for a presentation or club meeting? Check out laptops, iPads or projectors at the Student Genius Center on the first floor of Pollak Library North or laptops at the Mainframe Computer Lab at Titan Student Union. You’ll need to show your Titan ID and return to the same location the same day. Need a laptop for a longer time? Request a 30-day rental from the Student Genius Center during a semester in which you are enrolled in classes.

  1. Lynda.com

Career training, technical skill development and how-to resources on hobbies you might want to take up are just some of the ways you can leverage your free student access to Lynda.com. Certificates of completion are available after passing Lynda.com courses, providing an extra skill for your résumé or career portfolio. For more on what you can do on Lynda, check out our earlier blog post.

  1. Microsoft Windows and Office

Don’t have Microsoft Windows or Office latest version installed on your computer? Not to worry. Students have access to both at no additional charge. Install Microsoft Office 365 on as many as five computers, five tablets and five smartphone devices. Along with programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, students get 1 TB of extra space on One Drive. If you already have a previous version of Microsoft Windows installed on your computer or device, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Education for free. This upgrade is only available for a single computer or device.

For a complete list of technology resources available to Titans, check out the Student Technology Services website.

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