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Academic Technology Resources for Students

Software & Apps

Software Depot
Visit Software Depot to learn about free or discounted software for students available through our CSULB license agreement.

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CSULB Mobile App
CSULB has an app! Connect to transportation schedules, COVID-19 screening forms, events calendar, maps, and more!

BeachBoard PULSE App
"Brightspace" Pulse is the free mobile app companion to BeachBoard. With Pulse, you can see important deadlines and announcements, get grades and assignments, and more! Download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Office 365
Use Office 365 for free on your personal devices while you are a CSULB student. It comes with a variety of applications such as OneDrive and MS Teams.

To access your account, visit the CSULB Single Sign-On page and log in with your CSULB student email account.

Adobe Creative Cloud
CSULB students get a deep discount at only $20 per year! Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more!) at and use your CSULB student email account address to log in.

Ally Accessibility Tool in BeachBoard
Ally is a tool in BeachBoard that automatically converts your instructors' course materials into different formats such as audio files, HTML or tagged PDF. 

Just sign in to your course, look for the "Alternative Formats" icon and download a format that suits your learning needs.  See this example.

Help & Support

BeachBoard Support
Need help with BeachBoard? Visit Beachboard Support, call (562) 985-4959, or email

Technology Help Desk
Get support for computer and software issues including account password changes, Wi-Fi, and campus network systems such as VPN Service. Open Monday through Friday, from 8am–5pm. Visit the THD website or call 562-985-4959

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The AIM Center
The AIM Center offers one-on-one training and small group demonstration sessions on assistive technology software and hardware for students with disabilities. Their Open Lab offers computer stations designed for students with mobility and visual disabilities.

LinkedIn Learning Training & Tutorials
LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology, and creative skills. CSULB students get free access! Select the LinkedIn Learning icon on your CSULB SSO dashboard.

Student Online Learning Success Program
Sign up for our Student Online Learning Success Program by November 7, 2021. Students who complete the program requirements will receive $150 Beach Bucks (first come, first serve; supply is limited.) Master your BeachBoard skills and get tips for staying motivated and managing time. You'll also learn about digital tools and applications commonly used in online courses and the many support resources (academic and other) available at CSULB.

Study Spaces &
Computer Labs

University Express Lab
Need a place to study on short notice? The University Express Lab is a computer lab open for students who need quick access to a computer and printer. There are 9 PC workstations and 3 Apple iMacs, as well as 2 black and white printers. The Express Lab is located in the Student Success Center, Room 020 (lower level).

University Library
The Spidell Technology Center at The University Library is an open computer lab for students to use with over 200 computers available. The library also offers Streaming Services for educational video content and Support for Online Learning.

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Student Virtual Lab (SVL)
Work virtually in the SVL!  Here, you can use software programs that you may not want to download on your personal computer due to cost or memory load such as SPSS, MATLAB, ArcGISI. The SVL is open 24 /7, includes access to all university-licensed software. Free for CSULB students!

The Horn Center
Coming Soon! The Horn Center is scheduled to open in the Fall 2021 semester and will offer a computer lab, printing stations, and study space. Stay tuned!