Academic Technology Resources for Students
Software & Apps
Visit Software Depot to learn about free or discounted software for students available through our CSULB license agreement.
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.
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 Adobe.com 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
Technology Help Desk
Get support for computer and software issues including account password changes, Wi-Fi, and campus network systems such as VPN Service. Visit the THD website or call 562-985-4959 for hours and locations.
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.
Study Spaces &
Campus Computer Labs
Visit the Computer Labs at CSULB site for a comprehensive list of all computer labs on campus. Listed below are the main open labs for all students:
The Horn Center
The Horn Center offers an open computer lab, Technology Help Desk, printing stations, and study space for all CSULB students regardless of their major.
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).
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.
Gerald M. Kline Innovation Space
The University Library’s new Innovation Space (I-Space), located on the Library’s ground floor, is an interdisciplinary design facility. Including 3D printers, laser cutters, digital scanners, and specialized software, the I-Space features advanced machines and technology that unify and expand upon the related labs currently located in various departments across campus.
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!