Technology

NEW for 2020!  Adobe Creative Cloud for CSULB students is now available for $20 per YEAR!

Adobe Creative CloudFor $20.00 per year, students can install Creative Cloud on personally-owned computers by purchasing a Creative Cloud subscription through the CSULB Software Depot. Student Creative Cloud subscriptions are good for twelve months after the date they are purchased, and can be renewed until they graduate. For additional information and tutorials, visit Academic Technology Services’ Adobe Creative Cloud web page at https://www.csulb.edu/software-depot/adobe-creative-cloud, to learn more about the software and program.

UPDATE (9/28/2020):  JPR Equipment Loan Program using JPR Lockers is now LIVE!
We are pleased to announce that student equipment checkout with JPR Equipment Loan Program has now resumed!  The way the program works will be very different than before, using a contact-free parcel locker system to ensure student, staff and faculty safety and convenience.  For more information or to check out JPR equipment, take a look here

UPDATE (9/10/2020) – Mobile Hotspot and Laptop Program – Help Is Available!
CSULB has a program for students in need of computer laptops or mobile hotspots.  The program is needs based and requires a completed application.  The program has just been opened for all students to apply who may need a laptop or hotspot to assist them with accessing their coursework.  Please go to bitly.com/CSULB_LHL to fill out the request form. 

UPDATE (8/26/2020) – Student Virtual Lab (SVL) Now Available 24/7 – Access CSULB Computer Labs from home!
SVL offers no-cost, convenient access from nearly any common device to what would otherwise be expensive software. With SVL, students do not need to physically visit a campus computer lab. Access the Student Virtual Lab environment here.

UPDATE (8/26/2020) – On-campus Computer Lab Now Open in the USU (Reservations Required)
Now available for the Fall 2020 semester, the University Open Lab at the USU is a new resource for students who need access to a campus workstation.  Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made for a maximum of 3 hours at a time. 

UPDATE (8/25/2020) – AP STYLEBOOK Now Available Online!
CSULB Faculty and CSULB students have online access to the AP STYLEBOOK through the University Library.  You can view the Stylebook online with one click here:  AP Stylebook – Online

UPDATE (8/21/2020) – Mindful Practices for Photography – Working in a COVID-19 World
Professor Monica Almeida has put together a short guide with some best practices for photojournalists working in the field, from safe practices while interacting with society as well as safe practices for keeping your equipment safe and virus-free.   

UPDATE (8/20/2020):  JPR Equipment Loan Program to Resume Mid-September
We are pleased to announce that in the third week of the semester we are planning to resume our student JPR Equipment Loan Program.  The way the program works will be very different than before, so look for more details to come!  For students in JOUR 300, 380, and 482, please consult with your instructor on the distribution of that course-specific equipment. Please keep this in mind and continue to work with your instructor on how to proceed with best journalism practices in this exceptional time in our history.

UPDATE (8/18/2020) – Removing Barriers to Technology Access For Our Students – Help Is Available!
The ConnectedLB Platform allows Long Beach residents to find low-cost Internet services and computers in their local neighborhoods by entering their zip code. Long Beach residents may qualify for low-cost Internet services and computers based on verification of income status and household participation in public benefit programs. The Platform is available both in English and Spanish. 

Please send equipment, Adobe Creative Cloud and other technology-related questions to Dan Olsen

JPR Equipment Loan Program Is Now Online Only!

The Department of Journalism & Public Relations offers a robust inventory of digital tools to all JPR students for use in completing their coursework and other assigned JPR projects.  Our inventory consists of professional quality equipment and is always in high demand by our students (over 200 checkouts per semester and growing).  The availability and security of this equipment is vital to our student’s success.

Multimedia Equipment Available

Television Broadcast Kit In Action

Television Broadcast Kit In Action

Audio Recorders
Microphones
Digital Cameras 
DSLR lenses
Video Camcorders
Broadcast Video Kits
Tripods and Monopods

Visit the JPR Equipment Loan Program Information Page here!

Student Success Computer Lab – LA4-207
    *CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

15 Mac Computers (Brand new computers for Spring 2020!)
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
Free Printing

Open Access Hours – Fall 2020

MONDAY:          Closed
TUESDAY:         Closed
WEDNESDAY:  Closed
THURSDAY:      Closed
FRIDAY:             Closed

Classroom Computer Lab 1 – LA4-102
*CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

25 Mac Computers 
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 
Microsoft Office Suite

Classroom Computer Lab 2 – LA4-107
*CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

22 PC Computers 
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 
Microsoft Office Suite