Embracing & Advancing Technology
Built from the ground up, our campus and buildings are technologically saturated making
CSU San Marcos a phenomenal place for teaching and learning in the 21st century.
At the heart of our technology mission, we pride ourselves on providing a high level
of service to our campus community, keeping pace with current and emerging technologies,
and enhancing the student experience.
Technology at CSU San Marcos
- Campus Mobile App allows students to perform most common university tasks from their smart phone. Key
functions: registration and related student information functions, learning management
system, on-campus retail, ID, and ticketing/attendance tracking.
- Technology Learning Center (TLC) is a popular study area for students with updated computers both PCs and Macs, larger
monitors and functional seating for group work. The TLC is located in the Kellogg
Library 2nd floor. View our informational video about the TLC.
- Degree Planner is available for students to plan out their course roadmap by major. In addition,
the Academic Requirements Report (ARR) is also available for students at all levels to verify academic requirements.
- Wireless computing network gives the campus community the freedom to work where they want, when they want with
access to the Internet and campus computing resources. View our informational video about the Campus Wireless Network.
- Cougar Courses is the campus virtual learning environment for the delivery of online course content.
Professors utilize the online tool to distribute assignments, quizzes, discussion
boards and send messages to students.
- Lifetime Campus Email is available for students once accepted to the university and throughout their academic
career. Alumni are able to use the campus email after graduation to continue to stay
connected to CSUSM.
- CougarApps gives students the ability to access campus software and resources no matter where
they are or which computer they're using! View our informational video about CougarApps.
- Access for the Disabled is a priority for CSUSM. Appropriate accommodations are made for users with disabilities such as the availability
of many different assistive devices. Adaptive tools and materials are added to the
campus computer labs as the need arises. All computer labs have physically accessible
- Technology Projects are tracked by our IT Strategic Plan. In May 2018, the campus completed the process to develop a new Technology Strategic
Plan. The Unified Technology Strategic Plan is our five-year plan for planning and deploying technology initiatives campus-wide.
- The myCSUSM System provides a convenient, reliable and secure access to information and self-service
transactions for students, faculty, and staff.
- MediaSite is a system that allows the live recording of lectures and training materials. It
combines video of the speaker with whatever is happening on the computer screen in
an integrated web presentation that can be Webcast live or archived for later use.
- Technology Resource Center is where faculty can explore new software and hardware, learn new technologies, and
create interactive media to enhance learning.
- Classroom Technology: All smart classrooms at CSUSM contain projectors, control systems, video and audio
playback devices, instructor's workstations, cabling, etc.
- Technology replacement is typically done on a 4 year replacement schedule classrooms and offices. This includes
open labs, campus kiosks, faculty and staff computers, and other administrative areas.
- The IT Service Catalog lists the technology services available on campus. Services range from institutional communications, collaboration tools, administration
systems and information security. See the online IT Service Catalog for further details.
Want to learn more about some of our most important technology resources? Take a look
at our informative videos:
Campus Wireless Network