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NU Stories with Jacob Leveton: Embracing the Digital Humanities

Jacob Leveton, a PhD candidate with a focus on Art & Ecology from the late eighteenth century to the present, was the first graduate...
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Simple Methods to Introduce Gamification

Most people aren’t even aware of the ways gamification has snuck into their lives, but anyone who wears a step tracker or uses a...
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Join the 2017-2018 Educational Technology Teaching Fellows program

The Educational Technology Teaching Fellows (ETTF) program at Northwestern University is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dedicated to exploring blended learning...
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SpeedGrader Update

The SpeedGrader in Canvas has been updated as of June 19. The document viewer and annotation tools in Canvas SpeedGrader have a changed appearance...
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Message Students from People in Canvas

Starting Summer 2017, it will be easier to message a specific student in Canvas thanks to the new Student Context Cards feature. According to...
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Checklist for the Beginning of the Quarter

As you prepare your summer quarter Canvas courses, here’s a simple checklist to review. (This is a repost from a previous quarter.) Do students have...
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Need help thinking about your summer courses?

Summer is here! Instructors who are teaching this quarter should know that Faculty Support Services (FSS) is here all summer to help you with...
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Active Courses by Quarter: Spring 2017

Each quarter, we post the number of active courses in Canvas. In Spring 2017, there were 2,498 published courses at Northwestern. Faculty Support Services...
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NU Stories with Rifka Cook: Adding Active Learning Strategies to Intermediate Spanish

Experimenting with active learning strategies helped Professor Rifka Cook revise her Spanish 121 Special Topics: Gastronomia e Identidad Hispana course this spring quarter. Cook...
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End of Spring Quarter Checklist

This is an updated version of a post from the previous quarter. As the quarter ends and summer begins, you may have a few...
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