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Prepare Your Course for Spring Quarter

Is your Canvas course ready for spring quarter? If you want to build an easy-to-use course for your students, Faculty Support Services is here...
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Join us for Learning Analytics with TEACHxpert Dr. Tim McKay

Would you like to learn how to optimize learning for students? Do you want to know what works and what doesn’t work in the classroom?...
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Clicker Lunch and Learn

Student Response Systems (“clickers”) can help instructors obtain immediate feedback from their students during class. Some Northwestern instructors use them to poll large classes...
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What’s up with Learning Analytics?

If you’ve been curious about learning analytics, join us for two events with our guest, Dr. Sam Van Horne, on March 7th. His first talk will...
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Present Your Teaching Experiments at TEACHx

Have you found a way to improve learning in the classroom with technology? Or have you been using Canvas in an innovative way? If...
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The Feb-28 Canvas Outage

On February 28, 2017 at 12:24 p.m., Canvas experienced a service outage and was unavailable to the Northwestern community until 3:25 p.m. This outage...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: You want me to do what?

At a recent conference, two colleagues and I induced our session attendees to take on different personas in a role-play. In one, we had...
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Spring 2017 Courses Available in Canvas

Most Spring 2017 courses are now available in Canvas! In most cases, Spring 2017 classes that you are enrolled in as an instructor should...
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Curious About Learning Analytics?

You may have heard a lot of buzz about learning analytics, but can analytics really help students learn more effectively? Come hear Dr. Samuel...
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Gaming with a Goal – Geography Knowledge

A few years ago, Candy Lee, a professor at the Medill School of Journalism, realized an educational deficiency in herself and her students: knowledge...
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