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Reflections on the Educause Annual Conference

This year I attended the Educause Annual Conference, which is focused on IT professionals in higher ed. With over 4,000 attendees, it provides ample...
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Northwestern students own lots of tech

Northwestern students own lots (and lots) of technology: 98% own two or more internet-capable devices 48% own three or more internet-capable devices They own...
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Get the Help You Need for Your Winter Quarter Courses

As you may already know, the library will be closed December 23 through January 2 for Winter Recess. This is a big change for...
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EDUCAUSE 2016 and Storify

Ever go to an event and then try to tell others what it was like only to have words escape you? Some of my...
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Meet Reggie Jackson, New Faculty Support Services Learning Engineer

Reggie Jackson joined the Faculty Support Services team last month. Now that he is settled in, he took a few moments to chat about...
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Make Your Winter 2017 Course Requests Early

Although the current weather suggests otherwise, winter quarter will be here before you know it! Most Winter 2017 courses are now available in Canvas....
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Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and happy Halloween from all your friends at Faculty Support Services! Do you find grading in Canvas “frightening” at times? Explore...
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Important Turnitin Changes Taking Effect December 20, 2016

The old method for creating an assignment using Turnitin, the plagiarism detection tool in Canvas, will retire on December 20, 2016. Please use the...
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EdTech Fellows Program Enters Second Year

Faculty Support Services (FSS) recently launched the second year of our Educational Technology Teaching Fellows program.  This year we have 30 fellows in the...
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Learning analytics workgroup grows in size and interests

Though they come from vastly different disciplines, the 18 new members of the Experimental Teaching and Learning Analytics at Northwestern (ETLAN) workgroup, who met...
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