Blue Jeans: New Videoconferencing Service Available Now
Posted November 4, 2015
Northwestern now offers Blue Jeans, a free, cloud-based videoconferencing service that supports real-time, high-resolution videoconferencing and content sharing. All Northwestern students, faculty, and staff...
Adding copyrighted material to your Canvas course
Posted October 14, 2015
One of my favorite services offered through Canvas is the ability to link to library material in your course site. When I was in...
Building on Canvas
Posted September 29, 2015
NUIT Faculty Support Services (FSS) supports creativity and innovation in teaching and learning through the incorporation of Canvas and other educational technologies as an...
A Great Tool for Creating Images
Posted September 28, 2015
For the past few years I’ve been using a free editor called Pixlr for most of my image-creation needs. I like the web-based application...
Using audio comments to grade in Canvas
Posted September 25, 2015
When you grade in Canvas, have you ever considered using the audio comments tool? Judy Franks uses this tool in her Medill IMC...
TurningPoint Clicker Upgrade
Posted September 9, 2015
Beginning Sept. 9, 2015, Northwestern will support TurningPoint Cloud as the university’s student response system, also commonly known as “clickers.” Instructors who use clickers...
Using video assignments in your class
Posted September 4, 2015
Assigning a small video assignment to students can be quite simple in Canvas. Prof. Bill Bleich used it very effectively in his screenwriting course....
Northwestern students want MORE!
Posted August 17, 2015
What do students want? In their responses to a recent Educause survey on student use of technology, 220 Northwestern students answered a question asking “what...
Yellowdig: a new resource-sharing tool
Posted July 1, 2015
Faculty Support Services supported a few instructors to pilot Yellowdig, a tool that can be used right inside a Canvas course. Yellowdig allows students...
End of Spring Quarter Checklist
Posted June 9, 2015
This is a re-post from the previous quarter. Summer is upon us, and like an itch you can’t scratch, you’re probably wondering what to...