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Category: Beyond Basics

Blue Jeans: New Videoconferencing Service Available Now

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...
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Adding copyrighted material to your Canvas course

One of my favorite services offered through Canvas is the ability to link to library material in your course site. When I was in...
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Building on Canvas

NUIT Faculty Support Services (FSS) supports creativity and innovation in teaching and learning through the incorporation of Canvas and other educational technologies as an...
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A Great Tool for Creating Images

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...
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Using audio comments to grade in Canvas

  When you grade in Canvas, have you ever considered using the audio comments tool? Judy Franks uses this tool in her Medill IMC...
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TurningPoint Clicker Upgrade

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...
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Using video assignments in your class

Assigning a small video assignment to students can be quite simple in Canvas. Prof. Bill Bleich used it very effectively in his screenwriting course....
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Northwestern students want MORE!

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...
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Yellowdig: a new resource-sharing tool

Faculty Support Services supported a few instructors to pilot Yellowdig, a tool that can be used right inside a Canvas course. Yellowdig allows students...
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End of Spring Quarter Checklist

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...
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