Instructional Technology Resources

School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University

EdTech @ SESP

There are a variety of instructional technology services offered to SESP faculty and staff, including: Canvas course design and training, training for use of the “smart classrooms,” hybrid/online course design and support, and the exploration of new technology tools for your curriculum.

This site is intended to be a source of reference, as well as offer some inspiration for incorporating technology into your teaching practices. If you see something that sparks your interest and want to learn more, you can request a one-on-one consultation by submitting a request here.

Featured Content

Anonymous ("Blind") Grading

Enable anonymous grading in the Canvas SpeedGrader to reduce bias in student assessment.

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Replacing the Traditional Discussion Board

Learn about some tools you can use to enhance your online discussions.

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Classroom Guides

Are you teaching in a new classroom this quarter? Check out our Classroom Guides to learn more about the Annenberg Smart Classrooms.

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Featured Tools

Discover how some of these SESP-supported tools can be used in your course(s).

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Upcoming Events

Dec 7 - Grading & Assignments in Canvas (Virtual)

Wednesday, December 7
12-1pm
Online via Adobe Connect

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover how much easier grading and creating assignments can be in Canvas. We’ll take a closer look at some tools in Canvas that will make you say, “I can’t wait to start grading.” You’ll learn tips and tricks on making assignments and grading easier than ever.

Registration Required

Dec 8 - Grading & Assignments in Canvas

Thursday, December 8
3:30-5pm
University Library, Room 2635

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover how much easier grading and creating assignments can be in Canvas. We’ll take a closer look at some tools in Canvas that will make you say, “I can’t wait to start grading.” You’ll learn tips and tricks on making assignments and grading easier than ever.

Registration Required

Dec 14 - Introduction to Canvas

Wednesday, December 14
10-11:30am
University Library, Room 2635

Build your Canvas course with confidence! This workshop provides an overview of the basic features, dynamic tools, and functionality of Canvas to allow you to build and support engaging courses.

Registration Required

Dec 14 - Exploring Arc: Making Video Interactive

Wednesday, December 14
1-2pm
University Library, Room 2635

In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Arc, a new Canvas tool that can help students learn more effectively from video by making it interactive. Arc allows you—and your students, if you like—to embed comments and feedback in a video’s timeline. As an instructor, you can use this to comment on the video material you share with students or to give students constructive and specific feedback on video assignments.

Registration Required

Dec 15 - Introduction to Canvas (Virtual)

Thursday, December 15
12-1pm
Online, via Adobe Connect

 

Build your Canvas course with confidence! This workshop provides an overview of the basic features, dynamic tools, and functionality of Canvas to allow you to build and support engaging courses.

Registration Required