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

Quizzes for Formative Assessment

Read about how SESP faculty are using self-grading quizzes in Canvas to provide students with opportunities to test their understanding.

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Qualtrics

Learn more about Qualtrics survey software, now available to all SESP faculty, students, and staff.

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Anonymous ("Blind") Grading

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

Featured Tools

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

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Upcoming Events

Sept 6 - (Virtual) Introduction to Canvas

Wednesday, September 6
12-1pm
https://bluejeans.com/987986614

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

Sept 7 - Introduction to Canvas

Thursday, September 8
10-11:30am
University Library 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

Sept 7 - (Virtual) Grading & Assignments in Canvas

Thursday, September 7
12-1pm
https://bluejeans.com/717919642

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.

Sept 11 - Introduction to Canvas

Monday, September 11
10-11:30am
University Library 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

Sept 12 - Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection in Canvas

Tuesday, September 12
12-1pm
University Library 2635

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, adjust your default Turnitin assignment settings, and evaluate Turnitin assignment submissions.

Registration Required

Sept 13 - Get Social: Add Yellowdig to Your Course

Wednesday, September 13
10-11am
University Library 2635

Try a new way of encouraging your students to engage with the concepts they’re learning in your course. Yellowdig is a Facebook-like platform that can reside right in your Canvas course. Students can share links to articles, videos and more and then comment and debate about the shared content. Join us to learn if Yellowdig is right for you and how to set it up in your course.

Registration Required

Sept 13 - Grading & Assignments in Canvas

Wednesday, September 13
1:30-3pm
University Library, 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 for making assignments and grading more efficient.