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

Jan 17 - Quizzes & Surveys in Canvas

Tuesday, January 17
10-11am
University Library, Room 2635

This workshop will take a deeper look into Canvas’ quiz and survey tools. We will cover all the basics you need to start creating quizzes and surveys in your Canvas courses. We’ll review the various question types you can make, and how to create question banks and surveys. You’ll also explore how your students’ grades will appear in the gradebook.

Registration Required

Jan 18 - Clean Up Your Canvas Course (Virtual)

Wednesday, January 18
12-1pm
Online, via Adobe Connect

Students want Canvas courses that are easy to navigate! Learn about different organization options to help students effortlessly find and use your course materials. This workshop is intended for instructors who are already using Canvas, but want to streamline their course.

Registration Required

Jan 19 - Turnitin in Canvas

Thursday, January 19
10:30-11:30am
University Library, Room 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

Jan 20 - Grading & Assignments in Canvas

Friday, January 20
10-11:30am
University Library, Room 2635

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover how to create assignments and grade them in Canvas. We’ll take a closer look at some Canvas tools 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.

Registration Required

Jan 23 - Grading & Assignments in Canvas

Monday, January 23
10-11:30am
University Library, Room 2635

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover how to create assignments and grade them in Canvas. We’ll take a closer look at some Canvas tools 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.

Registration Required

Jan 27 - Grading & Assignments in Canvas (Virtual)

Friday, January 27
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

Feb 2 - Self-Grading Homework in Canvas (Virtual)

Thursday, February 2
12-1pm
Online, via Adobe Connect

This workshop will take a deeper look into Canvas’ quiz and survey tools. We will cover all the basics you need to start creating quizzes and surveys in your Canvas courses. We’ll review the various question types you can make, and how to create question banks and surveys. You’ll also explore how your students’ grades will appear in the gradebook.

Registration Required

Feb 10 - Copyright: What you need to know (Virtual)

Friday, February 10
12-1pm
Online, via Adobe Connect

Copyright law is confusing. Can I use copyrighted materials in my course? What are the appropriate channels to acquire and distribute copyrighted materials? This session will go over copyright basics and also give you additional help resources. The first portion of the session is an overview of copyright essentials and helpful resources. The final 20 minutes of the workshop is devoted to answering your questions.

Registration Required

Feb 15 - Introduction to Canvas (Virtual)

Wednesday, February 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

Feb 17 - Introduction to Canvas (Virtual)

Friday, February 17
10:30am-12pm
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