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Find a new technique to use today

Northwestern Information Teaching and Learning Technologies offers a number of opportunities to compliment and extend the capabilities of your Canvas courses with supported apps and digital tools.

See the list below for some of the programs available to use in your Canvas courses today.  Please note that these tools are only the ones that are available across all Northwestern schools. Your individual school's IT department will have a more comprehensive list that will include school-specific licenses.  

Add a Learning App to My Canvas Course

Enhance Course Discussion and Collaboration

Share Content with My Class

Record, Share, or Stream Videos

Hold an Online Meeting or Videoconference

Accessibility and Inclusivity Tools

  • Product Name: NAMECOACH
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
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Student Response Systems

Plagiarism Detection

Analytics and Visualization Tools

Secure Exam Proctoring in Canvas

Submit Final Grades to CAESAR

Access to Free and Low-Cost Course Materials

Students studying

Starting Points for Improving Access to Course Materials

Northwestern students are expected to budget upwards of $1,600 per year for books and supplies. These costs vary by discipline and can negatively affect academic performance, especially students from low or middle income backgrounds. While scholarships, grants, and loans help tuition and housing, textbooks and supplies tend to fall directly within the student’s family or individual contribution, causing disparity within the classroom.

To raise awareness of this issue and support faculty and instructors throughout the process of addressing course costs, Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR) is a network of Northwestern faculty and staff interested in reducing or eliminating supplemental costs associated with required textbooks, course packets, access codes, equipment, and software.

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Participate in a Pilot

Planning to use video in your course?

Three things to note:

  1. Providing links to video is generally okay (or using things like YouTube’s embedding code, where applicable);
  2. Use a legal copy of the video (for example, don’t use an intermediate program to download YouTube videos);
  3. Licenses and contracts (like clicking “I agree” to the terms involved in creating a YouTube account) may trump the ability to use an exception like fair use.
Here are some other resources that go into a little more detail:

Using Video and Audio in Teaching (online and otherwise)

This is the more comprehensive resource—it addresses online video directly. Note that some of the descriptions are vague: “X may be fair use sometimes.” While that may be true, faculty still need to consider whether fair use applies the same way in their case.

Know Your Copy Rights

While this brochure is a bit older, the principles it outlines are still solid: promotion of linking, public domain materials, fair use, and Creative Commons materials are all still great strategies. Note that the uses it covers are a bit broader than strictly online video.

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