Learning Communities

Northwestern Information Technology supports creativity and innovation in teaching and learning through the incorporation of Canvas and other educational technologies as an integral part of the educational experience at Northwestern University.

To this end, Teaching and Learning Technologies has broadened its focus, using Canvas as a platform to explore blended and active learning techniques and share them with the campus. Expanding Northwestern’s engagement with educational technologies is the focus of a variety of endeavors, including interactive workshops, public events, and working closely with collaborative faculty groups.


Educational Technology Teaching Fellows

The Educational Technology Teaching Fellows is a collaborative group of like-minded instructors dedicated to exploring blended learning opportunities using Canvas.

Experimental Teaching & Learning Analytics at Northwestern

An interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students interested in measuring and analyzing the learning and educational processes at various levels at Northwestern.

Active Learning Community of Practice

Active Learning Community of Practice

The Active Learning Community of Practice (ALCOP) is a self-sustaining and driven community. We welcome instructors who practice or are interested in implementing and innovating in active and collaborative learning techniques and spaces.

Northwestern Learning Designer Community

The Northwestern Learning Designer Community's mission is to cultivate a thriving instructional design community across all disciplines of the schools and colleges of Northwestern University. 

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Searle Fellows

The Searle Fellows Program aims to help early career faculty develop expertise and knowledge about learning and teaching.

Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop

The Kaplan Institute hosts a Digital Humanities Summer Workshop, which is supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The workshop is dedicated to teaching faculty how to implement digital humanities into undergraduate courses and research.