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Northwestern offers a number of opportunities for you as an instructor, student, or staff member to enhance your teaching and learning experience or workplace collaboration with digital tools.

Options below are supported through Northwestern Information Technology. If you are looking for a conferencing option (video or audio conferencing with up to 100 guests), please see our Conferencing Recommendation guide. We also have another recommendation guide to help you find the best online storage/file sharing options currently supported through IT. 

If you're interested in a technology not listed below, send us an email. We're always happy to help.  

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For Instructors

Record Myself

Self-Service Video Production Studio

Self-Service Video Production Studio in Mudd Library

  • Product Name: SELF-SERVICE VIDEO PRODUCTION STUDIO, LIGHTBOARD
  • Used for: LECTURE CAPTURE
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: NOT DIRECTLY, BUT VIDEOS CAN BE EMBEDDED 
  • Get Started: RESERVE A TIME
Learn More

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Share Content with My Class

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Information and instructions on using Zoom and the Zoom Canvas integration for teaching and learning at Northwestern University

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Upgrade My Classroom Experience

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Store and Share Files Online

Information and instructions on using Zoom and the Zoom Canvas integration for teaching and learning at Northwestern University

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Hold an Online Meeting or Live Stream Content (Videoconferencing)

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Search the Library's Digital Audio and Video Collection

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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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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Preparation for Teaching in the Next Normal

Remote office hours

Questions outside of class are no longer confined to set times in a specific location.

Discussions outside of class no longer need to be confined to set times or a specific location. 

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Plan for the unexpected when setting course policies around attendance, deadlines, and grading.

Plan for the unexpected when setting course policies around attendance, deadlines, and grading. 

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Creation of short, topical videos to address lingering questions from class.

Creation of short, topical videos to address lingering questions from class. 

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Lecture Recordings

Lecture recordings provide a great resource for students to review content in advance of an exam and largely do not affect in-class attendance.

Lecture recordings provide a great resource for students to review content in advance of an exam and largely do not affect in-class attendance.

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For Staff

Record Myself

Self-Service Video Production Studio

Self-Service Video Production Studio in Mudd Library

  • Product Name: SELF-SERVICE VIDEO PRODUCTION STUDIO, LIGHTBOARD
  • Used for: LECTURE CAPTURE
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: NOT DIRECTLY, BUT VIDEOS CAN BE EMBEDDED 
  • Get Started: RESERVE A TIME
Learn More

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Store and Share Files Online

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Hold an Online Meeting or Live Stream Content (Videoconferencing)

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Search the Library's Digital Audio and Video Collection

Upgrade My Meetings

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

For Students

Record Myself

Self-Service Video Production Studio

Self-Service Video Production Studio in Mudd Library

  • Product Name: SELF-SERVICE VIDEO PRODUCTION STUDIO, LIGHTBOARD
  • Used for: LECTURE CAPTURE
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: NOT DIRECTLY, BUT VIDEOS CAN BE EMBEDDED 
  • Get Started: RESERVE A TIME
Learn More

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Hold an Online Meeting (Videoconferencing)

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Store and Share Files Online

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Information and instructions on using Zoom and the Zoom Canvas integration for teaching and learning at Northwestern University

Learn More

Search the Library's Digital Audio and Video Collection

Upgrade My Meetings

Cloud-based audio/video/content sharing conferencing service

  • Allows up to 200 attendee endpoints* to connect to a meeting for student accounts and up to 300 attendee endpoints for faculty and staff accounts.
  • Supports HD videoconferencing, screen sharing, and real-time video sharing
  • Live chat is available during meetings and can be recorded
  • Breakout rooms to support collaboration and team projects
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integration with Panopto, Northwestern's desktop recording and media management platform
Learn More

Remote Teaching and Learning Work Study Opportunities

For Canvas

For opportunities to enhance your Canvas course, please see the Canvas Resource Hub:

Canvas Resource Hub

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