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Find a new technique to use today

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.  

Need assistance?  Contact us

For Instructors

Record Myself

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

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Self-Service Video Production Studio

Record Myself & Lightboard

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
More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Share Content with My Class

Library Media

Find & Share Entire Movies or Clips

Library Media

  • Product Name: AVALON MEDIA SYSTEM
  • Used to: ACCESS THE NU LIBRARY DIGITAL MEDIA REPOSITORY
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ACCESS AVALON
More
BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Box

Easy & Safe File Sharing

Box

  • Product Name: BOX
  • Used for: ONLINE FILE SHARING, CONTENT MANAGEMENT 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: CREATE A BOX ACCOUNT
More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Upgrade My Classroom Experience

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Store and Share Files Online

Box

Easy & Safe File Sharing

Box

  • Product Name: BOX
  • Used for: ONLINE FILE SHARING, CONTENT MANAGEMENT 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: CREATE A BOX ACCOUNT
More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Hold an Online Meeting or Live Stream Content (Videoconferencing)

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Search the Library's Digital Audio and Video Collection

Library Media

Find & Share Entire Movies or Clips

Library Media

  • Product Name: AVALON MEDIA SYSTEM
  • Used to: ACCESS THE NU LIBRARY DIGITAL MEDIA REPOSITORY
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ACCESS AVALON
More
Students studying

Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR)

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

Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR)

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.

More

Participate in a Pilot

Canvas Support Chatbot

Get Help with Common Canvas Questions Quickly

Canvas Support Chatbot

  • Product Name: CANVAS CHATBOT
  • Used for: CANVAS HELP
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: HELP ICON IN THE MAIN LEFT NAVIGATION IN CANVAS
More

For Staff

Record Myself

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Self-Service Video Production Studio

Record Myself & Lightboard

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
More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Store and Share Files Online

Box

Easy & Safe File Sharing

Box

  • Product Name: BOX
  • Used for: ONLINE FILE SHARING, CONTENT MANAGEMENT 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: CREATE A BOX ACCOUNT
More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Hold an Online Meeting or Live Stream Content (Videoconferencing)

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Search the Library's Digital Audio and Video Collection

Library Media

Find & Share Entire Movies or Clips

Library Media

  • Product Name: AVALON MEDIA SYSTEM
  • Used to: ACCESS THE NU LIBRARY DIGITAL MEDIA REPOSITORY
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ACCESS AVALON
More

Upgrade My Meetings

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Participate in a Pilot

For Students

Record Myself

Self-Service Video Production Studio

Record Myself & Lightboard

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
More
BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Hold an Online Meeting (Videoconferencing)

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Store and Share Files Online

Box

Easy & Safe File Sharing

Box

  • Product Name: BOX
  • Used for: ONLINE FILE SHARING, CONTENT MANAGEMENT 
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: CREATE A BOX ACCOUNT
More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Search the Library's Digital Audio and Video Collection

Library Media

Find & Share Entire Movies or Clips

Library Media

  • Product Name: AVALON MEDIA SYSTEM
  • Used to: ACCESS THE NU LIBRARY DIGITAL MEDIA REPOSITORY
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: ACCESS AVALON
More

Upgrade My Meetings

BlueJeans

Host, Record, & Share a Videoconference

BlueJeans

More
Panopto

Desktop Video Recording & Live Streaming

Panopto

  • Product Name: PANOPTO
  • Used for: VIDEO RECORDING, LIVE STREAMING, HOSTING
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: LOGIN, FEINBERG LOGIN, KELLOGG LOGIN
More

Participate in a Pilot

Canvas Support Chatbot

Get Help with Common Canvas Questions Quickly

Canvas Support Chatbot

  • Product Name: CANVAS CHATBOT
  • Used for: CANVAS HELP
  • Cost: NONE
  • Canvas Integration: YES
  • Get started: HELP ICON IN THE MAIN LEFT NAVIGATION IN CANVAS
More

For Canvas

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

Canvas Resource Hub