Tech Talk Series

Tech Talks

The Tech Talk series is a chance for you to improve your knowledge of new technology and technology-related issues that impact the academic and work environment of the University. These informal, interactive, 45-minute webinars are designed to share the latest news and information and answer your technology questions.

Registration for these events is required; once you have registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with participation information and a link to join the event.


Videoconferencing with Blue Jeans – May 5

Since launching in fall 2015, Blue Jeans, a new high-resolution cloud-based video conferencing service, has been connecting faculty, students, and staff across campus and around the world. Whether you need to make an impromptu call to a colleague or give a video presentation to 100 viewers, Blue Jeans is a great option. Join this event to learn:

  • Blue Jeans basics, including how to sign up for an account and start a meeting
  • Best practices for using Blue Jeans
  • How to use Blue Jeans in Canvas

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
Register now for this event

Get a Digital Security Reality Check – May 19

Information security means protecting three things: your data, your devices, your Northwestern! Northwestern IT helps you stay safe by providing essential tools, resources, and support, but your active involvement is key. Join us to learn how to secure your data at work and at home. At this Tech Talk, we’ll cover:

  • The top five tools you need to protect yourself
  • Building your defense-in-depth
  • Demystifying mobile device security

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
Register now for this event

Canvas Beyond the Basics – June 2

There’s so much more to Canvas than a place to display your syllabi. Over the past year, curious faculty members have explored creative ways to use Canvas in their classrooms, from incorporating active learning techniques using mini whiteboards to implementation of peer review in a chemistry class. At this Tech Talk, you'll learn about:

  • Course design innovations from Ed Tech Teaching Fellows’ projects
  • Analysis of course dynamics from the members of Experimental Teaching and Learning Analytics at Northwestern
  • In-class screen-sharing from the Active Learning Environments program participants
  • How to incorporate Canvas in summer and fall courses

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
Register now for this event

Additional Information

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