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Faculty Insights on Remote Teaching Highlighted in Video Series

Instructors across all Northwestern campuses and schools have adapted and expanded their teaching skills to remote learning environments. Leveraging a host of tools, including Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto, among others, instructors keep finding new ways to deliver world-class education to their students. Northwestern IT’s Media and Technology Innovation and Teaching and Learning Technologies teams partnered this summer to connect with faculty in multiple disciplines to gather their remote teaching insights. Those faculty conversations have been curated into a new video series on the Digital Learning site. Watch the Videos

UPDATE: Zoom Cancels Security Requirement Change

Zoom has canceled its decision, to make a Waiting Room or Passcode mandatory for all meetings on September 27, 2020. Therefore, Northwestern users will not be required to choose one of these options when scheduling meetings moving forward. Despite this change in plans, Northwestern IT continues to advise all users to secure meetings as needed and request a webinar license for any meetings where the link will be promoted publicly on a website or social media. Read more

Defuse the Room - Tips to Avoid "Zoombombing"

"Zoombombing" occurs when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. These intrusions are disruptive and can result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to prepare by understanding the risks of "Zoombombing" and reviewing your options for setting up meetings. View Tips and How-To Videos

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Tech Resources at Your Fingertips. Ready. Set. Go.

Students, faculty, and staff: Review these quick start guides to learn how to take full advantage of Northwestern's tech resources



As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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Faculty and Staff

Northwestern IT offers essential services and tools needed for teaching, research, and administration including Canvas, Box, SharePoint, conferencing, telephone services, and lecture capture.
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As a member of the Northwestern community, you have access to a multitude of technology tools to collaborate with colleagues, conduct research, teach, and manage your daily life at Northwestern.
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IT Community

Northwestern IT professionals can find work-related tools and resources, join or create communities of practice and interest, collaborate with colleagues, and get helpful information.

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