Learning
Technologies

SoundCloud

SoundCloud

SoundCloud is an audio hosting service that can be used to share podcasts and other audio recordings with students.

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Canvas

Canvas

Canvas is a Learning Management System that gives faculty and students a platform to share lessons, educational content, and discussions in online classes.

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Arc

Arc

An interactive video tool from Canvas. Access is currently restricted to a pilot.

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Camtasia

Camtasia

Camtasia is ideal for screencasting to faculty who plan to spend as much time editing their videos as they do planning and recording them.

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Canvas Video

Canvas Video

The Canvas Video recorder is built into the LMS and allows faculty and students to record quick, immediate video responses.

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Lightboard

Lightboard

The Lightboard studio allows the creation of highly visible sketches and equations during a lecture, in a natural way, without post-production editing.

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One Button Studio

One Button Studio

An easy, self-sufficient production studio, requiring no tech set-up or support. Users press one button and start recording.

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Screen-o-Matic

Screencast-o-Matic

The DL staff recommends using Screencast-O-Matic Pro when you want to create a video very quickly and share it immediately, with little to no time spent editing or reviewing the video before sharing it.

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Canvas Collaborations

Canvas Collaborations

Canvas Collaborations integrates with Google Docs to simplify the collaborative process.

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Canvas Groups

Canvas Groups

Students can create groups of their own, or an instructor can set up groups.

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Google Email & Apps

Google Email & Apps

Google Email, often referred to as Gmail, is an electronic messaging service hosted by Google.

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NUSites

NUSites

NU Sites is a WordPress-based website publishing platform available for student and faculty use.

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Canvas Discussion

Canvas Discussion

The Canvas Discussion Boards are a central piece of the Canvas LMS and allow for asynchronous student conversation.

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Nebula

Nebula

Nebula is a graphic interface for discussion boards, developed by Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering.

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Yellowdig

Yellowdig

Yellowdig is a Facebook-like tool for the online classroom that allows students and faculty to share links, images, videos, articles, and other web content with their peers.

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Piktochart

Piktochart

Piktochart is a web-based tool to create modern, professional-looking, dynamic, and interactive infographics to embed inside Canvas.

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Thinglink

Thinglink

Thinglink is a tool that creates interactive graphics.

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ProtorU

ProctorU

ProctorU is an online test proctoring service that observes online students live while they take exams.

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Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans is Northwestern University’s main web conferencing platform.

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Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing system that provides a variety of web-based meetings, including voice, video, and screen sharing.

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