Online Learning Webinars

Quality Matters: May 2016 Online Learning Webinar

In this Learning Webinar, the Director of Online Program Development, Dr. Reba-Anna Lee covered the Quality Matters Standards Rubric in depth. She focused on how the standards are defined and some of the ways they can be met in an online/hybrid course. The purpose was for faculty to gain a working knowledge of Quality Matters Standards 1-8 that will help in designing/redesigning an online/hybrid course. This was the second of two Quality Matters webinars offered by The School of Professional Studies Office of Distance Learning during the Spring 2016 quarter. A recording of the session is available on Adobe Connect.


Quality Matters: April 2016 Online Learning Webinar

The April Online Learning Webinar focused on Quality Matters. Reba-Anna Lee, Director of Online Program Development, provided an overview of Quality Matters. She highlighted the program’s underlining principles, purpose and standards rubric. The webinar concluded with a preview of the second part of the series which will focus on the application of the QM rubric to online course design. A recording of the webinar is available via Adobe Connect. For more information, please contact Reba-Anna Lee at reba-anna.lee@northwestern.edu.


Canvas Analytics: March 2016 Online Learning Webinar

The March Online Learning Webinar focused on Canvas Analytics. Jackie Wickham, instructional technologist, provided an overview of three different types of built-in Canvas Analytics for instructors: Course Analytics, Course Statistics, and the Student Interactions Report. Analytics for Zaption and YellowDig were also discussed. The webinar concluded with a preview of upcoming analytics initiatives. A recording of the webinar is available here, via Adobe Connect. For more information, please contact Jackie Wickham at jackie@northwestern.edu.


Nebula: February 2016 Online Learning Webinar

The February Online Learning Webinar focused on Nebula, a new tool developed by Northwestern’s department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science in collaboration with Northwestern Information Technology. Nebula integrates with the discussion board in any Canvas course to build a visual network graph of the course discussions. For more information about Nebula, see this blog post. The recording of February’s Online Learning Webinar is available here. If you’re interested in learning more about Nebula, participating in a test discussion, or adding Nebula to your course, contact Jackie Wickham.


Planning for Accessibility: January 2016 Online Learning Webinar

The first Online Learning Webinar of 2016 focused on accessibility. In Planning to Write for Accessibility, Christine Scherer and Krissy Wilson demonstrated a number of simple steps that designers and developers can take to make course sites more accessible. They demonstrated how screenreaders work and how to use functions that already exist within Canvas to increase accessibility. A recording of the presentation is available on Adobe Connect, and the presentation slides are available for viewing and download: Planning to Write an Accesible Online Course – SPS DL Webinar – 1_2016. If you are interested in learning about improving accessibility in your course, please