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Educational Technologies

Educational technology great way to enhance learning. Consider ways that you learn best:

  • Simple text describing something, perhaps a procedure
  • Tip sheets listing the steps for an assignment, with illustrations
  • Videos that capture someone's voice narrating the steps while going through them
  • Interactive media that forces you to click or act

We strive to support our faculty and staff members in the use of technology and best practices. Our staff and TAs are equipped to help you with the following products:

  • Arc - Arc is a media creation and storing resource in Canvas. Students can have a discussion directly on the video! 
  • Canvas - Canvas is our campus learning management system (LMS). 
  • Canvas Commons - Canvas Commons is a learning object repository (LOR) available directly through Canvas. Share course content with your department, colleagues, or the Canvas Community.
  • Google Drive Save documents in your Google Drive to easily access and share anywhere you have internet access. 
  • Google DocsGoogle SheetsGoogle Slides - Share and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, or slideshows.
  • Google Forms - Create and distribute surveys or questionnaires quickly.
  • Grammarly - Use your NNU email address to begin checking your spelling and grammar.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) & Monitor - Restrict all computer activity, except Canvas, during an exam. Use LDB in conjunction with Monitor to enable webcam monitoring.
  • Screen Recording Programs (especially Arc in Canvas and the free Screencast-o-matic)
  • Smallpdf - Compress, split, merge, protect, or change PDFs.
  • TurnitinCheck papers for originality.
  • YouTube - Create and upload video content.

Full-Service Faculty Studio

To support faculty use of technology, a portion of the Title III grant has funded a full-service faculty studio, located in the basement of the ESWC building. A TA will record and edit your video content. Schedule a time to use the full-service Faculty Studio by emailing instructionaldesign@nnu.eduNote: Please plan in advance of your need as it can take 5-7 business days to edit and process these high-quality recordings.

Self-Service Studio 

The newest addition to our campus studios, funded by the Title III grant, is the Self-Service Studio which is available to all of the NNU community. The Self-Service Studio is a simple way to record video content. The studio has LED lights, an HD microphone, an HD video camera, and three backdrops. It is located in room 112 of the Leah Peterson Learning Commons. Reserve a time to use the Self-Service Studio. Bring a flash drive with you. Contact instructionaldesign@nnu.edu with questions.