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Syllabus Design

Best practices and templates for creating a student-friendly syllabus

Assignments & Tests

Best practices and links to resources related to a variety of assignment types and tests

Studio: Video and Audio Creation in Canvas

Studio is a communication tool in Canvas that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media

Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor

The Lockdown Browser (LDB) restricts all computer activity, except Canvas, during an exam. Use LDB in conjunction with Monitor to enable webcam monitoring. This resource is a preventative tool for academic dishonesty. It requires some preparation for use in your class or NNU lab.

Video Conferencing

Guides to Big Blue Button, Google Meet, and BlueJeans for online video conferencing.


Canvas Update

🍂 Fall 2023 - View all the important new or updated Canvas features you should be aware of.

Drop-In Support 

Although you may visit Instructional Design & Technology at any time, we serve popcorn on Wednesdays! Stop by to see us in the Learning Commons, Suite 146.

House Calls

IDT also provides support by making "house calls" to offices, usually walking several buildings each week. Don't work in a campus office or want us to come at a specific time? Contact us at

Resources for Help

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor

Instructor Training Webinars - Register to attend live or receive a recorded training

New Feature! Screen Recording for Respondus Monitor

Turnitin & Draft Coach

Turnitin On-Demand and Webinar Training

Draft Coach via Google Docs Webinar

Getting Started with Canvas Webinars

How to create Quizzes in Canvas

How to Use Gradebook in Canvas

How to Use Assignments in Canvas

How to Import Content into Classes in Canvas


The mission of the Center for Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) is to empower instructors to prepare students to compete in the world as 21st-century learners. IDT does this by leveraging relevant technology, facilitating collaboration, customizing classroom environments, and using pedagogically sound practices that promote deeper levels of student learning and engagement in all modalities.

We do this by providing the following services:

  • Consulting with instructors on teaching and learning practices
  • Working with programs on curriculum planning or new program development
  • Supporting instructors in their use of technology in instruction
  • Resourcing the campus with tools that support faculty and employee development