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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.


Upcoming Drop-In Support Dates

Academic Services Drop-In Support is an opportunity to receive help from various Academic Services departments such as the Library, Instructional Design, and the Writing Center, all in one place. All Drop-In Support times are offered virtually via Google Meet and run from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m (new time this semester). 

  • Friday, January 15
  • Friday, February 19
  • Friday, March 12
  • Friday, April 16
  • Monday, May 10

Google Meet Information

House Call Schedule

This semester IDT is trying to increase our presence around campus by making "house calls" to offices and offering immediate support where needed. Below, you'll see our schedule of when you can expect us to be walking around your building. Don't work in a campus office or want us to come at a specific time? Contact

  • Wednesday, January 13 - Wiley, Thomas, & Emerson
  • Wednesday, January 20 - Learning Commons, ESWC, Fine Arts
  • Wednesday, January 27 - Helstrom, Williams, JSC
  • Wednesday, February 3 - Wiley, Thomas, & Emerson
  • Wednesday, February 10 - Learning Commons, ESWC, Fine Arts
  • Wednesday, February 17 - Helstrom, Williams, JSC
  • Wednesday, February 24 - Wiley, Thomas, & Emerson
  • Wednesday, March 3 - Learning Commons, ESWC, Fine Arts
  • Wednesday, March 10 - Helstrom, Williams, JSC
  • Wednesday, March 17 - Wiley, Thomas, & Emerson
  • Wednesday, March 31 - Learning Commons, ESWC, Fine Arts
  • Wednesday, April 7 - Helstrom, Williams, JSC
  • Wednesday, April 14 - Wiley, Thomas, & Emerson
  • Wednesday, April 21 - Learning Commons, ESWC, Fine Arts
  • Wednesday, April 28 - Helstrom, Williams, JSC


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