During the 2020 summer, over 40 doctoral students throughout Northeastern University served as Academic Technology Scholars to assist faculty with the transition to hybrid and online teaching. The goal of the program was to equip faculty with the necessary knowledge and tools to be successful in their teaching once the Fall semester began. However, as the Fall semester quickly approached, it was clear that the program would not be able to resolve all questions regarding Canvas, Zoom, and online pedagogy. Rather, as the semester has begun, many new questions have arisen! As a result, the Academic Technology Scholars Program has continued with a handful of individuals, including myself, available to assist faculty who run into a range of questions while trying to teach in this new environment.
What can the Academic Technologies Scholar Program do for you?
AT Scholars can assist with Canvas course design, provide recommendations to improve student engagement, offer up tools available to improve course activities, and answer or provide resources to answer technical questions concerning Zoom and Canvas. If you have questions related to these topics and could benefit from a one-on-one consult, you can schedule one with an AT Scholar here.
What if the AT Scholars Program isn’t the right fit for your questions?
In addition to the Academic Technology Scholars Program, Northeastern has an array of other resources available to faculty as they continue to transition to hybrid and online teaching.
- For support with Zoom, visit the Zoom Help Center
- For articles about the various tools supported by Northeastern, visit Information Technologies Services
- For 24/7 Canvas support, click “Help” on your Canvas Dashboard
- For immediate support, Instructional Designers offer Zoom Drop-In Hours Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm EST