Upcoming events

In our Winter 2020 programming for faculty and graduate students, we’re offering three different themes of workshops:
  • making courses more accessible
  • transcribing audio and video as part of digital humanities research
  • discovering the magic of digital storytelling


Workshop: Accommodating Common Accommodations
  • Friday, January 24 2:00-3:00 PM (Kresge 2530)
  • Thursday, January 30 12:00-1:00 PM (Kresge 2530)
In this first session of a series on accessibility, we cover some of the most common affordances requested of Northwestern faculty (extra time, extended due dates, note-taking, and redundant learning materials. With these considerations in mind, we show you how to use and customize Canvas to address these specific needs.

(offered in conjunction with Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies)

Workshop: Making Course Content Accessible (Word and PDF docs)

  • Friday, February 14 2:00-3:30 PM (Kresge 2530)
  • Thursday, February 20 12:00-1:30 PM (Kresge 2530)
This workshop dives deeper into the some of the most frequently distributed types of course documents Microsoft Word files, PDFs, and electronic course packets. We demonstrate the steps necessary to improve the accessibility of these materials so that they are searchable, navigable, and have improved compatibility with screen readers.

(offered in conjunction with Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies)

Workshop: Making Powerpoint Accessible

  • Tuesday, March 10, 3:00-4:30 PM (Kresge 2530)
  • Wednesday, March 11, 11:30-1:00 PM (Kresge 2530)
PowerPoint presentations are often at the heart of many lectures and talks. In this workshop we share and model various ways of making compelling and engaging PowerPoint documents that are accessible across a variety of learner types, including those with reduced vision, dyslexia or specific learning needs.

(offered in conjunction with Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies)

Digital Humanities Research

Workshop: Audio and Video Interviewing and Transcribing

  • Thursday, March 5, 2-3:30PM (Kresge 2530)
  • Monday, March 9, 3:30-5PM (Kresge 2530)

When conducting Humanities research in the field, interview recordings are no longer piles of notes in legal pads, but actual recordings. Once transcribed, these recordings open up many opportunities – searchable data and publication in media archives among them. In this workshop, you will learn tips to record distribution-quality audio and video of interviews, interviewing techniques, and the tools available to aid in transcribing these interviews.

Digital Storytelling

Workshop: Digital Storytelling through Podcasts

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Workshop: Digital Storytelling through Video Essays

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