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Blue Jeans Discontinued

As of Monday, June 15, 2020, Blue Jeans will no longer be available in Northwestern's Canvas LMS. All Blue Jeans accounts will remain accessible until Saturday, August 1, 2020. Faculty are encouraged to download any Blue Jeans recordings they want to preserve before August 1. Contact the SPS Distance Leaning staff if you have questions or concerns.

Running a web conference

While the online courses offered through the School of Professional studies are asynchronous, there are still many opportunities and options for synchronous communication. Optional weekly class meetings, virtual office hours, student group projects, and more are all opportunities for students and instructors to speak with each other live. These guides will explain some best practices for web conferencing, as well as compare the various tools available at Northwestern.

Web Conferencing Tools

This guide explains the different web conference tools available to instructors, with comparisons between the features available in each.
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