New Collaboration Tool Live in Canvas

  • Blue Jeans web conferencing service now available in all Northwestern Canvas courses
  • Quickly and easily connect from any device, any time

Starting now, the Blue Jeans web conferencing service is available in every Northwestern course on Canvas. It provides easy to use, high-resolution videoconferencing and content sharing on any device for a great price – FREE. Blue Jeans enables greater flexibility for faculty and students to bring in guest lecturers, enable group collaboration, and hold office hours at convenient times from anywhere in the world on any device.

Faculty from Medill and Kellogg piloted the integration of Blue Jeans into Canvas during the Fall Quarter and the feedback was unanimously positive. Medill’s Frank Dudley used Blue Jeans for both his online and blended courses, praising its flexibility to allow him to seamlessly include outside thought leaders and guest lecturers into the online learning experience. Professor Dudley and his students have set the current record for number of minutes used by a single course in 10 weeks, with more than 260 hours logged. Kellogg’s Jan van Mieghem also applauded the Blue Jeans integration for allowing him to easily meet with his EMBA groups that include students in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and the U.S. simultaneously.

We invite all faculty and students in Canvas to give it a try. Anyone with a Northwestern NetID can get a free account and begin using it now either by going to the Northwestern Blue Jeans page or simply by clicking the Blue Jeans tab in their Canvas course site. To learn more and see a video demonstration of the integration in action, please visit the Canvas Learning Center.