Full Time Faculty – NU Kirkland
Discovery (based on Moodle) is our Learning Management Software and a site is created for every face to face course. You are required to post your Syllabus and open the course to students at least one week before the start of class. Assignments and resources can also be added for your students. Discovery has many features including a gradebook, an attendance application, online discussion forums, and online quizzes. Assignments can be submitted to Turnitin and an Originality Report will be generated for you and your students. Comments and the grade can be added to papers using the Feedback Studio feature of Turnitin.
- You are enrolled in a course called NU Faculty Tutorials which contains videos and handouts to help you with Discovery. The same resources are available on the Discovery Resources page on the ITC website.
- Support is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Instructional Technology Center.
- Checklist for Building a Discovery Course.
Panopto is our lecture capture software. Every classroom computer has the Panopto Recorder client which will enable you to capture lectures and presentations. You can also use the Panopto Recorder in the ITC Recording Studio or from your office or home computer to record content for your students.
Pancasts (Panopto recordings) are available to students via the Panopto block in Discovery and students can view them online or download them to iTunes. See Panopto Resources for more information.
- All Kirkland classrooms are equipped with: computer, video camera (for Panopto), document camera, and a projector or 70′ HDMI screen for displaying content. Most classrooms have a DVD/VHS player. There is a Blue-ray player in Argue HSC 104.
- A few classrooms contain a SMART Board or SMART Podium: R-1, R-2, R-4, R-5, Barton 200, Argue HSC 229, Argue HSC 231, & Argue HSC 233. See SMART Technology Resources.
- Office 2013 has been installed on all classroom and computer lab computers.
Note: All NU employees can purchase Office 2016 (PC), Office 2016 (Mac), Office 10 for $9.95 each from Kivuto using the Software Deals link on the Information Technology Department website. Other products are also available.
- Call the IT Help Desk (425.889.5310) if you have a problem with classroom technology.
- If additional technology is needed for a class use the Equipment Request form.
- Be sure to turn off project/screen and log off computer before leaving the classroom.
All Full-time Faculty have a website on Eagle. You can add content to your page using Eagle CMS. Contact us for assistance in adding or updating content on your page.
All Faculty also have a website on the Northwest University site which is managed by College Advancement. To add or update content on your page email web.northwestu.edu. If you are updating content it is recommended that you copy current information to Word and make changes using the “track change” option or highlight all changes in red.
- The Eagle website contains announcements, links, and information that will be helpful to you as a professor at Northwest University. The main links are:
- NU – This is the official Northwest University website which provides information regarding our academic programs, branch campuses, events, NU Calendar, and other information about NU.
- Library – This is the Library website where you can search the NU – Kirkland collection as well as online databases, many of them providing access to articles that you can read or download. The NU Syllabus Archive is also available from the Library webpage.
- Courses – This menu contains links to Self-Service (info about courses that you are teaching and students enrolled, final course grades will be added to Self-Service at end of semester – see Faculty Self-Service Introduction), Discovery courses, Online Campus (courses with /1000 & /2000 level sections) & My Textbooks.
- Shop – This menu contains links to Eagle Exchange (NU apparel, gifts, and accessories) and Amazon.com (textbooks).
- E-Mail – This link provides access to Employee E-Mail and Student E-Mail. Students have access to Office 365 via their E-Mail account.
If you hover over Academics – Departments – Student Services or Campus Resources you will see a menu of links.
Use your NU email address and password to log in to Eagle and then click on My Profile. You will find your NU ID at the top of the page. The following sections may be available on your Profile page:
- My Account: Current balance, monthly statements and more
- My Academics: Includes a list of current courses, and other links.
- My Printing: Printing and Long Distance codes.
- My Information: Address and content information, can be edited
- My Emergency Contact Information: Add Emergency contact information.
- NU Alerts: Add or update text and email information which will be used when a campus alert is sent out.
Additional options on this page include Maintenance requests, My Parking, and My Textbooks.
Northwest University Directories
Employee and Student Directories can be accessed by selecting Directories from the Campus Resources list. You must be logged into Eagle to view the Directories. For information on sending a Fax see the How do I Send a Fax FAQ on the IT website.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
We have a number of tutorials to help students with Discovery, Turnitin, and Panopto. They have access to these resources via a Discovery course called NU Student Tutorials, but feel free to direct them to the NU Student Tutorials course in Discovery or to the Student Tutorial page, or add links to these resources to your Discovery site.
- Technology Assistance
The IT Help Desk is available via phone (425.889.5310) or by emailing email@example.com. You can also search the FAQ on the IT Website. The Information Technology Department is located in Barton 122.
- Outlook Email & Calendar
• Outlook Email is available from your office computer. If you are off campus you can access your NU Email via the Eagle website: Eagle –> E-Mail –> Employees. Log in using your entire email address and current password.
• Outlook Calendar is used by the Provost and others to schedule meetings. Please add your classes, meetings, and times when you are not available to your calendar.
- Files on your Office Computer
• It is recommended that you save files to your S: Drive which is shared by others in your School/College. The files on the S: Drive are automatically backed up and are available to you from any campus computer.
• You can also save files to the N: Drive. The files on the N: Drive are available to everyone on campus from any campus computer and are automatically backed up.
- Remote Desktop Connection & Off Campus Assess to your Files
• From any computer on campus you can use the Remote Desktop Connection option to access the content on your C:, S: or N: Drive by following this path: Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>Remote Desktop Connection. Type in the name of your computer (found on the small white sticker on your computer). You will login using your NU user name and password.
• Your computer can be accessed from off-campus via a VPN connection. For details search for “vpn” in the IT FAQ.
- Equipment Requests
Use the Equipment Request form on the IT website if you need to request equipment for a special class or event.
If you have a special guest in your class and they will be using equipment other than the classroom equipment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request that IT staff be present to ensure a proper equipment setup. Also, if you would like to record a special speaker or class presentation that you will want to keep for future use, send an email to email@example.com requesting a video camera set up that will result in a better recording.
- Printing Services
If you are printing more than 50 copies of an item it is faster and easier to send a Print Order Request to Printing Services using the form that is available on their webpage. Your order will be delivered to your mail box within 24 hours. Rush orders will be accommodated when possible.
- NU Password
Passwords expire every 6 months and you will receive a notice that your password is about to expire. You can change your password using the NU Password Management site. If you are unable to log into Eagle or Discovery it may mean that your password has expired so call the Help Desk at 425.889.5310 to ask that your password be reset. Password requirements have changed.
- NU Distribution Lists
You will be placed on a number of NU Lists according to committee assignments and role. You will be able to send and receive emails using the specific Distribution list address. See NU Distribution List.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER
We are here to provide technology support and training for YOU. Please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), by phone (425.889.7832) or stop by the ITC in Rice 25.