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Northwestern Canvas Hall of Fame

Students: Nominate Your Instructor(s)

Did you take a class this quarter that had a particularly great Canvas site? Something that was easy to navigate, visually appealing, or did something unexpected? We want to know!

At the TEACHx celebration each May, we will induct three new courses into the Northwestern Canvas Hall of Fame. Nominations for this honor come entirely from Northwestern students*.

  • Students who nominate any of the courses selected as winners will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card and are automatically entered into a drawing at TEACHx for a $100 Visa gift card.
  • Instructors of the winning courses will be publicly recognized at TEACHx and receive both a physical certificate and a cash award.

How Does it Work?

Take a moment to complete this short survey.


You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and information about the course you are nominating (including the URL of the course’s homepage and a four-sentence justification for the nomination).

Courses can be nominated in one of three categories:

  • Most Innovative Course Site: This award will be given to the instructor who best exhibited an innovative approach to the delivery of their course in Canvas. This open category allows students to identify what they find innovative in Canvas.
  • Best Use of Video: This award recognizes faculty who use Zoom or Panopto to deliver or supplement lecture content in an engaging and, where possible, interactive way.
  • Excellence in DEI/Accessibility: This award honors faculty who have successfully integrated the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility into their Canvas site.

While a course can be nominated in multiple categories, only one winner will be selected per category.

Help us honor the teachers who go above and beyond to create a great experience for students in the digital classroom—nominate a course today and enter for your chance to win!

*You must be a Northwestern undergraduate or graduate student with a valid NetID to enter this contest.

Past Winners


  • Excellence in DEI/Accessibility: Rosemary Bush, Assistant Professor of Instruction and Weinberg College Adviser
  • Most Innovative Course Site: Connor Bain, Assistant Professor of Instruction, McCormick School of Engineering
  • Best Use of Video: Erez Levy, Visiting Associate Professor of Finance, Kellog School of Management
  • Honorable Mention: Eli Kean, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Adviser, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences


  • Excellence in DEI/Accessibility: Annie Wilkinson​, SPAN Postdoctoral Fellow​ (2022-24), Gender & Sexuality Studies 
  • Most Innovative Course Site: Aude Raymond​, Christiane H. Rey, and Patricia Scarampi, co-teachers, department of French
  • Best Use of Video: Emily Kadens​, Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Memorial Professor of Law
  • Honorable Mention: Torsten Menge, Assistant Professor in Residence, Liberal Arts Program at Northwestern University Qatar