Northwestern IT Inducts Professor Connor Bain to Canvas Hall of Fame

Bain won the award for “Most Innovative Course Site” and was also a finalist in the “Best Use of Lecture Videos” category

Connor Bain (Photo by Northwestern IT Media and Technology Innovation)

Northwestern Engineering’s Connor Bain was inducted into the Canvas Hall of Fame on May 16 during the annual Northwestern Information Technology and the Office of the Provost TEACHx event.

Nominated entirely by Northwestern students, Bain won the “Most Innovative Course Site” award for COMP_SCI 110: Introduction to Computer Programming. He was also a finalist in the “Best Use of Lecture or Recorded Video” category for COMP_SCI 111: Fundamentals of Computer Programming I.

Launched in 2022 to honor instructors who go above and beyond to engage students through the Canvas Learning Management System, the Northwestern Canvas Hall of Fame celebrates exemplary course design and the innovative use of digital tools to enhance student learning experiences.

“Connor’s commitment to excellence in teaching and his dedication to leveraging Canvas for creating engaging and effective learning environments has set a remarkable example for his students, who nominated his class for these awards,” said Victoria Getis, senior director of teaching and learning technologies at Northwestern Information Technology.

Bain is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Computer Science at the McCormick School of Engineering. He joined Northwestern Computer Science in 2021, after earning the first doctoral degree from the joint program in Computer Science and Learning Sciences (CS + LS) through Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy and Northwestern Engineering.

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