Category Archives: 2013 September ITS Newsletter

The new InfoCommons and first floor of Snell Library

Information Technology Services (ITS) is excited to be involved with the opening of the newly renovated first floor of Snell Library. Spearheaded by the Provost, and supported by the Library, ITS and Facilities, the new cutting-edge facility is now available to Husky Card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The transformed first floor of […]

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Printing just got easier

ITS has been working on several upgrades over the summer that will improve the printing experience. Highlights include new printer driver software, expanded printing across the Boston campus, more printers in the residence halls, simplified printer queue names and settings, and duplex printing by default for black and white letter sized (8.5 x 11”) printouts. […]

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Is that InfoCommons computer available? LabMaps now in use

In addition to the upgrades to the InfoCommons, Information Technology Services has now rolled out LabMaps, a system displaying which computer workstations are available and if they are Mac or PC. This effort now makes it easier for members of the Northeastern community to quickly identify how busy the computer lab is and where they would like […]

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Introducing Inline Grading for Blackboard assignments

Inline Assignment Grading enhances the grading experience for faculty in Blackboard Learn. Instead of requiring instructors to download student-submitted files to view or edit those submissions, instructors can now see those files “inline,” i.e. in the web browser. Annotation tools also enable instructors to provide feedback — comments, highlights, and even drawing — directly on […]

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Latest version of Mathematica released to the Northeastern community

Mathematica 9, a computational software program used for calculations, modeling, and research, is now accessible to Northeastern students, faculty and staff. The new version boasts many enhancements including social network analysis, 3D volumetric and out-of-core image processing and System wide support for units. Wolfram details the updates in this video. Additionally there have been key performance and […]

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Network improvements result in faster speeds

Over the summer, Information Technology Services made several improvements to Northeastern’s network. These upgrades include: Increased ResNet port speed in residential halls In-room, wired network port increase includes more than doubling upload speeds (to 20MB) with moderate burst capabilities, and increase in download speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Compared to a home installation 50Mbps download […]

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