Category Archives: 2010 September IS Newsletter

Blackboard Learn (Version 9)

Northeastern University will be upgrading its learning management system to Blackboard Learn, version 9.1. This past summer, faculty and students engaged in a pilot of Blackboard 9 in order to provide their feedback on the functions, features, and user interface. Scheduled for the start of Spring semester in January 2011, the upgrade provides many new […]

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Updates to Classroom Technology

As part of the campus-wide effort to improve and update classrooms over the summer, Information Technology Services updated and improved the technology in over 100 classrooms, adding technology to another 25  previously unequipped classrooms. This past Spring semester, the Provost’s Office formed a campus committee to assess classrooms and recommend improvements. The assessment included classifying all classrooms into 3 […]

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ISCS Training Opportunities

We’d like to share with you some free resources available from Information Technology Services Customer Service (ISCS) Training. For new faculty and staff, we offer a session called Computer Accounts Orientation that helps you get your account activated, shows you how to connect to network resources and get set up with your email and calendaring. […]

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Accessing Software

There are several distribution methods for software for on- and/or off-campus use depending on licensing agreements, University affiliation, and computing platforms. Some software may be downloaded and installed, other software may only be accessed while logged on to the Northeastern University network. Software Download service on myNEU Portal — software available for download and install […]

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Tech Updates – September 2010

There are several Tech Updates this month, including news about 802.11n WiFi, Windows® 7, Office 2010, and Office: Mac 2011. Campus Wireless Update 802.11n is a new standard of WiFi, or wireless, local area networking. It’s main benefits, when compared to 802.11g, are 50% faster transmission speeds and increased signal strength, when accessed from an 802.11n capable […]

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Using the Remote Access Service

Use the Remote Access Service (VPN) to Connect to and Use NU Computer Resources We featured this service in an earlier newsletter article, but it’s so useful we want to make sure you know about it. More and more people are working remotely, but they need access to on-campus resources. This is where the VPN comes into play. A […]

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