Category Archives: 2012 Spring IS Newsletter

New HRM Systems: Banner HR & PeopleAdmin

At the beginning of January, Northeastern implemented two new enterprise systems: Banner HR and PeopleAdmin. Banner HR, found on the myNEU Services & Links tab in the HRM Services section, is called Employee Self-Service. It offers the same functions as hrConnect, containing employees’ personal information as well as payment and tax information. PeopleAdmin streamlines the […]

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ResponseWare, Next Generation Clickers

Currently Northeastern supports Turning Technologies ResponseCards (clickers), which are used in the classroom to quiz and poll students. ResponseCards are used along with TurningPoint and TurningPoint Anywhere, that acts as both the quiz creation software and the response system. TurningPoint integrates with PowerPoint to create a quiz or poll and with Blackboard to allow the […]

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Reinventing Textbook Publishing

Recently Apple made three announcements of new or updated technologies: "iBook Author," "GarageBand for eBooks," and fundamental changes to iTunes U. These solutions, put together, are designed to be an end to end solution for the interactive eBook publisher- create, organize, and publish. These tools are putting the ability to create and publish rich, interactive […]

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Husky Card Infrastructure Upgraded

At the beginning of March, in conjunction with the Husky Card Services staff and the vendor, Information Technology Services upgraded the infrastructure supporting the Husky Card. While this upgrade did not change any of the current functionality of the Husky Card, it was necessary for any future service expansion. Use of the Husky Card has […]

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Classrooms Upgraded to Include Computers

Before the end of Spring semester, 29 classrooms will be upgraded to include an instructor’s computer. This will bring the total of classrooms with computers to over 130 rooms in 20 different buildings. Twenty-five of the new installations include a new lectern containing the computer and a DVD/VCR combination player. To retain the same number […]

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Appointment Calendar Phase 2 Release

Appointment Calendar provides an integrated calendar application for scheduling advising appointments. The application allows advisors to have a high level of control over setting availability for student appointments. It also provides students with an intuitive front-end for viewing advisor availability and booking appointments. The functionality fully integrates calendar entries between Salesforce and Outlook in a […]

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