Category Archives: 2012 September IS Newsletter

Blackboard Mobile – Now Available on All Devices

Blackboard Mobile is now accessible on all devices through their respective data plans or by using WiFi. In the past, Blackboard restricted access to the Blackboard Mobile application. Sprint devices and WiFi were the only two ways to connect. Information Technology Services has worked with Blackboard to lift the restrictions allowing all devices to connect. […]

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Faculty and Advisor Communication Tool (FACT) Updates

FACT (Faculty and Advisor Communication Tool) is used to increase the retention of students who are struggling with poor performance or attendance. These students are identified by their instructors, and communications are sent to the appropriate advisors to help the students take action. Information Technology Services has made several improvements to FACT based on user […]

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Classroom Technology Upgrades

Since March 2012, Information Technology Services has participated in upgrading and refreshing nearly 80 classrooms. We were able to upgrade 29 classrooms in March by adding a computer to each. In May the technology installed in Kariotis classrooms was removed for extensive renovation of the building during Summer I. The technology was then reinstalled for […]

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Symantec Endpoint Protection, Version 12 – Available for Mac and Windows

The newest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection, SEP version 12, has been released! Importantly, SEP12 is available for both Windows and OSX. The newest version of Symantec offers increased protection against new and emerging malware threats, and remains free of charge for all students, faculty, and staff for personal use. Just log into myNEU, select […]

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Exam Processing Improvements

For those of you using "bubble sheets" for exams, Information Technology Services has improved the exam processing service. In October, faculty will be able to drop off their exams and will not have to come back to pick up their results. The results of the processed exams will be emailed directly to the faculty member […]

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Apple releases the iPhone 5 and iOS 6

Apple has announced the release of the iPhone 5, which will begin shipping on September 21st. The iPhone 5 is faster, thinner and lighter than previous models, sports an additional microphone for better noise cancellation, and will add support for 4G LTE networks. More significantly, the display has expanded from 3.5 inches to 4 inches, […]

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