Category Archives: 2012 December IS Newsletter

Blackboard Upgrade and Outage

Blackboard will be upgraded on December 27 and 28 and will not be available during this time. Blackboard Service Pack 9 features a new modern look and feel and many feature enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the new features and enhancements of SP9 (which also includes SP8) are: A new modern look and feel that […]

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Blackboard Collaborate Training

Blackboard Collaborate is now available for all Northeastern courses! Blackboard Collaborate is also available for groups and organizations through Blackboard to enable web conferencing outside of the course environment. Blackboard Collaborate is a suite of tools that enable web conferencing, instant messaging, and voice authoring functionality with the Blackboard framework. For those who would like […]

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64-bit Windows 7 Support

Over the past two years, a majority of application vendors have added support for a 64-bit version of Windows 7. Information Technology Services has developed a centrally managed 64-bit Windows 7 image, and during the December holiday break all IS-managed labs, including InfoCommons and the Digital Media Commons in Snell Library, will be switched to […]

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Online Transcript Application

A student’s transcript is for life. It is important for applying for scholarships, for a coop job, and for full-time employment at graduation and for years later. The Office of the Registrar issues close to 100,000 transcripts annually. This September, IS introduced a transcript request application enabling current and former students and alumni to request […]

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Unlimited myBackup Service Now Available

Information Technology Services has released an updated version of the myBackup desktop backup service. myBackup is now a fee-base, cloud-based service with unlimited data backup. For $108 per year per computer account, this service is available to Northeastern University faculty and staff for their NU-owned computers. Some of the key benefits are: Fully automated data […]

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Need Help Purchasing Software?

Software Consultation Services Available Faculty and Staff may now request assistance to acquire and distribute software by contacting Information Technology Services Software Licensing. You can submit questions regarding the acquisition of software or request the IS Software Licensing team to investigate, negotiate and procure software used for research, teaching and University business for distribution on […]

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