Smart Classrooms – New East Village Spaces and More

East Village is now open, and so are five new smart classrooms. Both large lecture and smaller classrooms are available. Each classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art software and audio/video integrations to support synchronous and asynchronous learning. 002 East Village 008 East Village 010 East Village 024 East Village 102 East Village The technology in these […]

From ATS: Spring 2015 Teaching Technology Updates

To start off 2015, Academic Technology Services has a number of updates for classroom technologies, and is offering training on new solutions for student engagement. Technology Tegrity Faculty can now enable remote proctoring in Tegrity, to ensure student integrity for online assessments. Students can start remote proctor at the beginning of an exam to capture […]

A New VPN And A New Standard For Remote Desktop Access – Effective January 2015

In early November, Information Technology Services announced upcoming changes to how students, faculty and staff can access on campus digital resources from off campus. ITS has installed new Virtual Private Network (VPN) equipment, and is currently piloting new VPN client software – Palo Alto GlobalProtect. The new infrastructure and software are key to our continued commitment to securing […]

Preventing IP Spoofing Attacks Through New Network Security Means

In light of the recent network attacks, ITS is expediting the final phase of a network security project which began this past spring. To date we have implemented a new security feature across over 90% of the university. ITS is fast-tracking the remaining VLANs in academic, administrative and residential buildings, with the goal of completing […]

Announcing VPN Upgrades And Upcoming Changes To Remote Access

To enhance the security of Northeastern’s network, ITS is implementing new equipment and access standards for the Virtual Private Network (VPN) over the coming months. Our VPN is used for secure remote (off-campus) access to university resources, including shared departmental (Q:) drives, certain library databases, personal workstations and data centers. What Is VPN and Why […]

Apple OS X Yosemite Released -­ What Mac Owners Need To Know

Last week Apple released its latest desktop operating system – OS X Yosemite (10.10). Like its predecessor Mavericks, this new operating system is available for free when downloaded from Mac App Store. What is different? OS X Yosemite is the first Mac operating system that allows for the seamless integration between Mac computers and iOS […]

October 2014 Software News

Starting this fall, Information Technology Services has made a number of significant enhancements in software releases, some of which are available immediately. Adobe in the Cloud ITS is now offering access to Adobe’s Creative Cloud applications by providing it to all faculty and staff for work use. The software is already available for installation on […]