Get a Sneak Peek at the All-New myNortheastern Portal

All-New myNortheastern Portal to Debut in Fall 2017!

 

Northeastern University is committed to improving the university portal experience for all members of our community. There were months of planning, development and testing, as well as significant student involvement in this process. We are proud of the new portal and plan to release it to the Northeastern community later this fall under its new name, “myNortheastern.”

Earlier this year, we selected Liferay, the world’s leading open source portal product, to be the platform for the next generation of our portal. We worked with design partners to define the ideal portal in line with business and student expectations, shaping it into an individually customizable, global, dynamic environment that empowers and enhances the Northeastern experience. Our new portal will have a more intuitive and modernized look and feel while retaining existing functionality.

The first phase of the project is to migrate the myNortheastern portal into Liferay and provide the Northeastern community with an improved portal experience. We are excited to announce that the first phase will be completed in a few months, and that the new portal will debut in late Fall.

The New Look

Take a sneak peek at the new portal in the image below:

Next Steps

This portal update will only be the first in a long line of upgrades coming to myNortheastern. This is a multi-year project with the intent of not just providing a one-time experience update but to continue to develop, improve and transform myNortheastern into a smart, agile and intuitive portal with aims to constantly exceed your hopes and expectations.

We will continue to use your feedback as a guide and make constant improvements in line with your desired portal experience. This process will not happen overnight, but the thoughtful improvements and design will be well worth the wait.

We will continue to provide updates with new information and developments as they become available. We hope you are as excited as we are for our all-new myNortheastern!

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have any questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or via email at Help@northeastern.edu.

Northeastern Websites Now Much Faster With CDN

Want your Northeastern webpages to load even faster? Well, now they do!

Northeastern ITS recently implemented a new global content delivery network (CDN) to help enhance the speed and accessibility of all Northeastern sites for our global community. That means faster webpage loading, less buffering and more stable traffic across all Northeastern.edu websites.

The CDN streamlines your access to all Northeastern websites, using a network of servers around the world to deliver the content you want when and where you want it. This system is designed to ensure that all of our users, no matter where you are around the globe, will have quick and easy access to Northeastern webpages.

Update Lag Time

The CDN uses an advanced caching solution to help deliver Northeastern webpages speedily. The default content Time-to-Live (TTL) setting for most sites is once per day, meaning some updates or new content may not appear on your webpage until the next day.

If you would like to change this setting or request an ad-hoc cache purge for your site, please contact Webgroup@northeastern.edu.

Next Steps

The first phase of the CDN project was introduced in July 2017 to cover all websites under Northeastern.edu. ITS will soon enter phase two of this project, which will expand the CDN to cover other Northeastern websites living on sub-domains.

Have Questions or Need Help?

There should not be any unexpected changes or updates to university sites. If you do notice any issues or have any questions about CDN, please contact Webgroup@northeastern.edu at ITS.

If you have any other questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or email Help@northeastern.edu.

BlueJeans Now Features Remote Desktop Control

BlueJeans now allows Remote Desktop Control (RDC) for users during any video-conferencing session, making your virtual meetings that much better. RDC allows users to take better control of their meetings and the content displayed throughout it.

What is Remote Desktop Control?

The RDC feature allows one user to control another user’s desktop when both are active in the same meeting within the BlueJeans app. RDC also allows remote presenters to control content on a different machine.

NOTE: The RDC feature only works when using the BlueJeans app. This feature is not available when using BlueJeans in a web browser. Follow the link for information on how to download the BlueJeans app (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS).

Follow the steps below to use the RDC.

EXAMPLE: How Remote Desktop Control Works

The process to gain control through RDC is simple and easy. Follow the six simple steps in the example below and start taking control of your meetings in BlueJeans.

In the example, John Smith (the “Controller”) will take control of Bob Thomas’ (the “Controllee”) desktop:

  1. John clicks Bob’s name in the participants panel, then clicks “Request Desktop Control”
  2. John would click the “Request Desktop control from Bob Thomas’ mouse icon, if Bob was already sharing his screen.
  3. Bob receives a pop-up notification explaining that John is requesting control of Bob’s desktop. Bob clicks the blue button reading “Yes, Grant Control.”
  4. John now sees the green “You are now controlling Bob Thomas’ desktop” banner at the top. John now has remote control over Bob’s entire desktop.
  5. John would click the red “Stop Desktop Control” bar at the bottom, when he’s finished…
    • OR… Bob can also end John’s control, by clicking the red “Stop Desktop Control” banner shown at the top.

See the entire example explained in the graphic below.

Image and example from BlueJeans.com.

Have Questions or Want More Information?

For more information about RDC in BlueJeans, check out this short training video.

If you have any questions about BlueJeans or other ITS services, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or email Help@northeastern.edu.

New & Improved Blackboard Coming Soon!

Northeastern ITS will be ringing in the New Year with a new and improved Blackboard in 2018. The current Blackboard system will undergo an upgrade during the December break, transitioning to a unified, cloud-hosted Blackboard featuring the all-new Blackboard Ultra navigation.

Updated Design & Improved Navigation

Blackboard Ultra will enhance the overall look and feel of Blackboard for students and faculty alike. Ultra will include improved navigation and a better organized course list. This new homepage design will be consistent and responsive across all devices and platforms.

This improved navigation will help to boost the user experience while maintaining the familiar feel and functionality you are used to when viewing your courses.

All-New User Activity Feed

You will also notice an all-new activity feed on your Blackboard homepage, providing an Instagram-like newsfeed of all the latest activity in your courses. You will no longer see information boxes cluttering your homepage. Instead, you will see a clean and concise stream of all the recent information posted in your courses.

Check out a cool example of the activity stream below.

New Northeastern Blackboard URL

This upgrade will also merge both current Blackboard sites, Enterprise and NU Online, into one single Blackboard system for all users, streamlining access to all of your courses and support.

This new version of Blackboard will include a brand-new URL — Don’t worry, your login credentials and information will remain the same. It will also run on a cloud-hosted network to help minimize downtime during upgrades and allow for even faster implementation of new features.

We are excited about this new update and believe it will make Blackboard simpler, more intuitive and easier to use. We will provide more information about the Blackboard upgrade to you in the months ahead.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have any questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or email help@northeastern.edu.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Coming to the VPN

Northeastern is taking greater steps to fully secure all of our faculty, staff and students when accessing university accounts online.

Starting on October 2, 2017, Northeastern will implement a new security authentication service called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), through our partner, Duo, for all users on the VPN (Virtual Private Network). This change will prompt you to authenticate your account by a separate method after every log in, either through a text message, phone call or mobile application prompt, in order to gain access.

This additional identification step will significantly reduce the impact of compromised accounts, as access will require a unique device and/or PIN.

How Do I Get MFA?

MFA will be required for all VPN access, starting on October, 2, 2017. We recommend that all VPN users register their accounts prior to that date.

To register your device with MFA follow these easy steps:

  1. Click Here.
  2. Log in to your Northeastern account with your University credentials
  3. Select “Enable” on the registration page
  4. Select the Start Setup button
  5. Choose your device type (mobile phones are recommended)
  6. Enter your phone number OR download the app to your device
    1. If you choose to download the app, continue onto the next step
  7. Select your phone type (g. iPhone, Android, Windows, etc.)
  8. Install Duo Mobile from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  9. Open the Duo app & Scan the barcode listed

Next Steps for MFA

MFA will be implemented into other university services, including Banner INB and server logins throughout the Fall.

Eventually, MFA will be offered to all university faculty, staff and students for a host of other services, including the new myNortheastern portal and University email. The schedule for service implementation will be prioritized based on risk and potential impact.

More information about MFA and how to use it will be made available as the security feature is implemented into specific university services.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact the ITS Service Desk at help@northeastern.edu or 617.373.4357 (xHELP).

Learn More About MFA:

Upgrades Coming to All Banner Services in December 2017

As part of our effort to provide an even better user experience to all faculty and staff, Northeastern ITS will be moving the University’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Program) to the latest version, Ellucian Banner 9, in December 2017.

We completed the first phase of the Banner 9 upgrade in August, implementing a new support infrastructure, adding additional software to expedite future Banner upgrades, and applying over 130 process fixes across all services.

We have already begun work on the second phase of the upgrade, which will impact all Banner services, including: Advancement, Finance, General, Human Resources, Operational Data Store and Student Services.

What’s New in Banner 9?

Banner 9 provides Northeastern the opportunity to modernize our ERP environment. This new release delivers a number of important enhancements, including a modern user interface, enhanced navigation and process management tools, and new functionality across the Student, HR and Finance functions. The upgraded service will also give you greater flexibility to run Banner on any browser and across multiple platforms, including tablets.

How Will This Impact Me?

INB & Self-Service Applications

As of now, most members of the Northeastern community are still using Banner INB (Internet Native Banner) and Self-Service applications, but that will change early in 2018.

During the fall, we will conduct the second phase of our Banner 9 upgrade, which will focus on transitioning users from INB to the new Banner Administrative Forms. This technology will eliminate the dependency on Internet Explorer as a web browser. So, you will be able to use all browsers to access your Banner accounts.

Banner 9 HTML5 Technology

With Banner 9 HTML5 technology, Banner users will experience a host of new upgrades, including:

  • Compatibility with multiple web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari and MS Edge
  • A consistent look and feel across Banner 9 for HTML5 users
  • Enhanced navigation for a seamless experience
  • A responsive design with a mobile-first perspective

New in Self-Service

Some new Banner Self-Service applications will also be included in the Banner 9 upgrade. These new applications will include:

  • Student Registration – This has been updated with intuitive registration tools and a mobile-friendly design to make it easier for students, advisors, and administrators to use.
  • Employee Profile – An entry point for you to access your personal, employment, and job-related information.
  • Direct Deposit – Mobile ready with improved usability to streamline your entry of direct-deposit information.
  • Faculty Grade Entry – It provides faculty members mobile capability for entering grades. Grades can also be imported directly from spreadsheets.
  • Purchase Requisition – Enables faster procurement of products and services with an updated, intuitive user experience and dashboard that helps manage requisition processing within Banner Finance.

We will continue to keep you informed of our progress through the ITS newsletter as well as email communications and open discussions with your team. We welcome your involvement and feedback as a part of improving your user experience with all Banner systems.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or feedback, please feel free to contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or email Help@northeastern.edu.

Lynda.com Free to All Faculty & Staff

Lynda.com has more than 4,000 FREE Training Videos!

Northeastern faculty and staff members have access to more than 4,000 FREE online-based training videos through Lynda.com.

Lynda is an incredible resource for university professionals to enhance their learning outside of the classroom or to acquire new skills to use in their everyday jobs.

Faculty and staff have access to advanced training on a variety of subjects ranging from Microsoft Office 365 Training to WordPress or even teaching tools like Prezi and Google Classroom.

Lynda’s video training platform is simple, informative and easy to use. Users can learn at their own pace, giving you the option to start, pause and continue on with your learning anytime, anywhere. Lynda also allows users to create and share learning playlists, which could be a perfect supplement to assigned reading or projects on your syllabus.

Check out some of the great courses, trainings and professional development tools Lynda is offering right now:

Office Training Tools:

Office 365 for Educators

Excel 2016 Essential Training

Professional Development:

Monday Productivity Pointers

Building Trust with Colleagues

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Weekly Series:

If you’re short on time but still looking to learn in smaller doses, Lynda also has a weekly series offering a few tips and tricks to help with professional development. Lynda’s weekly series includes tutorials in Excel, Communication, Management, Marketing and so much more.

Don’t Miss Out!

Faculty and staff can take advantage of any of these free training tools, so long as you work at Northeastern University. Access these great training tools by visiting Lynda.neu.edu or from the link on the myNEU Portal.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn new skills, expand your horizons or implement great new teaching tools into your classroom!

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have any questions about Lynda or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or via email at help@northeastern.edu.

More Remote Printing Locations Available Across Campus

Send, Swipe & Print All Over Campus


This summer ITS expanded the number of remote print stations to 24 sites on the Boston campus. You can send a print job to one of these locations from your personal computer then just swipe your Husky Card at that station and pick up your printouts instantly.

New Printer Locations

Based on student requests and usage data, new printers are now available in the following buildings:

  • Behrakis
  • Forsyth
  • Hurtig
  • ISEC

For a complete list of printer locations and links to directions for setting up your computer to print, visit the ITS website.

New color 8.5×11 and Tabloid printers are now available on both the first and second floors of Snell Library. And to improve the working environment for those wishing to do plotter prints, those printers will be in 138 B in Snell Library, near Argo Tea.

Have Questions or Want More Info?

For more information on plotter prints, visit the Plotter Printer page on the ITS website.

If you have questions about printing stations or any other ITS services, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or email Help@northeastern.edu.

What’s New With Software for Fall 2017

In addition to the routine updates for various software applications, you will be able to take advantage of expanded access to applications via a new virtual application or as cloud versions. As of Fall 2017, the standard supported operating systems are Windows 10 and Mac OS X Sierra with Microsoft Office 16.

Appcloud

Appcloud, a hybrid-cloud-based virtual desktop/application service similar to RemoteApp, will be available during Fall term. Appcloud provides faculty, staff and students with anytime, anywhere access to Windows applications on any device. Off-campus access requires the VPN. (See the article on Multi-Factor Authentication for details concerning the use of the VPN). You will be able to access Appcloud from myNEU.

Files created with Appcloud software can be saved to your local computer, shared storage, OneDrive, or any other cloud-storage platform, and printed using any printer — local, network, or the Pharos Printing Plan. Appcloud will have the most recent versions of the applications. The older virtual application, RemoteApp, has software versions current as of September 2017 but it will not be updated as new versions become available. RemoteApp will be phased out by the end of the 2017 calendar year. See Software Access Methods for more information on Appcloud, including directions for access and use.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Beginning this fall, all Adobe Creative Cloud products and services, including a cloud-based file storage option, will be available to all Northeastern faculty, staff and students on both university-owned and personal Mac or Windows computers directly from the Adobe portal. For additional information see the Fall newsletter article.

aspenONE – upgrade

Version 9

aspenONE is a unified web and mobile environment for searching, sharing, viewing, interacting, and collaborating using  the content produced by Aspen’s engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain products.

  • Windows – Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers, InfoCommons and Digital Media Center computers
  • Mac – not available

ArcGIS Desktop – upgrade

Version 10.4.1

This geographic information systems (GIS) software is for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge. Software includes tools for gathering, editing, analyzing and modeling data.

  • Windows – Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS-managed computer labs, classrooms, and for local installation on Northeastern-managed and university-owned machines by submitting a ServiceNow request to the ITS Service Desk.
  • Mac – not available

AutoCAD
(New access method for unmanaged computers)

Version 2015

AutoCAD is a 3D CAD design, drafting, modeling, architectural drawing, and engineering software program used in a variety of fields.

NOTE: Visit the Autodesk Education Community to learn more about Free Software, Training and the Design Showcase. You will need to register (click on the “Join the community today” link) with your university issued email (northeastern.edu or husky.neu.edu) address.

ChemDraw – new cloud version

Version: Windows ChemBio16/Chem Draw 2015, Mac 15.1 and 16

ChemOffice Professional allows students, faculty and researchers to visualize and analyze their structures and data graphically, and identify trends and correlations within subsets of data.

  • Cloud (Unmanaged Northeastern computers, student/faculty/staff personal computers) — All faculty, staff and students using unmanaged Northeastern computers or personal computers now have access to a ChemDraw Cloud subscription through their account on the vendor’s website. Go to the Knowledge Base for access instructions (you may need to sign in with your myNEU username and password).
  • Windows – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS labs
  • Mac – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers in Self-Service, ITS labs

Civil 3D – new title for Northeastern-managed Windows computers

Version 2016 and 2017

Civil 3D software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling workflows. Using Civil 3D, you can better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change.

  • Windows – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers
  • Mac – Not available

IBM SPSS – Now available for administrative use

IBM SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive set of data and predictive analytics tools. In addition to statistical analysis, data management and data documentation are features of the base software.

  • Windows – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers, Software Downloads
  • Mac – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers in Self-Service, Software Downloads

LabView
(available to students directly from vendor)

LabVIEW is a highly productive development environment for creating custom applications that interact with real-world data or signals in fields such as science and engineering. It is available to faculty, staff and now students by going directly to the vendor. To obtain the license number you need, go to the ITS Knowledge Base.

  • Windows, Mac, Linux – for local installation on Northeastern managed and unmanaged university-owned computers that will be provided directly by the ITS Service Desk. Submit a Locally Installed Software request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required)

MATLAB – added access to all Toolboxes

Version 2016a

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to solve many numerical problems. You can also use MATLAB to analyze and visualize data using automation capabilities to avoid the manual repetition.  As of Fall 2017, you have access to the entire library of prebuilt toolboxes. These toolboxes let you get started right away with algorithms essential to your domain.  For instructions on how to access Matlab, visit the ITS website.

  • Windows – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS-managed computer labs
  • Mac – Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS-managed computer labs

Additional titles will become available as they are tested and deployed. Check the Available Software charts for Faculty/Staff Standard Configuration or Labs, Classrooms and Individual Access to find the title you wish to use.

Need Help or to Get a Re-Image?

If you are a faculty or staff member on a managed computer and are not seeing the latest software updates in Start or Software Center on Windows, or in Applications of Self Service on Mac, you may want to consider having your computer re-imaged.

For information on re-imaging your computer, search the Service-Now Knowledge Base for “re-image,” or by contacting the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@northeastern.edu.

We are more than happy to assist getting you on board with the newest versions available.

Get Storyline 360, Digication & Other New Software From Academic Technology

Academic Technology Services has new and improved software and services to improve your teaching and learning experiences.

Storyline 360

Over the past three years, 200+ faculty and staff have used Storyline 1 or 2 to create content for their courses or training needs. Based on the overwhelming success of their efforts, ITS has bought a volume license for Articulate 360, which provides cloud-based licensed access to Storyline 360 and several other applications for e-learning including:

  • Storyline 360: An upgrade from Storyline 2 that allows you to create any interactive e-learning course you can imagine for any device imaginable, from desktop and laptop computers to tablets and smartphones. Windows only.
  • Rise: Rise is a sleek web application that lets you quickly create beautiful, fully-responsive courses using basic interactivity. Rise courses have the latest easy-to-use web technologies, so they automatically adapt to any device, no extra work required. Because it is web-based, Rise is great if you don’t own a Windows computer.
  • Preso: Preso is an iPad app for creating narrated presentations. You can add PDFs and images from your camera, photo library, or cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive, record narration and add annotations, and even pan and zoom to highlight important content. Then upload your project to Articulate 360 where you can collect feedback with Articulate Review, download the MP4 video, or export it as an LMS package.
  • Peek is a screen-recording app for Mac and Windows computers.
  • Replay 360: A powerful, intuitive video-recording app included with the Articulate 360 subscription. Use Replay 360 to create engaging e-learning videos by easily mixing screencasts, webcam videos, video files, audio tracks, images, and lower-third graphics.
  • Content Library: A collection of professionally-designed slide templates, stock photos, and characters that dramatically speeds up your course development or add some pizazz to existing courses.

For more information or to request project-basis access to Storyline 360, please visit the Academic Technology Services website for more information.

Web Browser Upgrade

Over the past few years, web browser technology has become more advanced and less reliant on battery-intensive and less secure plugins and applications such as Flash and Java. As a result, many of the educational technology tools that ITS supports are leveraging new capabilities of these modern browsers that provide the same interactive experience without the use of Flash and Java. Updating your browser will result in a more interactive, faster, and more secure online experience. We wanted to share a few enhancements to tools that you’ll only be able to take advantage of if your browser is capable of supporting HTML5 and/or WebRTC content. Chrome has the best support for the tools we support, with Firefox a close second:

  • VoiceThread: Users who choose to switch the HTML5 version of VoiceThread and use an updated version of Chrome or Firefox will not have to enable Flash to view and will be able to play VoiceThreads back at variable speeds.
  • PlayPosit: PlayPosit is optimized for the latest versions of Google Chrome. If possible, we recommend using this browser for building lessons, classroom management, and playback. We can also certify student playback for the latest version of Safari.
  • Bluejeans Web Conferencing: Chrome users can participate in video conferences within a browser tab, no plugin or app needed. You can find out more about setting join by browser as the default here. You’ll need to download the application, however, if you’d like to share your screen.
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Blackboard has offered an updated version of their Collaborate Web Conferencing solution called Collaborate Ultra, which can be run directly through the browser without downloading software. Updated versions of Chrome and Firefox best support Collaborate Ultra’s new lightweight system. You’ll need to download a plugin, however, if you’d like to share your screen.

If you’re interested in updating your browser and need assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP). If you’re unable to update your browser and notice that certain features do not load or work properly, you may need to enable Flash. Please review this information for help with enabling Flash. Keep in mind that you can allow Flash for only certain websites, such as https://blackboard.neu.edu or https://neu.voicethread.com if you do not want Flash to run on other sites for security or computer performance reasons.

Blackboard Student App and NEw Instructors

This summer, Blackboard released a new mobile app for instructors to grade on the go called Blackboard Instructor. In addition, Blackboard updated the name of the student mobile app from Bb Student to Blackboard. To learn more about each both changes, please visit the Blackboard Mobile Support page.

Digication now at https://northeastern.digication.com for all users!

The Northeastern on-ground and online community now share one instance of the Digication E-Portfolio system, which is accessible at https://northeastern.digication.com.

All user profile information, data, course information, and e-portfolios have been migrated from one system to the other, so all users should log into https://northeastern.digication.com. Portfolio links that were previously shared with http://myneufolio.digication.com in the URL will continue to work, though they will also be available using the https://northeastern.digication.com URL.

Digication may still be used as a building block tool in Blackboard. We believe this is the easiest way to use Digication in a course context because it simplifies sharing and permissions-setting processes that are necessary when accessing Digication directly.

For technology help with implementing Digication, please register for a course taught by Academic Technology Services or email ats@northeastern.edu to schedule a one-on-one session. If you are curious about how portfolios might be integrated into your teaching, the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research offers courses and consultation on the topic.


Windows 10 – Be a Classroom Tester

If you’re teaching on the main Boston campus for the Fall 2017 semester, we could use your help testing Windows 10 in the classroom.

Testers need only perform their regular classroom tasks during regular classroom time to provide feedback on their experience with the new operating system.

Please email ats@northeastern.edu if you are interested.


Video Production Resources

Academic Technology Services has several video production resources available to Northeastern faculty. Producing videos for your class and using them in Blackboard, online, or in the classroom will help your students retain information, understand complex concepts quicker, and connect them to the world outside the classroom. Video can provide a common visual experience for your students and help them practice critical viewing skills and media literacy.

Check out the ATS website and look at the Teaching Technology and the Support & Consultation tabs. Find information about the various tools and services that we support or provide, including our write board, Tegrity Lecture Capture, PlayPosit, video production and editing – even essential information you should know about converting your old VHS tapes to digital formats. As well, we have created an application that will help you calculate precisely where to position your video camera for the best composition.

To schedule production and editing sessions, we have information about the production process with a link to our online request form.

Look for our workshop schedule, too. We offer classes in mobile device photography and videography, online video editors, Final Cut Pro editing software, campus video editing resources, digital storytelling, and finding and using online multimedia materials.

Create Interactive Videos Using PlayPosit

PlayPosit, an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons, is now available for all Northeastern faculty, staff and students. Using PlayPosit you can very easily turn a passive video from YouTube, TedTalks, Kaltura, and more into an interactive video which will provide data and feedback.

Through PlayPosit you can assign video lesson to your students and get analytics on their answers, and time spent interacting with the video. PlayPosit is also integrated into Blackboard, allowing you to create, assign, and monitor all from within your course.

View this PlayPosit example to better understand what you can do with PlayPosit.

NEW this semester! PlayPosit has a navigation interface which makes building and managing your PlayPosit lessons even easier. Read more here.

For more information, visit the PlayPosit interactive video page on the ITS website.