Welcome back! Below is the first Tech Update of the new year, and it’s packed full of information for you. You’ll find updates about the dynamic scheduler, including the ability to indicate preferences by individual class session, Adobe Creative Cloud licenses, laptops for loan, and more.

As you return and get settled in for the new terms, a reminder that the Connect to Tech Guides and the IT Service Desk are resources for all your technology questions. IT Services is ready to assist you!

Best wishes for a successful spring term.

– M

Marcus P. Robinson,
Associate Vice President, Engagement and Experience

Tech Update: January 19, 2021

Plug into the New Term

Still, getting your technology game in place for the new semester? Connect to Tech is your one-stop place to find all the services you need (or even just want!). 

More Flexibility in the Dynamic Scheduler

The dynamic scheduling tool in the Student Hub will continue to be used to set preferences for in-person or remote learning this term. New this spring, the option to select preferences for in-person or remote for each individual class session is now available. Select preferences each week by Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET for the next week’s classes. 

If you change your mind about in-person class attendance, you will also soon be able to switch to remote so someone else who wants it can take your seat. This feature will be available in the dynamic scheduler from late January – to early February. 

New Year, New Password

When was the last time you changed your myNortheastern password? Security experts say updated, hard-to-guess passwords are one of the simplest measures you can take to protect your data. Instructions for changing your student password are here. 

Start Creating with Adobe

Looking to use Adobe for courses? Available at no cost to Northeastern studentsa license to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite with more than 20 desktop and mobile app offerings, is available to students by request. Requests for a license can be made through the Tech Service Catalog.   

Visit for more information, including important details on how to log in using Northeastern Active Directory.

Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere)can also be accessed online via Northeastern’s Windows Virtual Desktop.

IT Support and Laptops When You Need It 

The IT Service Desk is ready 24/7 to answer your technology questions and troubleshoot issues. While online chatemail, and phone (617.373.HELP) are the best ways to talk to a member of the Service Desk, many IT resources are still available in Snell Library for those on the Boston campus, including the smart locker and vending machines for the contactless equipment lending. If you haven’t borrowed from the ITS vending machines in the past, get started and register now for vending access

Learn more about IT equipment loans

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