Students Tech Update 2/25/21: Wellness Mobile App, and Blackboard Retirement for Students

Feb 25, 2021

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Welcome to the latest Tech Update. In this edition, there’s a new mobile app for completing the Daily Wellness Check and accessing key wellness-related resources. You’ll also find information for navigating and exploring Communities at Northeastern, the social network built on Microsoft’s Yammer platform, and more.

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

Tech Update:  Feb. 25, 2021


New App for Daily Wellness Checks, COVID-19 Testing, and More!

The daily wellness check just got easier, thanks to the Now Mobile app, powered by ServiceNow. The free mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, can be used to complete the daily check, scan the wellness screen code at testing appointments, access testing resources, and find other Wellness-related tools and links. Learn more about the app and where to download today.


Finding and Creating Community at Northeastern

Have you explored Communities at Northeastern lately? There are groups for residence halls, majors, working groups, the off-campus housing search, and just plain interesting topics like photography, cybersecurity, and a capella singing. Communities operate on the Microsoft Yammer platform, so you can also stay connected on the mobile app. Discover your people across Northeastern’s global network – or create a community to bring them together!

How to find and create Communities >


Plan for Northeastern’s Retirement of Blackboard LMS

Northeastern’s Blackboard environment, the learning management system replaced by Canvas last year, will be retired on June 30, 2021. Until Blackboard’s retirement date, students can log in at to view and download content and data from past semesters’ Blackboard courses.

After June 30, access to materials and Blackboard assignment submissions will only be available upon request. Access to assignments submitted using third-party integrations (like TurnItIn) will not be available after the Blackboard retirement. For more information, read about Blackboard retirement and how to plan for it.

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