To help you navigate the first weeks of the spring term and beyond, this edition of Tech Update features information about exploring essential technology at Northeastern, enhancing your Canvas experience, keeping your data private, and more.
IT support is available around the clock, every day, everywhere you are. Reach out to or visit ITS for all your technology questions and issues.
Marcus P. Robinson
Deputy CIO and Associate Vice President, Engagement and Experience
Connect to Tech Has the Tech Resources You Need
The start of a new term is an ideal time to explore essential technology available at Northeastern. Connect to Tech is the go-to destination for tech information and resources that support collaboration and innovative work across the university.
Canvas Resources for the New Term
There’s no need to wait to set up your gradebook! Review What are good practices for grading in Canvas? for steps to set up your Canvas Grades early (you’ll thank yourself when exam week arrives). If you get stuck, don’t forget that Canvas offers 24/7 phone and chat support.
Bringing Interactive and Creative Experiences into the Classroom
Seeking new opportunities to infuse more engagement and technical clarity into her engineering courses, Kris Jaeger-Helton, a teaching professor in the College of Engineering’s Industrial Engineering program, joined the Transforming Teaching with Tablets (TTT) program and discovered new methods for teaching.
Data Privacy Week: Protect Your Personal Information
Data Privacy Week is coming! From Jan. 22-28, participate by taking some time to think about how your information is protected online. Consider what you provide during online transactions and the settings on the apps and devices you use every day. There are endless ways to take control of your data and keep yourself and the Northeastern community safe.
Teams Tip: Scheduling Chat Messages
Want to compose a chat message now, but send it later? Microsoft Teams has introduced a new functionality on its desktop client to do just that. When you’re ready to send your message, simply right click the send button and input the desired date-time for distribution.
Top 5 Knowledge Base Articles for 2022
The tech knowledge base helps faculty, staff, and students across Northeastern find answers to their university technology questions. The five most-visited knowledge base articles in 2022 reveal a bit about the university community’s ongoing tech needs—and may be useful to you, too.
Transforming Teaching with Tablets
Looking for new ways to create interactive student experiences? Using a tablet in the classroom can help you transform your teaching by developing innovative methodologies and instructional pedagogy.
- Transforming Teaching with iPads on-demand training
- FAQ: Transform teaching with an iPad
- Transforming Teaching with a Surface Pro on-demand training
- FAQ: Transform teaching with a Microsoft Surface
- Schedule a 1:1 consultation with an Academic Technologies team member
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