This edition of the Tech Update features tech tips and information to help you navigate the semester. Learn how to quickly reserve a study space from the Student Hub, get your license to access the Adobe Creative Cloud apps you need, activate Speaker Coach to improve your Microsoft Teams interactions, 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. 

– M     

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

The Student Hub Makes Reserving a Study Space Easy

Need a place to study? Reserving a space on campus is as easy as opening the Spaces tab on the Hub’s main page. Not only can you select from lists of spaces based on your recent reservations or specially recommended for your specific needs, quick access to an interactive campus map can help you pinpoint the perfect location in no time. 

Learn more about finding the perfect space on campus

How to Access Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a popular suite of applications that includes Photoshop (graphics editing), Acrobat Pro (document editing), and Premier (video editing). Northeastern offers access to the full suite to all students at no additional cost. To access the Creative Cloud apps, request a student license through the university.

Get started on Adobe Creative Cloud

Proper Data Disposal

Using the proper methods to dispose of old data, whether in physical or electronic form, is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security. To promote community safety, Northeastern has information and resources to help with data disposal. 

Ways to securely dispose of data-bearing materials

Navigating Group Assignments in Canvas

Does one of your classes require group assignments? There are two ways to easily access your groups in Canvas: via the Global Navigation menu or your course. To learn how to use either method, see How do I view my group as a student in Canvas? in the Northeastern knowledge base.

MS Teams Tip: Use Speaker Coach to Enhance Your Interactions

Feeling uneasy about your speaking or presentation skills on Microsoft Teams? Speaker Coach provides live, private, personalized insight into how you’re speaking during your meeting or presentation and, afterwards, delivers a summary designed to guide your efforts to improve. 

Learn more about using Speaker Coach

Northeastern’s Most Popular LinkedIn Learning Courses in 2022

Among the breadth of learning opportunities available to the Northeastern community, LinkedIn Learning remains a popular destination for faculty, staff, and students looking to learn a new skill or enhance existing skills—for free. The online educational platform offers more than 5,000 courses and video tutorials on topics ranging from time management and information literacy to interaction design and Office 365 for Educators, all taught by subject matter experts. 

Discover the five most popular LIL courses at Northeastern

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