During summer, tech resources are always available to help the university community remain productive and collaborative. Take a minute to browse the latest Tech Update with helpful news and information. In this edition, you’ll find time-sensitive information about the rollout of a more streamlined login experience; news about the evolution of Yammer, the platform that powers Communities at Northeastern; and some great ways faculty can get ahead of course prep for fall.

As always, 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. 

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

A new login experience rolls out for Microsoft Office 365 applications on June 22

To increase online security, among other benefits, Northeastern is transitioning to a new, more streamlined login experience for apps and services throughout 2023. The rollout will begin on June 22 for faculty and staff, and it will change the way you log in. One notable change is a new look for Duo 2FA with a redesigned authentication called the Duo Universal Prompt. This prompt is the interface you see when you perform two-factor authentication. Now is a good time to get familiar with what’s changing before the rollout.

What to know about this step of the transition >

Five major changes in the new Duo Universal Prompt >

Microsoft Teams Tip: Get started with Viva Engage

Communities at Northeastern—powered by Microsoft’s social platform Yammer—will soon evolve to become Viva Engage. This application is an extension of Yammer’s experiences, such as communities or open conversations, and connects people within the Northeastern community anywhere, at any time. With all the same functionality and foundation as Yammer, Viva Engage will help deliver an integrated experience and can be added as an integrated app within Teams.

Get Started with Viva Engage >

Level up your course accessibility with Panopto captioning

Ready to make your course even better and level up your content? Captioning in Panopto is one way to do so! Panopto includes an easy-to-use charge-back process for ADA compliant captions and non-ADA compliant auto-caption resources.

Learn how to request professional captions for video recording >

Learn how to use and edit automatic captions > 

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