Welcome to the latest edition of Tech Update. Below you can find information about the new Data Classification and Data Privacy training that will launch in April, the introduction of Microsoft Loop, an app that allows you to easily manage tasks and projects synced across Microsoft 365, as well as an article from Professor Nikos Passas with the latest on digital scams and what you can do to protect yourself, and much more! 

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Marcus P. Robinson     

Co-interim Chief Information Officer 

New training alert: Data Classification and Data Privacy 

As a global university with a steadily growing population, protecting Northeastern data is an important shared responsibility. Starting in April, a new required 20-minute training will be provided to faculty and staff focusing on how Northeastern classifies data, your responsibilities, and basic data privacy. This new assignment complements the annual security awareness training and is essential knowledge to keep our data safe. 

Think, plan, and collaborate with Microsoft Loop 

Wish there were a better way to easily collaborate, find, and share content without switching applications? Loop allows you to easily collaborate with others in shared workspaces. Manage tasks and projects synced across Microsoft 365 in one workspace and break down content into dynamic components to stay in sync with changes without switching apps.

Manage tasks and projects across Microsoft 365 > 

New location, same solutions and support 

Come visit the Tech Bar on the Boston campus in Snell Library, now located on the first floor. In-person, walk-up IT support is available with no appointment necessary. Whether it’s a question about Canvas or setting up a meeting on Teams, a member of the IT Service Desk team is ready to assist. 

See all the IT support options available to you

Would you fall for a scam? 

With more people using the Internet than ever before, falling for a scam is easier and more common than anyone imagines. In a recent article, Nikos Passas, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University, discusses the reasons behind the increase in the number of scams and what you can do to protect yourself.

Avoid becoming the next victim of a scam > 

Start collaborating with London faculty and staff using Teams

On March 11, London faculty and staff started using Microsoft Teams for work-related meetings. In addition to providing a more consistent technology experience, this change will enable greater collaboration across the global university system.  To aid the logistics of collaboration, be sure to set your work hours and location in Teams.

Learn how to set your work hours and location > 

Bidding a final farewell to myNortheastern 

After a multi-year transition to the Student, Employee, and Family Hubs as the university’s primary productivity hub, the university has officially closed down the platform that hosted the former myNortheastern portals on Thursday, March 21, 2024. To get to the Student or Employee Hubs, which are now faster and better performing after recently moving off of SharePoint, bookmark me.northeastern.edu!  

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