In the latest issue of the Tech Update find information about the 10-day Digital Sustainability Challenge, how to easily locate a printer across Northeastern campuses, ways to create strong passwords, and more! 

In case you missed them, you can browse all past issues of the Update on the ITS website. You can also submit tips and success stories that you’d like to share in future updates, through Share IT!  

As a reminder, the IT Service Desk is just a call, email, or chat away for technology support. Or take advantage of the self-service options at service.northeastern.edu/tech



Marcus P. Robinson     

Co-interim Chief Information Officer 

A strong password can save the day! 

Did you know that 80% of data breaches are linked to weak passwords? Passwords are the first line of cybersecurity defense on all Northeastern University online accounts. They help secure both personal and institutional data and information, in combination with two-factor authentication. With World Password Day coming up on May 2, it’s a great reminder to update your passwords. 

 Visit the Password Protection site

In a time crunch? Easily locate a printer closest to you

Looking for a campus printer across the global university? View the article below to quickly locate printers across all of Northeastern’s campuses.  

On the Boston campus, there are four color printers on the first floor of Snell Library. If there’s a line at the main print stations in Snell, head over to the Infocommons glass circle and get your printing needs faster.  

View all printer locations

Take the 10-day Digital Sustainability Challenge  

In celebration of Earth Month, take action towards protecting the planet by participating in the 10-day digital sustainability challenge. Together, the Northeastern community can take steps towards reducing the carbon footprint and promoting a more sustainable future. Daily challenges can be completed at your own pace and will help optimize digital devices, reduce paper waste, and protect personal information, all while promoting sustainable practices. 

Join the challenge

Save the date! 2024 Global Accessibility Awareness Day    

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is fast approaching on Thursday, May 16. With more than one billion people globally living with disabilities, GAAD is a reminder of the need to make sure digital assets, including websites, video, audio, and social media, are accessible to everyone. Everyone at Northeastern is invited to attend two online events to learn more and join the conversation: 

Accessible Virtual Meetings and Digital Documents, May 14 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. From Microsoft Office built-in features to understanding how to best present visual information, find out how to make your daily meetings and documents more accessible. 

Accessible Email and Social Media, May 15 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. This session will introduce attendees to principles and best practices for designing and sharing accessible email and social media posts.  

Join Northeastern’s second annual GAAD celebration >

Share IT

The IT Services Communications team wants to hear from you! Do you have a great tip that can help faculty, staff, or students work smarter, collaborate more effectively, or use technology better? Share IT!  Submit an idea for Tech Update articles, success stories, technical tips, and more today.  

Need IT Help?  

The Northeastern IT Service Desk is available 24/7 to assist with technology questions and issues. Call 617.373.HELP [4357], email help@northeastern.edu, or visit the Tech Service Portal for chat and self-service support.

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