Welcome to the latest edition of Tech Update. In this edition, learn about the Accessibility Event Series, a new tool to voice record your name, new Panopto features, and more!  

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!

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Marcus P. Robinson     

Co-interim Chief Information Officer 

Promoting a more inclusive culture with Namecoach 

Northeastern recently rolled out Namecoach, a new name pronunciation tool, to help build a more inclusive campus community and classroom. With Namecoach, you can voice-record your name in Canvas and Outlook making it easier for faculty, staff, and students to learn, practice, and remember.

Get started with Namecoach > 

New sensitivity labels coming to Microsoft 365 applications soon

In the coming weeks, faculty and staff will notice new sensitivity labels in the toolbar of most Microsoft 365 applications. The new Data Loss Prevention tools (DLP) will prompt you to add sensitivity labels (based on Northeastern’s Data Classification Guideline risk levels) when saving or sharing files, scheduling meetings, or sending emails. 
Learn more about DLP >

Protecting information at Northeastern – What you can do  

Protecting information is a community effort, and understanding the value of privacy and protecting information through data classification ensures that we’re able stewards of the data entrusted to Northeastern.  
Find out what you can do to help strengthen data privacy >  

Strengthen your commitment to digital accessibility

May 16 marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a reminder of the need to make digital assets, including websites, video, audio, and social media, accessible to everyone.  
Resources and events to strengthen accessibility at Northeastern > 

Update email address in Workday profile for easy password resets

With the recent employee account changes, you can reset your password even if you’ve forgotten it and are locked out of your account. All that’s needed to securely reset your password is your Northeastern user ID and access to an email account that’s listed in your Workday profile. Follow this Workday Job Aid to add or update a personal email address should you ever lose access to your @northeastern.edu mailbox and need to reset your password.  

Update your Workday profile contact email > 

Exciting new features added to Panopto

Panopto’s recent update offers a deeper gradebook integration within the Canvas LMS. Now, faculty members can configure Panopto quizzes for auto-grading, directly updating the gradebook within Canvas. Additionally, faculty can track the percent viewed and auto-grade video content within the course, seamlessly linking back to the gradebook. These enhancements significantly reduce faculty workload while providing greater insight into student performance. Have questions? Set up a consultation with an Academic Technologist to learn how you can integrate these features into your course. 

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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