The New & Improved Northeastern Blackboard Has Arrived

Northeastern ITS and PAN Technical Services have been hard at work over the past few months, and we have some great news for you to kick off the new year – Blackboard is back and better than ever! You can access the new and improved Blackboard through the myNortheastern portal or directly via https://northeastern.blackboard.com. How the Change Will Impact […]

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Coming to Northeastern Accounts

As Northeastern University continues to expand globally and become more mobile-centric, ITS is working on solutions to help keep you, your information and our university network safe and secure worldwide. We have partnered with IBM’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) team to provide Northeastern employees with a simple, secure solution to your mobile security concerns. IBM’s MDM platform, MaaS360, […]

Windows 10 with Expanded Access to Applications is Now in All Classrooms

Windows 10 is now installed on all classroom computers and is available on faculty/staff standard Northeastern-managed computers and in ITS Computer Labs. After successful testing with classroom-specific applications and running a pilot session during the fall, ITS has loaded Windows 10 on all classroom computers beginning in January 2018. Classroom applications such as Tegrity lecture capture, […]

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Will Soon Be Required for Microsoft Office 365 Accounts

In our continuing effort to better secure you and your information, Northeastern ITS will soon expand our Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) platform to include Microsoft Office 365 (O365) services. All faculty and staff members seeking to access any O365 web services, including SharePoint and the Outlook web application (OWA), will be required to authenticate using our service […]

Use Appcloud for Improved Access to Resource-Intensive Apps

Appcloud, a virtual desktop/application service from Workspot, similar to the now retired RemoteApp, provides faculty, staff and students using a Windows, Mac, Android or iOS device with remote access to a Windows 10 desktop and applications. Using powerful servers, Appcloud houses resource-intensive applications such as ArcGIS, Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS Statistics, and StataSE and applications in […]

Getting Through Winter with Tools from ATS

One Blackboard Merging the Northeastern and NUOnline Blackboards for a Digital Learning Environment Over the last two years, Academic Technology Services has been working with NUOnline Technical Services to merge Blackboard environments. The directive to merge evolved from the recognition that virtual engagement, in-person or synchronous, and non-synchronous learning no longer require separate learning management […]

Software Updates for 2018

In addition to the new version of Blackboard, you will be able to take advantage of expanded access to other applications bundled into Windows 10 via AppV, and in our new virtual application service, Appcloud. As of Fall 2017, the standard supported operating systems are Windows 10 and Mac OS X Sierra with Microsoft Office […]

Lynda.com Offers Great New Tools for Students

Learn Excel, Python, and So Much More! Did you know that as a Northeastern student, you have access to more than 4,000 FREE online-based training videos through Lynda.com? Lynda is an incredible resource for students to enhance their learning outside of the classroom or to acquire new skills for everyday life. Students have access to advanced training […]