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, Adobe applications, Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate among others are now ready for your use in all Registrar’s scheduled classrooms.
Academic Technology Services (ATS) will be conducting Blackboard Workshops and Open Labs to help you get acquainted with the new Northeastern Blackboard features including in-line grading, assignment receipts, Blackboard Ally (embedded accessibility tool) and more. Go to the ATS website for more information and to sign up for the hands-on workshops.
A new feature within Windows 10 is the built-in access to hundreds of applications. These applications appear on your “Start > All programs.” But, instead of actually existing on your computer, they are available for cached installation through the Application Virtualization Client (AppV). When you launch an AppV application, you will see a small pop-up in the lower-right corner of your monitor saying that the application is loading. These applications are stored virtually, making them uniformly available and updated no matter which Windows 10 computer you are using.
Learn More About Windows 10
Training for Windows 10 is available on Lynda.com and from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/windows-training.aspx.
Courses on Lynda.com include:
- Windows 10: Essential Training
- Windows 10: New Features
- Touring Windows 10 (for those who just want a quick overview)
If you want to learn more about Windows 10 and the new features available to you, visit our Windows 10 resource page. Please let us know if you have any questions about Windows 10 and feel free to share your thoughts with us at Windows10@northeastern.edu.