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Spark, powered by Cisco, is a team meeting, messaging, and videoconferencing platform available for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff which offers an easy way to post messages, share content, and meet virtually with one or more meeting participants and from any device.

Within Spark, account holders can instantly create secure work spaces, called “rooms” and begin collaborating with another person or with a group – both within and outside of the University.

Additional features and benefits include:

Getting Started

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To access Spark, enter your primary Northwestern email address and log in with your NetID and NetID password and confirm your identity with Multi-factor Authentication. More about Multi-factor Authentication.

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Learn more and to see how other institutions are using this innovative collaboration service.

Last Updated: 5 March 2018

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