NUIT Tech Talk Series

Tech Talks

The NUIT Tech Talk series is a chance for you to improve your knowledge of new technology and technology-related issues that impact the academic and work environment of the University. These informal, interactive, 45-minute webinars are designed to share the latest news and information and answer your technology questions.

Registration for these events is required; once you have registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with participation information and a link to join the event.

Get a Gold Star for Being Green – May 7

Spring has sprung and campus is (finally!) looking greener. We're not just talking about the leaves or flowers—campus offices are getting greener too, thanks to University-wide efforts to increase sustainability. NUIT has partnered with the Office of Sustainability for this event to share technology-related tips and tricks to reduce our environmental impact. Join this Tech Talk to learn how to:

  • Manage your computers, printers, and other devices to save energy
  • Recycle old technology and reduce waste
  • Get Northwestern Green Office Certification for your area

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
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Email and Calendar Quick Tips for Everyone! – May 14

Spending a lot of time managing your email or calendar (or someone else's!) isn't all that fun, but doing both well makes it easier to focus on more important tasks. Join this Tech Talk to learn some simple ways to make email and calendar work for you. At this event, we'll share tips for:

  • Managing an inbox efficiently
  • Effectively organizing meetings
  • Managing another person's, or group, account through email and calendar delegation

Date: Thursday, May 14
 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
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Picture This! Data Visualization Services at Northwestern – May 21

A picture is worth 1,000 words. That's why science and humanities faculty working with large amounts of data or communicating complex ideas often use images or animation to help get their messages across to a wide range of audiences. Join this event to learn how data visualizations, large or small, can help explain concepts that words alone cannot. Presenters from NUIT will cover:

  • The three general types of visualization: animation, interactive, and illustration
  • An overview of visualization processes and how they’ve been applied in past projects
  • How to request services for your data

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
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Goodbye, Blackboard and Hello, Canvas! – June 4

Summer quarter brings the end of Blackboard for current courses at Northwestern and the full adoption of Canvas. Are you ready? Whether you're thinking about preparing your summer courses, saving material from your old Blackboard sites, or getting ready to enjoy a break until fall, there are a few things you should do to prepare. Join us to learn:

  • Tips for setting up your summer and fall courses
  • Where to find your summer course sites
  • How to move old course content from Blackboard to Canvas before August 31

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
Register now for this event

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