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.

Store Your Files with Northwestern Box – February 5

There are countless ways to store your files online--get to know one of the newest and most popular options, Northwestern Box, at this NUIT Tech Talk. Box is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to securely store and share your important files while also making them easy to access wherever you arNUIe. At this event, presenters will share:

  • What types of data are best suited for Northwestern Box
  • Demos of key features including uploading files and collaborative editing
  • How to set up and access your Box account

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

How Secure is Your Data? – February 19

Protecting sensitive data and devices is essential to University security and, in many areas, a matter of compliance. Get help keeping your information secure with NUIT's Vulnerability Assessment Program. At this Tech Talk, we'll give you an overview of the service and share how NUIT can help you spot, analyze, and fix issues to keep data and devices safe. Attend this Tech Talk to learn:

  • What types of data are most at risk (hint: you probably deal with them every day)
  • Which vulnerabilities can be identified
  • How to request a Vulnerability Assessment for your area or website

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

Canvas is Now! Northwestern's Learning Management System – March 5

With nearly 60% of courses already on Canvas, the move to Northwestern's new Learning Management System is going full steam ahead. Are you on board? Join this event to learn about the transition to Canvas and where you can turn for help. We'll also share important dates you should know about Blackboard's retirement. Presenters will discuss:

  • What to save (and how to save it) from your Blackboard courses
  • The timeline for moving to Canvas from Blackboard
  • Where to find tools, training, and support for Canvas

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

Multi-factor Authentication at NU – TBA

Want to view your W-2 online when tax time comes? Looking for an additional layer of authentication to protect access to your personal information in the Faculty and Staff Information System (FASIS)? Signing up for multi-factor authentication (MFA) means you can do both! At this Tech Talk, we'll discuss this new technology at Northwestern, including:

  • The basics of multi-factor authentication
  • Accessing W-2s online and other benefits
  • How to register using your phone

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer

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