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.

Link Up with Fellow Faculty and Staff! – October 22

Social networking is growing at a rapid pace, and now faculty and staff can connect more easily with Northwestern colleagues using Yammer and Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync). Join this Tech Talk to learn about Northwestern’s own internal social network – Yammer. There will also be an update on Lync 2013 which is becoming Skype for Business! At this event, we'll share tips for:

  • Hosting discussions and fostering group participation on Yammer
  • Effectively organizing discussions through Yammer and Lync
  • Using the new Skype for Business interface

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

Picture This! Data Visualization Services at Northwestern – November 5

It's true that 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
Register now for this event

Box Unlimited – November 19

There are countless ways to store your files online--get to know one of the most popular options, Northwestern Box. Box is an easy-to-use tool with unlimited storage that allows you to securely store and share your important files while also making them easy to access wherever you are. 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

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