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Canvas Enhancements Arrive in June

On June 13, Northwestern IT is implementing several updates and enhancements across Northwestern Canvas, including a new look and feel to the discussion and announcements interface and the addition of SensusAccess, a new accessibility tool.

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Future Graduates—Prepare for When You Go

Commencement will be here before you know it. When your NetID expires, you can no longer access many University resources, including CAESAR and Canvas. Take the time to learn what technology you can keep before leaving campus.

GlobalProtect VPN Upgrade - April 30

Northwestern IT is upgrading GlobalProtect, the University’s Virtual Private Network, this month. The upgrade addresses security vulnerabilities and aligns with the vendor’s upgrade window recommendations. The upgrade includes an updated interface to improve user experience.  Users can self-upgrade starting April 16, and the upgrade will be required on April 30.

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Security Enhancement to the Northwestern Online People Directory Begins April 29

Starting on Monday, April 29, the Northwestern Online People Directory, which lists contact information for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, will transition to NetID-authenticated use only. This change will provide the campus community with more privacy and better protection from phishing attacks and unwanted emails.

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Changes to the Remote Identity Verification Process

On April 11, the Northwestern IT Service Desk implemented an updated remote identity verification process for users who call in or email to reset their NetID password. These changes ensure the validation process is more accurate and aligns with industry security standards.

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Guidance on the Use of Generative AI at Northwestern

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) offers the potential for new capabilities in research, education, and productivity. Understand what to look for when adopting these tools to ensure the intended use is met and University data is protected.

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Information Security Alert

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Recurrent Phishing Scams Targeting Users

Be on high alert for three recent phishing scams—all healthcare focused—targeting our campus community. Please review the recent phishing attempts page and familiarize yourselves with the scammers' approach. Also, remember to NEVER click on suspicious links, and ALWAYS REPORT phishing scams immediately.

Events

May
30
2024

Research Computing and Data Services Drop-In Hours

2:00 PM Ward Building, 303 E. Chicago Avenue
Do you have questions about computational resources at Northwestern including the Genomics Compute Cluster? Need help tr...
Jun
3
2024

Research Computing and Data Drop-in Support

3:00 PM Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library), 2233 Tech Drive
Research Computing and Data Services Consultations Drop-in Support: Stop by the Mudd Library GIS Lab on Mondays from 3 t...
Jun
10
2024

Introduction to Canvas for Northwestern Instructors

10:30 AM
For instructors new to Northwestern or new to using Canvas full-time, this interactive workshop provides an overview of ...