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Introducing the New Canvas Gradebook

The Canvas Gradebook received an update for Fall 2019, and instructors can already try it out. While the updated version of the Gradebook still functions mostly like the current version, Canvas has listened to instructors' feedback and applied a number of improvements in this updated version.  

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Microsoft Teams Replacing Skype for Business

In late 2017, Microsoft announced that it is phasing out Skype for Business (Lync) in favor of its new product, Teams. As of today, all features of Skype for Business are found in Teams, and, to stay ahead of Microsoft’s product retirement schedule, Northwestern IT is ending support of the software beginning August 23, 2019, and transitioning users to Microsoft Teams.  

Using Teams, you can check who’s online and start a chat, schedule a meeting, or easily share files with your whole team. It also has integrations with Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint for seamless collaboration.

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Tech Resources at Your Fingertips. Ready. Set. Go.

Students, faculty, and staff: Review these quick start guides to learn how to take full advantage of Northwestern's tech resources



Welcome to Northwestern! As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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Northwestern IT offers essential services and tools needed for teaching, research, and administration including Canvas, Box, SharePoint, conferencing, telephone services, and lecture capture.
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As a member of the Northwestern community, you have access to a multitude of technology tools to collaborate with colleagues, conduct research, teach, and manage your daily life at Northwestern.
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Northwestern IT professionals can find work-related tools and resources, join or create communities of practice and interest, collaborate with colleagues, and get helpful information.

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