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Security Enhancements Coming to University Email in April

On April 12, Northwestern IT is applying two changes that impact Northwestern University Microsoft email security: all email forwarding rules to unaffiliated domains will be disabled, and email received in Outlook clients from an external source will be indicated by a ToolTip.

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New Project Aims to Provide an Accessible Canvas

February marks the beginning of an initiative to continue progress in making Northwestern's digital learning environment more accessible, welcoming, and inclusive. The next step includes focused attention on learning content, specifically increasing the accessibility of all course sites and learning materials and aligning them with the University's digital accessibility policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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GlobalProtect VPN Update

Northwestern IT has performed an update to GlobalProtect, the University’s Virtual Private Network (VPN), introducing a change to the login process. The update resolves login issues reported by users across the University and reduces the number of times necessary to authenticate to Web Single Sign On.

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Keeping Data Private is Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Securing data doesn’t have to be complicated. In recognition of Data Privacy Week, we are sharing news about information security office hours and essential steps to help you make the right decisions about keeping data private.

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Get to Know the New IT Service Management Portal

As part of an ongoing commitment to improve service delivery across the University community, Northwestern IT introduced a new IT Service Management (ITSM) Portal built on the TeamDynamix platform. The portal is designed to help users find the IT information, resources, and support they need, more efficiently and through enhanced features.

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Keep Technology Accessible to Everyone

May 18 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Technology is an integral part of our lives, and keeping digital access inclusive has never been more important. Northwestern offers assistive technology software for students and encourages using accessibility tools in Canvas courses. To learn more about digital accessibility at Northwestern, visit the University’s Accessibility website.



Grading and Assignments in Canvas

10:30 AM
In this workshop, you'll learn how to create assignments, give feedback, and assign grades in Canvas. Participants in th...

Introduction to Canvas for Instructors

1:30 PM
Build your Canvas course with confidence! This workshop provides an overview of the basic features, dynamic tools, and f...

Grading and Assignments in Canvas

10:30 AM
Learn how to create assignments, give feedback, and assign grades in Canvas Prerequisite: Intro to Canvas Workshop. NOTE...