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Skype for Business Retirement; Try Teams!

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 in August 2019, 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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A New Value Proposition for Higher Ed

In the latest episode of the Northwestern Digital Learning Podcast, Teaching and Learning Technologies' Matthew Aron speaks with Bonnie Stewart, assistant professor of online pedagogy and workplace learning at the University of Windsor, Canada, about how she frames two major themes for the next generation of educators: digital literacy and digital practice.

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Students • Faculty & Staff • Researchers

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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