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MFA Coming to Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto on June 15

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Tidy Up Your Tech

A Spring-Cleaning Guide

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Northwestern Is Moving from Box to Microsoft 365

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Box Is Moving to OneDrive and SharePoint

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Quest Unavailable June 13-17

Northwestern IT is performing scheduled maintenance on the Quest computing cluster, including the Quest Analytics Nodes and the Kellogg Linux Cluster (KLC), beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 13, and through approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Quest, including access to data on Quest, will be unavailable during the entire maintenance period. Learn more about this maintenance.

Enrich Collaboration Using OneDrive and SharePoint

As the campus community settles into using OneDrive and SharePoint, the Northwestern IT Service Desk is sharing a few features beyond the basics and best practices that can enrich your collaboration experience. Find OneDrive and SharePoint tips.

MFA Coming to Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto on June 15

Northwestern IT will enable Duo Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for all University Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto accounts on Wednesday, June 15, taking an essential step that further protects individuals and the University. This change is part of a collaborative effort between Northwestern IT and technology partners across the University to implement MFA for all services utilized by the campus community, prioritizing systems that contain protected information. Learn more about the effort.

Tidy Up Your Tech: A Spring-Cleaning Guide

Spring is here, and it's a good time to think about cleaning—and not just your home or closet. Your personal computing devices could use some organization and a refresh too. Doing so will lead to a better, more secure experience for you on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Learn about ways to clean and organize your devices and the information they store.

Save Time and Keep Passwords Safe

Passwords are required for so many digital systems, and it's easy to feel like a good part of each day is spent authenticating into one system or another. Fortunately, there are solutions to help reduce the time it takes to manage your passwords. Read more.

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Students • Faculty and 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



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.
Student Resources
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Faculty and Staff

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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IT Community

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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