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New Panopto Features: Default Captioning and Browser-Based Capture

Panopto, Northwestern’s video capture and management tool, recently released two new features—default captioning and a browser-based capture option. Now, captions for all videos recorded on or after June 1, 2021, by Panopto will display in the player by default. Although the use of the Panopto app is prefered, the new browser-based version of Panopto is available to recored videos when the app is incompatible with your machine. Learn more about these new Panopto features.

Making Real Connections at a Virtual TEACHx

Back for the fifth iteration—and all virtual for the first time—Northwestern’s TEACHx symposium was held over three days, May 11–13, 2021. Presented by Northwestern IT and the Office of the Provost, this year’s gathering sought answers to a pressing question across higher education—during periods of remote instruction, how do you build and sustain real human connections with students and each other? Presenters conferenced in from across the US to share their experiments, innovation, and successes with a record audience of more than 700 participants. Read about some standout moments.

Cloud Storage is On the Move—Time to Pack Up

When planning a move, no matter how far in advance, it is never too soon to get organized. As previously announced, Northwestern is moving from Box to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms—OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams—by August 2022. Although this service change may seem far off, the first migrations will begin in October 2021. Learn how to prepare for the move.

Northwestern IT Website Refresh Project Kicks-Off

Northwestern IT is pleased to partner with the Office of Global Marketing and Communications (OGMC) to launch the Northwestern IT Website Refresh project. The multi-phase, year-long effort includes a full audit of the site's information architecture to ensure the University community can access intuitive, up-to-date service information that enhances their technology experience at Northwestern. Read more about the project.

Protect Your Online Meetings - Tips to Avoid "Zoombombing"

"Zoombombing" occurs when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. These intrusions are disruptive and can result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to prepare by understanding the risks of "Zoombombing" and reviewing your options for setting up meetings. View Tips and How-To Videos

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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.
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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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