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New Box Storage Quota Takes Effect June 1

Northwestern is implementing a Box storage limit of 5TB per account effective June 1, 2021. This service change is necessary to mitigate the risk of extending beyond the University’s contracted Box storage limits and prepare for the transition from Box to Microsoft 365 file-sharing solutions in August 2022. Read more.

Advancing Robust IT Security and Privacy Programs

As cybercriminals’ attacks continue to evolve, so too must the University’s approach to protecting University and personal data. Information is a critical asset, and how it is managed, stored, and protected has a significant impact on the delivery of University-wide services. Working with University leadership and technology partners across campus, Northwestern IT is leading efforts to advance robust IT security and privacy programs. Learn about the initiatives

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, the University’s cloud-based data and file storage service, to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms by August 2022. Although this service change may seem far off, the first migrations will begin in October 2021. Learn more about the move.

Technology Time-Saving Tips

Northwestern IT tools, resources, and support ensure it is safe and convenient for you to access and utilize IT services. We are here to make sure you have what you need, including self-service support options offering real-time solutions and time-saving technology tips. Read to learn more about some of our most popular tips.

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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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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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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