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New! Scratch Space is Now Available on Quest

Northwestern Information Technology is pleased to announce Quest scratch space is now available free of charge to all users in active Quest allocations. Quest scratch space is high-speed storage on Quest’s file system for storing intermediate calculations or datasets that can be deleted once they’ve been used to reach a result. Quest users can apply for Quest scratch space beginning November 1. Learn more.

New Standard Launching Around Electronic Communications

A new University information security standard designed to ensure the integrity and security of Northwestern systems and data goes into effect on Wednesday, November 30. The Electronic Communications Standard (ECS), which is currently available on the Northwestern IT website, applies to all members of the University community who access Northwestern’s electronic communications systems. Learn more.

OneDrive and SharePoint are Here—Engage with These Tools

Northwestern's transition from Box to OneDrive and SharePoint is complete, and we appreciate your patience and engagement throughout the effort. To advance your experience with these tools, we compiled some tips and best practices and recommendations to help you decide where to store data, access Box content owned by third parties, and more. Find tips and best practices.

Coming Soon—An Enhanced Online Experience with Northwestern IT

We heard your feedback. This winter, Northwestern IT is reimagining how you connect to our services, information, and resources with a refreshed IT website and new IT services portal. These two new platforms are designed with users’ input at the forefront to offer improved search functionality, simplified processes, and updated information structures for a more efficient experience. Learn what's coming soon.

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Students • Faculty and Staff • Researchers

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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, 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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