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NUFinancials Unavailable During Maintenance – July 18

Northwestern IT is scheduled to perform a critical security update to NUFinancials on Saturday, July 18, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this time, NUFinancials will be unavailable. However, Data Warehouse financial reports will remain available.

After the update, users will need to clear their cache before logging into NUFinancials 

To check the status of this scheduled maintenance, please visit the Status of University IT Services.

BlueJeans Conferencing Service to Retire August 1

Northwestern Information Technology (IT) is retiring the BlueJeans Conferencing service on August 1, 2020, in favor of Zoom Web Conferencing. Zoom offers the same features as BlueJeans plus a wider variety of collaborative and active learning methods for online instruction and substantial cost savings to the University.

Zoom was introduced to Northwestern in March and has been widely adopted by students, faculty, and staff.

In preparation for this service retirement, BlueJeans account holders have received email communications highlighting key dates and information for how to start using Zoom. Read More

Tips for Protecting Your Meetings from "Zoombombing"

Universities are experiencing incidents of “Zoombombing”—when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. Such intrusions are disruptive and could result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to understand the risks of "Zoombombing" and to be prepared. Read the Tips

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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.
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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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