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Northwestern Adopts Smartsheet Project Management Tool - June 30

Posted Date: 26 Jun 2018

Effective Date: 30 Jun 2018

Northwestern now offers no-cost Smartsheet collaboration accounts to students, faculty, and staff. Smartsheet is a cloud-based spreadsheet application used for collaborative project management, task management, timeline tracking, and resource allocation. Smartsheet Project Managment Tool

Students, faculty, and staff can log in to Smartsheet to create a free account used to collaborate on existing sheets.

Licenses for purchase are available to faculty or staff interested in creating new sheets and taking advantage of advanced features, in addition to collaborating with other University students, faculty, or staff.

Key Features and Benefits

In addition to project management-related tasks, Smartsheet can be used for budget tracking, creating and managing forms, inventory management, and onboarding/offboarding.

Some additional features and benefits include:

End User Experience

To create new spreadsheets and use advanced features, faculty and staff may request a Smartsheet license by emailing, with a valid chartstring.

Spreadsheets can be shared with Northwestern students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Accounts for collaborators are automatically created upon log in. Log in to

Important: Smartsheet does not comply with some regulatory requirements for specific types of regulated data. Information that may not be maintained, shared, or processed when using Smartsheet includes:

Basic training and information is provided by Smartsheet:

For general questions relating to getting started, how to use Smartsheet features, and Northwestern NetID-related issues, contact the IT Support Center at (847) 491-4357 (1-HELP) or


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