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Huskie Hack
Hacking isn’t just for computer geeks or technical experts – it’s for everyone. NIU will host Huskie Hack from noon Saturday, Sept. 26, to noon Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Holmes Student Center. This free and interactive event is devoted to experiential learning, collaborative brainstorming and fun. Students from NIU, selected high schools and Chicagoland...
College Grind
In response to usage data collected over the past year, the Division of Information Technology is adjusting computer lab hours. This summer, only the College Grind in the Holmes Student Center and Founders Library Lab on the third floor will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The labs in the School of Music, Graham Hall...
Smart Classroom
Academic Computing Operations and Support, part of the Division of Information Technology at NIU, is offering training on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. New for spring semester is the addition of Open-Sankoré interactive whiteboard software to the Smart Classroom computers. This easy-to-use annotation software allows users to annotate over whatever is displayed...
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The migration from GroupWise email and calendaring to Outlook has begun. NIU’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and some early adopters have already migrated, totaling about 350 mailboxes so far. By the end of 2014, more than 1,500 accounts will have converted to Outlook, including Housing and Dining, the Office of the Provost, the Office...
Office 365 Student Advantage
Office 365 Student Advantage is up and running. As soon as it became available Aug. 15, students started signing in. By the end of the first day of fall semester, 1,844 students had signed in at O365.niu.edu. All students have a subscription as long as they are enrolled. They can install Office 365 on their...
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The new password self-service option makes resetting your password even easier. The fastest and easiest way to change your password is to do it yourself online, just like at Google or Amazon. To match that ease of use, we’re turning on security questions. Once these are filled out, you may never need to call the Help Desk...
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Effective Tuesday, July 22, all new employee password changes will have an expiration of 365 days rather than 130 days. No immediate action is required: Current passwords are still valid and will continue to expire on the date already set in the system. However, the next time users go online to change them, they will...
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The Division of Information Technology is modernizing NIU’s core network to maximize speed and security. More Bandwidth The DoIT Network Services team is hard at work installing new network infrastructure (equipment, fiber optic cabling) across campus to enhance the scalability of NIU’s network. As part of the project, 10-gigabit connections are replacing one-gigabit connections within...
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Information Technology Services provides retirees with continuing access to computing services at NIU. AccountID Your AccountID expires 210 days after your retirement date or Feb. 2, 2015, whichever comes later. Your AccountID gives you access to MyNIU for your W-2. Are you coming back to work at NIU? Fill out a request to extend your primary...
Eric Haan, district technology director for Eastland CUSD 308, has coordinated the district’s participation in the iFiber network since the project began in 2011.
Eric Haan believes in iFiber and the benefits made possible by the high-speed fiber broadband network, not just for his rural school district but for the entire northwest Illinois region. “The truth is, for as many uses as I can name now for the iFiber network, there are so many more we haven’t even thought...
Master the Mainframe
Northern Illinois University computer science students claimed top honors in the IBM Master the Mainframe contest. The contest allows students to distinguish themselves in mainframe computer programming abilities.  Participants completed the tasks for the contest during the fall semester from Oct. 7 to Dec. 28, 2013, and winners were announced this semester. The contest consists of three...
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Have an ITS-hosted virtual server? The money savings have begun. Starting this month, new and existing customers will pay much lower rates for virtual servers. Strategic investments in hardware and software have enabled ITS to reduce the monthly fee for a basic production virtual server from $275 to $50. Custom virtual machines are also cheaper...
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