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Green Up NIU
The future of learning at Northern Illinois University is becoming increasingly paperless as NIU’s Information Technology Services embarks on a journey to “green up NIU.” The effort has its roots in NIU’s Vision 2020 Initiative, which places an emphasis on enhancing technology-related instruction and investment in that technology.  The NIU Board of Trustees authorized an...
Blackboard Catalyst Award
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Collaboration. Awards recognize community leaders within the Blackboard user community who encourage collaboration, and share advice, insight content and effective practices with fellow educators outside their own institutions. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards program annually recognizes and honors...
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NIU students and faculty members taking and teaching summer courses will work with an improved and upgraded Blackboard system. The 1,300 faculty members and thousands of students who depend on the university’s online course management system to receive assignments and communicate with classmates and instructors will see the upgrades when they are unveiled Monday, May...
NIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) is modernizing and improving the services they provide to students and faculty. ITS has involved the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) of the College of Business to help construct a go green marketing and strategy plan. Through the use of surveys, student and faculty feedback regarding campus-wide services such as Wi-Fi,...
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Users of the Information Technology Services-supported NIUNT Domain and NIUNT Forest might experience intermittent authentication and wireless issues Tuesday and Wednesday. An upgrade to the NIUNT Domain is scheduled from 5 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.  The NIUNT Forest upgrade will take place between 5 and 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. For more information,...
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Do you use the NIU Communiversity phone book? Staff at ITS Telecommunications want to know how faculty and staff use this directory, and whether the book is a valuable resource for certain information. All faculty and staff are encouraged to log on to an online survey and answer a few short questions; it takes about...
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A current phishing email is asking NIU GroupWise users for their email addresses, user names, passwords and birth dates. Do NOT reply to this email. NIU will NEVER ask you for your password. If you replied to this e-mail, call the Helpdesk at (815) 753-8100. Do NOT forward to [email protected] Abuse has an adequate number...
Information Technology Services and Verizon Wireless worked together over the summer to meet the growing demand for cellular voice and data communications by faculty and students. As wireless devices are being used for Internet browsing, social networking, email, text and photo/video messaging, plus downloading a host of available apps, adequate and available network capacity and...
Over the summer, ITS installed more than 150 wireless access points, bringing the total number of campus access points to approximately 450. The newly installed devices provide the highest possible data speed and widest area of coverage to give students and faculty the best wireless experience. To accelerate progress toward 100 percent campus coverage, ITS...
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The campus wireless network known as “NIUWireless” will be converted Monday, Aug. 8, to a new method of user authentication requiring the import of a new security certificate. Newer mobile devices will automatically prompt users to import this new certificate while older devices might need to manually import the security certificate. Configuration instructions, along with...
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ITS will perform maintenance on the university’s Blackberry Enterprise Server on Friday, July 15.  The maintenance work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am and continue until approximately noon.  During this time campus Blackberry users will experience a disruption in their e-mail service on their smartphones.  Access to e-mail for campus Blackberry users should return to normal by...
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NIU technicians successfully installed a temporary power generator on the east side of Swen Parson Hall over the weekend.  The new generator will protect service to an important ITS computer room in Swen Parson Hall during unexpected electricity outages on campus. Workers had to shut down power to the computer room in order to install...
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