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As we increasingly use personal cell phones for work, here are two important things to remember. Illinois Freedom of Information Act The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. As a state university, NIU is subject to the Illinois FOIA. Texts, e-mails, files, etc. used in the “transaction of public...
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NIU has approved a Cellular Service Stipend Policy and will no longer purchase cellular communication devices for individual employee use. Employees whose duties require a cellular communication device may receive extra compensation in the form of a monthly stipend. This is taxable income. If the manager and employee agree that there is a need for...
NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host two events in coming weeks centered around mobile devices and digital content. Join Jason Beckham from Apple Education in the Boardroom from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, for a presentation about how faculty and students are using mobile devices and digital content to create, collaborate, innovate and...
Magitest records the tester’s voice and movements on the device’s screen, such as clicks and swipes, in order to see which steps the tester takes in completing a given task.
NIU’s website, www.niu.edu, is the first stop for many people seeking information about NIU, making it exceedingly important to provide a website that is informative, easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. With more and more student users viewing websites on their smartphones and tablets, the need for a stronger mobile presence for NIU is greater...
Just in time for Welcome Days and the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year, the new version of the NIU mobile app (3.0) is now available on both Android and iOS platforms. New features include: A fresh look (reskinned for iOS7) with flat icons; a directory module updated to allow department searches; a new [email protected]
Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon.
Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon made his third visit to NIU in five months Thursday, June 20. This time, the ambassador presented a Royal Thai Embassy grant to develop a 40-lesson Thai language program that can be accessed on a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Speaking at...
(Left to right) Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton and Computer Science Chair Nicholas Karonis.
NIU’s Department of Computer Science is touting its new certificate program in one of the hottest areas of computer programming – development of apps for mobile devices. The four-course certificate program aims to teach undergraduate or graduate students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. Graduates of the...
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Just in time for the start of fall semester, version 2.5 of NIU Mobile is rolling out in app stores. The popular smartphone app adds additional campus-friendly features for students on the go. New modules include: eSuds – Look up the status and availability of the washers and dryers in the residence halls. Social Media...
NIU Mobile v 2.0
Version 2.0 of NIU Mobile hit Android and Apple app stores this week and adds some highly anticipated new features to the university’s free smartphone application. “One of the top requests we had is to bring the Advanced Geospatial Lab’s Huskie Bus Tracker to the app,” said Jennice O’Brien, director of Web Communications. “Now, with...
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Have you ever been running late to class, wishing there were some way to quickly check your assignments on Blackboard? Now you can — and all you need is a smartphone with a data plan. Students and teachers can instantly access courses, content and communities anywhere via NIU’s Blackboard Mobile Learn app. To access the...