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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...
Clockwise, from top left: Terry Borg, Rebekah Kohli, Rachel Xidis and Donna Schoenfeld
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Terry Borg, director of external programs in the College of Education; Rebekah Kohli, instructional technology assistant and program coordinator in the NIU Women’s Studies Program; Donna Schoenfeld, director of Health Enhancement; and Rachel...
Screen-capture of the new all-university calendar
The NIU website debuted a new all-university calendar today, providing a one-stop shop to promote and discover campus events. “The calendar features a simple-to-use interface that makes it really easy for departments and organizations to promote their events,” said Jennice O’Brien, director of Web Communications. “It just takes a minute to log in and add...
Image of the NIU Mobile app, version 2.5
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...
A guided excursion of the NIU campus is now only a web click away. NIU’s Web Communications department, in collaboration with Enrollment Management and Admissions, launched a virtual tour Monday, June 18, complete with a friendly escort, panoramic images, videos, photos and an interactive map. The university’s Facebook page also offers an app that provides...
NIU: Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
Almost one year has passed since the university unveiled its new logo and tagline, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow,” to convey a unified and consistent visual identity for Northern Illinois University. The new logo debuted Aug. 15, 2011, on the NIU homepage, and has been almost completely implemented across all web pages using the NIU templates...
NIU mobile app
NIU is now as close as the nearest smartphone with the debut of NIU Mobile in app stores this week. The free mobile campus application brings an interactive campus experience to smartphone users. “We wanted to put useful, fun, interesting and dynamic information in the hands of our campus community,” said Jennice O’Brien, team leader...
Sergio Garcia
A team of six NIU students had the unique opportunity to act as consultants by providing social media and marketing strategies and recommendations to the university in a semester-long project that started in January through the College of Business’ Experiential Learning Center (ELC). The project was designed to find innovative ways of enticing potential students,...
Web browser 'refresh' icon
NIU Today — your guide to what’s going on campus and in the campus community — has unveiled several changes to its homepage for the spring semester. Among new features along the right column: A Huskie Bus Tracker link Local Google weather A customized tab box including Latest News, Popular and Tags Randomly selected videos Other new additions include a photo...
Screen capture of NIU's SMASHUP homepage
As the Internet and its applications continue to evolve at a dizzying speed, most websites now offer a veritable smorgasbord of tiny icons that link users to various social media pages. NIU now has risen above the din of square-shaped logos clamoring for attention. The university’s Web Communications Team this morning launched smashup.niu.edu, a one-stop...
NIU-branded presence on Foursquare
This week, NIU joined the ranks of Harvard, Stanford and Cornell – on Foursquare. NIU’s new branded presence on the site went live Tuesday night, just days before their program for universities was announced. Foursquare is a location-based social networking site, mobile phone application and game. Users can “check in” to venues, share where they are...