Faculty

Learn about the technology available at Northeastern to help create inspiring learning experiences that bring out student potential and support a collaborative community of instructors. Find key tech resources, ranging from accessing email to delivering hybrid classes regardless of location.  

Welcome Back

Return to Campus

Helpful resources and FAQs for faculty, staff, and students. 

Leverage key technology and wellness resources on campus.  

First Things First

Accounts and Access

Your online account

Northeastern accounts open the way to online university resources, including the Northeastern portal and the Canvas learning management system. Usernames and passwords are set up when accounts are first claimed by navigating to my.Northeastern.edu, clicking on Request Access, and Activate Account.

2FA and Your Account

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security measure that protects your online identity and personal information. It’s also required to access many university systems and services. Enroll today

Appropriate Use Policy

All faculty are responsible for following the Northeastern University Appropriate Use of Computer and Network Resources Policy. The policy is available in PDF form at northeastern.edu/aup.

Get Secure

As a member of the Northeastern community, you’re responsible for helping keep the university safe from phishing and other security threats. Northeastern will never ask you to confirm your username and password through email. Use the Report Message button in your Outlook client to immediately report a suspicious email. If you have any reason to believe that your account has been compromised, report it immediately to the IT Service Desk. Learn more at Get Secure.

Connect to the Internet

Northeastern supports all commonly used browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox,), and offers both wired and wireless options for connecting compatible devices to the internet.

NUwave

NUwave is the secure wireless network for laptops, phones, and other personal devices in the residence halls, classrooms, and across campus. Use the myNortheastern username and password to connect.

Remote Access – GlobalProtect

Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides safe and secure Northeastern’s access to NUnet resources from off-campus locations. Install GlobalProtect, the university’s VPN software, on a device to get started.

NUnet

NUnet is the redundant, high-bandwidth, high-availability wired network available in academic and administrative buildings on all campuses, as well as research facilities. To connect to NUnet, simply connect a device to the active port using an ethernet cable.

Eduroam

Eduroam is the secure, roaming wireless network developed for, and used by, the international research and education community. Students, faculty, and staff can access the eduroam network at locations worldwide. 

To connect, follow the same process as connecting to NUwave, except select eduroam as Wi-Fi network, and enter myNortheastern username, followed by ‘@northeastern.edu’ (j.doe@northeastern.edu).

Get Solutions

Teaching and Research

Canvas

The Canvas learning management system is mobile-first, reliable, accessible, and delivers highly customizable and experiential teaching and learning environment. Elevate the learning experience with Canvas support and resources including training, term checklists, and personalized consulting.

Virtual Computer Labs

Faculty can access virtual machines, a high-performance computing cluster, and a complete AWS curriculum for their students’ coursework. Learn more.

Academic Technologies

Create inspiring learning experiences with Academic Technologies to bring out student potential with support and consultation from academic technologists. Consultants will work with you to implement innovative content delivery, learning management systems, classroom enhancements, and other methods to give both faculty and students a unique Northeastern experience.

Research Computing

High-end computing solutions and comprehensive support are available to help bring faculty research to light, no matter what your discipline. The university partners with the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, MA to provide high-speed and high-performance resources.

NUflex

NUflex is Northeastern’s hybrid-flexible learning model that ensures education is accessible anytime, anywhere. Northeastern is maximizing in-person instruction whenever possible, while also recognizing the unique needs of students who may be unable to return to in-person learning.

Productivity Tools 

Communication and Collaboration

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is Northeastern’s preferred online collaboration hub that brings conversations, meetings, voice calls, files, and apps together in one place. See this Zoom-Teams comparison and enhanced Teams functionality update including Whiteboard.

Microsoft 365 – Office Applications

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based suite of applications that are available to all faculty, staff, and students. This includes an @northeastern email account and calendar, downloads of the Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.) on up to 5 personal devices, and the online and mobile versions of the Office apps.

Sign in to Microsoft 365 office suite: 

  1. Visit office.com
  2. Type in myNortheastern username followed by “@northeastern.edu”. 
  3. Use myNortheastern password

Zoom

The popular online meeting software in a classroom version that enables meetings up to 49 students at once. For more information, see the best practices for Zoom teaching and learning

Learn as you go

Training Opportunities

Never stop learning by leveraging Northeastern supported training opportunities.

Technology Training   

Browse Northeastern’s schedule of workshops and training on teaching technologies, hybrid learning (NUflex), and collaboration software. 

LinkedIn Learning 

Start exploring more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills that are available to you through your Northeastern affiliation. Take advantage of it for your own professional development, or share content with students.

Gartner IT 

Access more than 100,000 documents and research on tech products and trends, business IT issues, and more from the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.