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.
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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.
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.
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 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 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 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’ (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teaching and Research
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.
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.
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 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.
Communication and Collaboration
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:
- Visit office.com.
- Type in myNortheastern username followed by “@northeastern.edu”.
- Use myNortheastern password
Learn as you go
Never stop learning by leveraging Northeastern supported training opportunities.
Browse Northeastern’s schedule of workshops and training on teaching technologies, hybrid learning (NUflex), and collaboration software.
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.