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Weinberg College IT News, Fall 2020

Fall Quarter Zoombombing Alert

Two class sessions this quarter have been hit with Zoombombings. The simplest way to secure your Zoom classes is to follow the directions in the Zoom Learning Center, which provide guidance on how to configure Zoom to admit only Northwestern attendees (recommended) or to allow non-Northwestern guests with a waiting room. Please review your security settings to prevent these attacks. If you have questions, please contact us:

Remote Tool Tips

Instead of distributing a Spring 2020 newsletter last year, the WITS team sent out regular Remote Tool Tip newsletters to meet the needs of an abruptly transformed workplace. Check out tips on digital signatures, how to prevent Zoombombing, mobile scanning apps, and more.

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Tossed about, but not sunk

Take a look back at the College's response to remote learning with Matthew Taylor (Director, Media and Design Studio) and find the newest resources and ideas to thrive in a tumultuous environment.
NU's Remote Teaching and Learning
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Microsoft Bookings: More Than Just Meetings

Find out how Microsoft Bookings, free to the Northwestern community, can help you with not only appointments but also with conferences, presentations, and contact tracing.

Check out Microsoft Bookings
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NUWorkspace 3.0

A new partnership with the vendor Apporto has helped the College and NU community expand lab and research software options in a remote environment. NUworkspace offers a Windows virtual desktop with a suite of software.
Take a tour of NUworkspace 3.0
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MATLAB and Simulink: Unlimited Use for Northwestern

Students, instructors, and researchers now have full, free access to all Mathworks products and resources. Find help and get the new MATLAB license.

Download and learn about MATLAB
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Zoom into the Hybrid Present and Future

Find out how to access and use the new Zoom Carts, supplied by WITS, to meet your needs during hybrid classroom instruction.

See Zoom Cart features and Sign-up
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Zoom Webinars: How and Why to Use Them

As a videoconferencing pro, investigate the differences between Zoom webinars and meetings and see how to get a webinar license.
Get Started with Zoom Webinars
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