Zoom is available to anyone with a valid Northwestern NetID, and its use is intended for the purpose of conducting University-related activities. To get an account and begin using it immediately, visit the Zoom login page, sign in with your NetID and password, and authenticate using Duo MFA. An account is provisioned automatically upon first login.
NetID services take information from the HR or student system and create unified Northwestern credentials (NetIDs) that are then connected with information about each individual. NetIDs are then used as the primary way for people to interact with IT services. Other types of NetIDs can be created as well for specific people, organizations, or IT system purposes.
NUFinancials is the centerpiece of the University’s financial management systems. It supports the accounting and budgeting functions that feed the University’s general ledger, and works with related reporting, facilities management, purchasing, sponsored research, financial forecasting, and annual budgeting systems.
NUworkspace offers users a virtual Windows desktop service that provides access to a suite of many software applications to faculty, students, and staff, including access to software packages that may not be readily available on their desktop/laptop computers.
The Northwestern Public Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows users with Northwestern NetIDs to access University network resources as if they were directly connected to the Northwestern network.Virtual Private Network (VPN) establishes a "secure tunnel" for your computer on the Northwestern network. It provides strong encryption, enables authenticated access to the Northwestern network from external and untrusted environments, and proxies your network traffic so it appears to originate from within the Northwestern network.
In partnership with Smartsheet, Inc., Northwestern provides a cloud-based project management tool that can be used by faculty, and staff to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents and manage other work.
CAESAR is Northwestern’s system of record for student data. Students, faculty, advisers, parents, guardians, and staff use CAESAR to manage classes and grades, pay bills, view financial aid, process admissions, and maintain demographic data.
Canvas offerings support the management and sharing of class materials (e.g., videos, documents, spreadsheets, etc.) and support student assessments, along with facilitating learning through collaboration.
CrowdStrike Falcon is Northwestern's licensed software application for protecting Northwestern-owned and managed machines and devices against viruses and other malware. For personally owned devices and machines not managed by the University, it is critical that students, faculty, and staff members install antivirus software, update virus definitions, and run virus scans daily.