Software and Web Tools

Computer-Based Software

Software Management System (screenshot)NMU has site licenses for several software packages, and more limited licenses for more specialized software. Some software is pre-installed on NMU notebooks before they are issued. You can have other software installed at the Computing HelpDesk. Get a list of the software currently available to you.

If you need specialized software that is not currently available, you may request it through NMU's annual software survey, which takes place each spring. Requests made at other times are also considered. To make one, contact the Dean of AIS.

Instructional Technology

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides faculty with support for instructional technology. This includes web-based tools such as the NMU EduCat LMS and the Wildcast podcasting system, as well as specialized software such as that used to create video tutorials.

If your students need help with instructional technology, refer them to the Computing HelpDesk. The HelpDesk will involve the CTL as-needed.

Other Web-Based Tools

Other frequently-used web-based tools include:

  • Qualtrics, a powerful electronic surveying tool.
  • Concur, a system for settling travel or office purchases.
  • Banner, the system used by NMU to manage business functions, including student registration, class rosters and posting grades. 
  • MyNMU, a portal for accessing the three systems listed above, as well as several other resources
  • MyWeb, (not to be confused with MyNMU), a gateway for accessing photo rosters, requesting EduCat shells, and setting e-mail preferences.