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Learning Technology

The Learning Technology team develops and supports ongoing university-wide learning technology training resources. The staff acts as consultants to faculty about any aspect of technology use in both classroom and distance learning environments. See below for a list of available resources.

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National Louis University has limited licensing agreements for various software & services available to faculty staff by written request to  Below is an overview of such software & services, and guidelines around the management of their limited licensing requirements.  


Zoom Web Conferencing:

  • Zoom Pro Account: Licensing for these accounts is available to faculty/staff by request to  A pro account provides unrestricted access to host meetings without time restrictions and includes a myriad of tools to enhance your meeting experience.  *The current process for managing Zoom Pro licensing includes a review of usage. Accounts that have not hosted meetings through the platform for 90 days are reverted to Basic status. Below is the email example we provide licensed users when their account is identified as such: "I'm writing to inform you that your Zoom Pro account has been downgraded from Pro to Basic. It has come to our attention that your pro account has not been in use since ##DATE##. While having access to the basic account you will be able to attend and host zoom meetings with a 40 minutes meeting max. If you would like to continue your Pro access, please respond to this email with reasoning and we will review for further access.
  • Zoom Basic Account: These accounts are freely available to anyone (Staff/Faculty/Students) by Signing Up at  These accounts are restricted to 40 minute meetings, though have no limit to the number of meetings hosted.  For more details relating to the differences of Pro vs. Basic accounts, please visit this link:


  • Smartsheet is a project management software, meant for those managing projects for departments. The goal is to have one or two people per department hold a license, enabling them to create sheets for others to manage. If you have questions or requests around this service, please email us,

Survey Gizmo:

  • We downsized our licensing usage from 100 to 15 due to the significant cost increase, then provided access to Microsoft Forms. Forms is not the same and we are getting request for more SurveyGizmo licensing. This can be handled the same as Smartsheet, where there is a central person, per department who handles the creation of surveys for others.

Office 365 is now available to all students currently registered in classes.  To take advantage of this offer, please download These instructions:  Installing Office 365

The VPN (Virtual Private Network) client gives users the ability to connect to NLU hosted share drives and applications from any location. The client is available for download below:

Windows OS Ver 7/8/10:  Cisco Anyconnect 4.9 VPN

MacOS 10.8-10.15: Cisco VPN Client - MAC


PC Instructions

1. Once downloaded, open compressed zip file and extract installer to desktop

2. Run the installer, click Next

3. Select "I accept" on the terms agreement and click Next, then Install

4.  Finish


For Immediate assistance you can call the NLU Helpdesk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll free at 1-866-813-1177 or at extension x4357 if you are on campus.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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