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@nmu.edu Email

  • All Northern Michigan University students, faculty and staff are issued a User ID which is used to identify the user for computer & network access. See NMU ID Information for more information on...

Access to NMU eBill

  • Students can grant parents or other parties access to their eBill information through their eBill link in MyNMU under the "Authorized Users" tab. In order to login as an authorized user, or to grant...

Account Lockout Types

  • ↵NMU users can be locked out of their NMU account (MyUser, MyNMU, Webmail, etc.) for various reasons, as listed below. Some of these lockouts can be fixed by the user, but many of the account lockout...

Activate my NMU User account

  • Your NMU account can be activated at myuser.nmu.edu/newuser This procedure will only work for accounts that have not yet been activated. After an account has been activated myuser.nmu.edu/user should...

Adaptive Brightness

  • Adaptive brightness is a a feature in Windows that uses an ambient light sensor to automatically ajust your screen's brightness to your surroundings. All computers with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 will...

Add or Change a Windows User Account

  • You can add multiple user accounts to your computer, each with its own password and other settings, or change the settings for your existing accounts. Choose your operating system below and follow...

Add the NMU SSL Certificate

  • Note: These certificates are already installed on all NMU issued ThinkPad and desktop computers. The certificates are used for SSL (secure web access) to NMU MyUser, MyWeb, Register, Exchange, and...

Adding a Comment in PowerPoint

  • You can add comments to slides on a PowerPoint that don't display while you present but can be viewed and referenced whenever you need them. You may find this useful for making notes, commenting,...

Adding a Network Location in Windows

  • Adding a network place in Windows allows you to access FTP, Windows file shares, and some HTTP servers (with FrontPage extensions loaded) directly in My Network Places, without having to use an FTP...

Adding a POP Account to an Existing Outlook Profile

  • The instructions below integrate your existing Outlook set up with an additional email account so all your email exists in one profile. Please open Outlook once so the NMU default settings are...

Adding an Attachment

  • The NMU E-Mail server holds a 20 MB size limit on all incoming E-Mail.  This is the maximum size of the total email which includes message headers, text, and attachments. The majority of files (...

Adding an MES Account to an Existing "Default Outlook Profile"

  • Exchange accounts are granted to faculty and staff members after sending a request to the NMU Helpdesk. An exchange account allows you to share calendars with other NMU faculty and staff members who...

Adding Audio in a PowerPoint Presentation

  • This is a guide to show you how to insert audio from your computer into your PowerPoint Presentation. 1. First, navigate to the slide you'd like to insert the audio on. Click the "Insert" tab on the...

Adding Contacts in Outlook

  • Outlook contacts can be used to save and store information, including names, email addresses, street addresses, pictures, birthdays, and other information.  Create a New ContactCreate a Contact from...

Adding SmartArt in Powerpoint

  • You can add SmartArt to your PowerPoint in the form of a list, process, cycle, hierarchy, relationship, matrix, pyramid, or picture. These come in many options, including timelines, and can be a good...

Adding Video to a PowerPoint Presentation

  • This is a guide that details how to add video recorded or stored on your computer or a video on YouTube to a PowerPoint Presentation. You can view a video that addresses adding a video in the...

Adjusting my settings for the boot menu

  • Although these instructions use Windows 10, the instructions are similar for earlier versions of windows.  1. Search "System" in the Start menu, then click on "System."         ​2. In the "Systems"...

Adobe Dreamweaver

  • Dreamweaver, a program used in some courses at NMU, is a visual development tool for publishing and creating websites. Adobe offers tutorials and training videos that you can use to familiarize...

Allowing Third Party Applications to Install on a MacBook

  • Some applications are not signed by Apple and will not be able to be installed. If you trust the application and know you want to install it, follow these steps to allow third party apps to install....

Autoforwarding Email to an MES or Alumni Account

  • Email autoforwarding allows you to forward your @nmu.edu account to an MES account or another account on campus such as yourid@alumni.nmu.edu. Thus, a department email address could be forwarded to a...

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