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  • Learn how to comply with state IT accessibility policy

    February 16, 2018

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    Visit the UW’s accessibility technology website to learn how your unit can comply with the state accessibility policy and ensure that University IT resources are usable to all people, including those with disabilities. All UW units must ensure that information technology resources are usable by people with disabilities. The website includes information on Accessibility Policy #188, adopted in 2016 by the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer. The policy covers websites, web-based applications, e-documents, multimedia and more.


  • Don’t miss this year’s UW TechConnect conference and a great lineup of speakers

    February 15, 2018

    Engage with dynamic speakers and IT professionals from across the UW community discussing IT trends and challenges in higher education at the annual UW TechConnect conference on March 13 at the HUB. Featured speakers include UW-IT VP and CIO Aaron Powell; EDUCAUSE President and CIO Dr. John O’Brien; Fred Hutch CIO and VP of IT Matthew Trunnell; and founder, President and CISO for Critical Informatics Michael K. Hamilton. Conference attendees also will have the opportunity to hear and engage with more than two dozen colleagues speaking about a variety of topics of interest to the IT community. Register today.


  • Reminder: Record Presidents Day Holiday Time Off in Workday

    February 14, 2018

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    Don’t forget to record Presidents Day as “Holiday Taken Time Off” in Workday. This applies to most UW employees who accrue time off and who would normally work on the day on which the holiday falls. However, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic coaches and academic personnel (faculty, residents and fellows and other academic staff) do not need to track time off for holidays in Workday. Medical Centers employees report time off for holiday hours in Kronos. To see if this applies to you, review the quick guide and full user guide for time off, and check out related information on the Time Off page of the Integrated Service Center website.


  • Join the Feb. 14 Tech Talks

    February 13, 2018

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    Learn about using business analysis for IT challenges, Workday data conversions, and Microsoft and Google productivity platforms at Tech Talks on Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon in Odegaard, room 220. The quarterly Campus Tech Talks bring together information technology enthusiasts from across the University to explore, learn and connect.


  • Free workshops on how to use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class

    February 9, 2018

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    Instructors can use the Poll Everywhere classroom response system to engage students during lecture sessions with live polls and quick checks on subject matter comprehension. Learn more about using the tool, administering polls, moving scores from graded poll questions to Canvas, and more, in free two-hour workshops offered on multiple dates: Feb. 13, March 2 and March 8.


  • New analytics tool on MyUW can help improve student experience

    February 8, 2018

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    Data from Course Dashboard, a new analytics tool available on MyUW, can help instructors assess how effective their courses are, and ultimately improve the student experience. Course Dashboard shows historical data such as median final grade and percent of students who failed a course, and provides comparative data, such as median cumulative GPA of current versus past students. Instructors can see the Course Dashboard by going to the “view course stats” link on the Teaching page of the new MyUW.

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