IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

May 30, 2014

SpaceScout: New Features Coming Soon

SpaceScout, an application that helps UW students find the perfect study space on campus, will soon include the option to rate and review spaces and send messages to friends about ones they’ve found. In addition, students will be able to sync a list of favorite spaces across the Web and iOS versions. Learn more about SpaceScout.

May 29, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

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The second volume of the award-winning Ethnographic Video Online collection expands on Alexander Street’s anthropology offerings by adding 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings and previously unpublished footage from anthropological archives. Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II is brought to you by UW Libraries and the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library…

May 28, 2014

Summer Tips From UW Libraries

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Going on vacation for a few weeks or months? Get summer tips from UW Libraries to find out what you need to know before you go, including how to renew your books and pay your fines online. Want to continue to borrow materials once you’ve graduated, or want to take your RefWorks citations with you?…

May 27, 2014

FY 2015: No Change in Tech Recharge Fee; Rates for UW-IT’s Self-Sustaining Services Online

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The FY 2015 Technology Recharge Fee (TRF), which helps fund critical information technology services provided by UW-IT for the University, will remain the same as in FY 2014. The University’s IT Service Investment Board reviews the TRF annually and made the recommendation, which was approved by the Provost. In addition, FY 2015 rates for UW-IT’s…

May 23, 2014

Take Advantage of New Apps Now in UW Google Apps

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UW students, faculty and staff now have more tools at their fingertips in UW Google Apps, with three new apps recently added by UW-IT. Lucidchart is a powerful tool for making diagrams, mind maps, charts and more. Google Now is a personal assistant app that organizes important information to help you manage your day. Google Groups…

May 12, 2014

MyPlan: New Schedule Builder Helps UW Students With Planning

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With “Schedule Builder” in MyPlan, the UW’s academic planning tool, students can see which courses and sections will best fit their calendar for upcoming quarters. Students can select “Schedule Builder” in the Quarter Details page for any quarter with a published time schedule, and save up to three schedule options to consider later. They’ll also receive alerts when…

May 9, 2014

UW Instructors: New and Enhanced Canvas Features Coming

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UW instructors can try out the enhanced Conversations (inbox) and Gradebook in Canvas Learning Management System before they become the default on May 24. Also, in June, the much-requested “Draft State” course-level feature will become available, allowing content in Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Pages and Modules to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Get details about…

May 6, 2014

E-RESOURCE: The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974

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Explore the sixties in America, a decade that included the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights movement, Woodstock, the Vietnam conflict, the first moon landing and much more. The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 includes diaries, letters, posters, cartoons, songs and speeches by such figures as Abbie Hoffman, Timothy Leary, Joan Baez and…

May 1, 2014

New “enLightning” Talks: Transforming Traditional Courses to Hybrid or Online—May 13

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Join faculty members for five-minute “enLightning” talks about transforming courses from traditional to hybrid or online. Technology Teaching Fellows from Chemistry, Philosophy, Geology, Education, American Indian Studies, and the College of the Environment will describe some of the techniques they used to alter their courses at the talk, on May 13 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in…