IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

September 1, 2016

New “IT at the UW” quick start guide for students

UW student in the quad

Students now have one place to go to learn the essentials of IT at the UW. With the new Student Quick Start Guide, students can find the computing tools and resources they need to get their academic year off to a good start. From information about connecting to the internet from dorms or around campus,…

August 29, 2016

UW Matlab software license renewed; aligns with fiscal year

Matlab web home page

The UW license agreement for Matlab (MATrix LABoratory), software that delivers powerful computation, visualization and application development tools to your desktop, has been renewed and now aligns with the UW fiscal year. Individual licenses expire September 1, and renewals and new subscriptions can now be made online, and will be valid through June 30, 2017….

August 25, 2016

Homer security change requires some Windows users to update SSH clients by Oct. 31

chain and lock on computer keyboard

Outdated security methods leave UW users and information vulnerable to attack, so Homer (a UW-IT Linux server) will undergo a security update on October 31. After that, connections that do not use the modern “SSH version 2” security protocol will not be allowed. UW-IT is notifying affected users (that can be identified) that they need…

June 30, 2016

Panopto: New release simplifies, personalizes video use and management

laptop showing Panopto lecture video

Experience a YouTube-like curated home page with the most recent release of Panopto, the lecture capture tool for UW students, faculty and staff. You’ll also get a personal view of your resources with My Folder—containing your bookmarked videos and everything you have access to or that has been shared with you—where you also can create…

June 24, 2016

SPSS and SAS annual license renewals now available through UWare

Data shown in SPSS

UW students, faculty and staff can now go online to renew their SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) or SAS software licenses for individual workstations. The price for the SAS annual license remains the same; however, the price has increased for the SPSS annual license for use on UW-owned equipment. These licenses are for…

June 20, 2016

New “UW-branded” look for weblogin on June 29

new weblogin sign-in page

When you sign in with your UW NetID on June 29, you’ll see a new, UW-branded look for the UW “weblogin” service (weblogin.washington.edu). This update—the first in 15 years—puts this interface in step with the UW brand, sporting a purple “W” logo and using the UW’s preferred Open Sans typeface. Coordination with the University’s IT…

June 1, 2016

Connect securely from off-campus with new Husky OnNet service

man using computer in cafe

A new way to securely connect to the UW network from remote locations is now available for UW students, faculty and staff—Husky OnNet. This new service is provided by UW-IT via UWare, where you can download the Husky OnNet applications for Windows and Mac operating systems. Husky OnNet lets you access UW-provided research databases and…

May 25, 2016

UW’s Amazon Web Services now HIPAA compatible

Amazon Web Services graphic

UW’s Amazon Web Services (AWS), available to all UW researchers and employees through a UW-IT AWS Account, is now both FERPA and HIPAA compatible, thanks to a new Business Associate Agreement signed by the UW on May 17. Get details on benefits, such as the Indirect Cost Waiver for UW research grants and Data Egress…

May 24, 2016

New Canvas design helps track assignments and more

Canvas dashboard

On June 15, a new interface for Canvas, the University’s learning management system, will make it easier for students to see favorite courses, track assignments and due dates, and view grades. With updates to the Canvas dashboard, global navigation and sidebar, students and instructors will be able to see recent activity in all their courses,…

May 4, 2016

Power BI, Microsoft business analytics service, now available

Person holding cell phone showing Power BI data graphs

UW students, faculty and staff now can use Microsoft Power BI—a cloud-based “business intelligence” analytics service to visualize and analyze data with speed and efficiency—made available with support from the Technology Recharge Fee. Power BI connects users to a broad range of data through dashboards, interactive reports and visualizations. Choose from the Power BI online service, or…

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