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September 11, 2017

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by…

August 7, 2017

UW students and instructors help improve plagiarism-detection tool

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VeriCite’s plagiarism-detection tool is now easier to use thanks to an improved user interface, designed with input from UW students and faculty. Student papers can be submitted through the web-based system and checked for plagiarism. Eighteen people from the UW participated in usability studies to evaluate the tool’s usefulness. “Having real users helped us learn…

July 28, 2017

Adobe Creative Cloud now available for faculty and staff at reduced rate

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Thanks to strong demand, Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to faculty and staff at a reduced rate through UWare, offering popular applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and others. The license period for the subscription-based service is July 1 through June 30. Students are eligible to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud license through the…

July 11, 2017

Renew MATLAB, SPSS, SAS software licenses. Grace period ends July 31.

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The math and statistics software can be renewed through UWare, with the price the same in FY2018. The 2017 license expired on June 30, and license holders have a 30-day grace period to renew licenses. After July 31, the software stops working. MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) software delivers powerful computational, visualization and application development tools to…

July 5, 2017

Zoom — new to UW — makes video and web conferencing easy

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Zoom, a new fee-based web conferencing service, allows you to host live online courses, offer “virtual” office hours, collaborate with colleagues in other locations and host live web broadcasts to people worldwide. The cloud-based software, available to students, faculty and staff, offers the same high-quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Mac, Windows, and Linux…

May 30, 2017

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

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Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs…

May 18, 2017

Instructors: Get free help transferring grades from Canvas to Gradepage, beginning May 30

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Need help transferring end-of-the-quarter grades from Canvas to Gradepage? Beginning May 30, instructors can set up an appointment or drop in to Odegaard, room 230 to meet with a Learning Technologies team member. The service is available Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday: noon-7 p.m. To set up an…

May 11, 2017

Workday training underway for HR and payroll staff

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In-person training for Workday, the UW’s new, modern human resources, payroll and benefits system, has begun for HR and payroll staff. More information for all employees is coming soon. Get ready for Workday by enrolling in Duo, the UW’s new two-factor authentication system, which protects your personal information by adding a second layer of security…

April 19, 2017

Enroll now in 2FA. Needed to access Workday in June

Team holding sign saying "Enroll in 2FA"

Secure your personal information with two-factor authentication (2FA) by enrolling today in Duo. UW faculty, staff and student employees will need Duo to access Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system, which launches in June. Duo uses a mobile app, a phone call or a hardware token as a second layer of security to prove it’s…

March 30, 2017

New, easy-to-use eSignatures offered at no cost to UW departments through FY 2018

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The electronic signature service — eSignatures — offers UW departments an effective way to send, sign, manage and retain documents, speeding up processing times while reducing paper use. You can easily upload and send documents for electronic signature, as well as quickly and securely accessing and signing documents online. You can also check document status,…

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