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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

March 20, 2018

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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Learn how to set up courses in Canvas, use Panopto to record lectures, use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class, submit grades with GradePage, and more with the Faculty Quick-Start Guide. The information will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW, offered by UW Information Technology.

March 12, 2018

New funding to support computing education for K-12 students with disabilities

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A new National Science Foundation grant will support an initiative to ensure computing courses are accessible to K-12 students who are blind, deaf or have reading-related disabilities. The grant was awarded to the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the UW’s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT). Learn more…

March 9, 2018

Scout your favorite spot to study, eat and more

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Scout finds valuable campus resources. Hankering for BBQ? Need a quiet study spot for 2 or 10? Want to borrow a video camera or other tech available to students? Use Scout to find what you need among the nearly 400 study spaces, 60 food spots and 160 tech items. Check out this video to see…

March 1, 2018

Protect your computer from malware with this free computer clinic on Mar. 5

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Register for a free Computer Vet workshop at Odegaard Library on Mar. 5 that will teach you how to protect your computer from malware and viruses. You will scan your laptop for viruses, set up virus protection, and learn to keep your computer safe, including how to create better passwords and internet safety tips. Open…

February 26, 2018

Switch to the new MyUW by June 14

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An all-new MyUW for faculty and staff provides more personal, timely, and relevant content matched to your affiliation with the University, reduces information overload, and provides easy access to key links, tools, and information. To switch, simply click “Switch to the new MyUW!” in the blue MyUW banner. Make the switch by June 14, when…

February 15, 2018

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

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…

February 9, 2018

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

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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…

February 8, 2018

New analytics tool on MyUW can help improve student experience

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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…

January 31, 2018

Learn how to back up your data in this free computer clinic on Feb. 5

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Register for a free Computer Vet workshop at Odegaard Library on Feb. 5 that will teach tips and best practices for backing up your computer data, whether on a cloud application like Google Drive or on an external hard drive. Open to UW students, faculty and staff, the workshop is 3:30-5 p.m. in room 320….

January 18, 2018

Sign up for half-day Google Cloud Platform workshop on Feb.13

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Learn the basics of the Google Cloud Platform. The workshop for students and researchers will cover computing and storage resources, database services and cost calculation for cloud adoption. It takes place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the UW Seattle…

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