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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

October 11, 2017

Learn how to share and reuse Panopto videos on Oct. 18 at noon

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Bring your laptop and lunch to Odegaard’s room 320 and learn about Panopto, the UW’s lecture capture solution. Panopto allows easy recording and reviewing of videos from courses, lectures, and presentations. A quick demo will followed by an open discussion, including sharing and copying recordings, among other topics.

October 5, 2017

Students: Get the IT resources you need with the Student Quick-Start Guide

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Find the computing tools and resources you need as a UW student with the IT at the UW – Student Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to set up email, download software like Microsoft Office, connect to the internet from your dorm or on campus, and much more in this online guide.

October 4, 2017

Submit an application for Student Technology Fee funding by October 18

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Proposals must help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational opportunities. The Student Technology Fee (STF) is entirely student-operated and funded. The more than $4 million of student fees collected annually have funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters. A quarterly process, the…

October 3, 2017

Faculty: Sign up for Evidence-Based Teaching program and experiment with learning technologies

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Join a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The Evidence-Based Teaching program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussion boards and bimonthly meetings, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn…

September 26, 2017

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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In this Faculty Quick-Start Guide, 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. The information will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW, offered by UW Information Technology.

September 18, 2017

Six Catalyst Web Tools to retire over the next 12 months

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Six Catalyst Web tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — are on a timeline to retire, with better solutions now available. WebQ Survey and Gradebook will not be retired. Find out about UW-IT’s plan to help users transition from Catalyst to alternative options. The retirement stems from the University’s commitment…

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 26, 2017

At-sea students and researchers stay connected with VoIP telephones

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University students and researchers at sea off the coast of Oregon for more than four weeks this summer will be too far from cell towers to use a mobile phone. Instead, they will rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones configured with secure firewall by UW-IT to make and receive phone calls. The VoIP…

July 20, 2017

Instructors: Sign in to view the new MyUW on July 27

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The new clean design includes a teaching webpage full of valuable resources. Each tab opens to a display of your courses, with links to the class, student lists, course materials and grading information and submissions. Teaching resources — course reserves, web tools, help guides and more — are easy to find in the Quick Links…

July 17, 2017

Make the move from Catalyst to Canvas with ease

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Instructors can learn how to easily move course content from Catalyst to Canvas in a free workshop on Monday, July 24. On the same day, instructors can participate in a workshop that will help them master Canvas, the UW’s learning management system. These two workshops will also be held on Tuesday, August 22.

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