IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

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 27, 2016

Connecting UW students with co-curricular experiences

student intern at the White House

How can online tools and systems better help students engage in co-curricular experiences that provide opportunities to develop crucial life skills? The UW-IT Husky Experience Discovery Project team undertook research to find out, asking students about which opportunities they value most and obstacles to participation. Its findings are now published as a case study in…

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 11, 2016

Technology tips for faculty in latest Provost report

Ursula Valdez teaching

Innovative approaches to teaching and learning with technology, with easy-to-download tips for faculty, are the focus of the latest Provost report, When Technology Brings Learning to Life, in the Innovators Among Us series. Six faculty members from all three campuses share their experiences, best practices and methods that can be adopted by their colleagues. The…

May 3, 2016

MyPlan now easier to use on mobile, plus other new features

Student holding mobile phone

UW students can use new features in a recent release of MyPlan, the UW’s degree planning tool, that make academic planning even easier. Plan and Degree Audit experiences have been streamlined for optimal use on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Audit reports are now much easier to read on any device, with no more zooming…

May 2, 2016

UW Tacoma students build creative media presentations with FOLD

white musical note on black background

Learn how a UW Tacoma instructor used FOLD, a web-based publishing platform, to help her students construct multimedia presentations in “Finding meaning behind the music.” Get tips on how you can use FOLD, and how it can boost student creativity for final projects. The story is part of the Innovators Among Us series produced by…

April 11, 2016

MyUW now shows students if they are ready to register via MyPlan

Students learning outside

Thanks to a new integration with MyPlan, UW students can begin the registration process on MyUW, starting with summer quarter registration April 11. Using MyUW, students see if courses they’ve selected are ready for registration, and then can go directly to MyPlan, the UW’s degree planning tool, to complete registration. Using MyPlan, students can simply click…

March 31, 2016

Video case studies engage UW dentistry students

videographer

Learn how UW faculty use video case studies to help first-year dentistry students understand complex dental health issues in “Showing rather than telling at UW’s School of Dentistry.” Read student reactions, and get tips on how you can develop your own videos. The story is part of the Innovators Among Us series—produced by the Office…

March 25, 2016

Classroom techniques to improve equity

Students in class

UW researchers found classroom dynamics can foster gender bias and an achievement gap that may influence a student’s persistence in a discipline, but simple classroom techniques can improve equity. Explore their findings in “What is your class telling you?”, which explains how random calling can provide a more inclusive, equitable classroom experience. The story is…

March 4, 2016

UW students, faculty interested in integrated planning and advising services

Students on campus

In a recent survey, UW students and faculty expressed interest in student degree-planning tools, services that facilitate access to learning resources, and early notifications systems that identify students at risk of failing a course and/or dropping out of the University. The annual survey is conducted by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, in conjunction with UW-IT. The…

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