IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

March 23, 2017

Symposium features innovation in teaching and learning, keynote on building inclusive classroom communities

Two women standing by a poster.

Learn how instructors from all three campuses are advancing student learning at the 13th annual Teaching & Learning Symposium in UW’s HUB Ballroom on April 24, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Open to all faculty, staff and students, the symposium will feature a  keynote presentation on building inclusive classrooms and more than 50 poster presentations. Topics…

March 14, 2017

Building life-long learning, with the help of technology

Instructor in class.

UW Bothell Lecturer Erin Hill uses an interactive whiteboard app in class to help students learn how to learn. She uses the app to make their learning visible, allowing them to understand and improve their own reasoning. Erin Hill is featured in the Innovators Among Us series produced by the Office of the Provost, UW-IT,…

February 28, 2017

Share and access learning resources through Canvas Commons

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UW instructors can find, import and share learning resources in Canvas Commons,  a repository now available in Canvas, UW’s learning management system.  The content can include assignments, quizzes, presentations, images, videos, documents and other files to augment online learning. Sharing can be private, limited to a small group, available to others at UW or open…

February 21, 2017

Can video games solve world problems?

Screenshot from Climate Quest video game

UW professors teamed up to create EarthGamesUW, which offers students and others at the UW a chance to design video games that are fun to play and enhance understanding about climate change. Students design games that are scientifically accurate and convey an important message, making these games effective tools for learning. The effort is featured…

February 16, 2017

Digital storytelling can be powerful tool for teaching and learning

Jane Van Galen

As humans, we’re drawn to stories. UW Bothell professor Jane Van Galen shares how digital storytelling can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning, providing insight into the broader human experience. Digital storytelling uses various multimedia tools—video, audio, graphics and the web. Van Galen is featured in the Innovators Among Us series produced by…

February 2, 2017

Keep your computer in good health with free workshop

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Sign up for a UW-IT Computer Vet Clinic on Feb. 7, Feb. 14 or Feb. 28, free workshops that cover virus protection, computer backup and cloud storage. Open to UW students, faculty and staff, the workshops are 3:30-4:30 p.m. in UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 320. Bring a laptop. Space is limited, so register early.

January 12, 2017

Make music in the Odegaard Sound Studio

Two people looking at computer

Want to produce and share your own music or podcast? Take advantage of the series of workshops on digital audio editing and music production in the UW’s Odegaard Sound Studio. These 90-minute sessions will prepare you to use the studio equipment and software to create high-quality audio projects.

December 14, 2016

A Year in Partnerships 2016: A UW-IT special report

A special online report features UW-IT’s collaborations with partners across all three campuses to support the work of students, faculty and staff. Read how a graduate student is seeking to unravel the mysteries of the human genome using cloud computing services, how an initiative to modernize UW Seattle classrooms is enhancing teaching and learning, how…

December 5, 2016

Canvas use at UW now easy to see with Tableau visualization software

Canvas use graph in Tableau

Department chairs, IT support staff and others interested in tracking the adoption and use of the Canvas learning management system can visit the Canvas adoption dashboard, now on UW’s Tableau site. View quarterly stats on how many courses use Canvas, and filter by campus, department and page views for course content types such as assignments,…

November 10, 2016

Early success for Poll Everywhere, UW’s new classroom response system

UW students in at least 75 courses have generated more than a half million responses to polls and quizzes on their own devices using Poll Everywhere, a new classroom response system UW-IT made available autumn quarter 2016. By mid-quarter, 846 people have created 7,457 polls involving more than 10 thousand people. Survey data from UW…

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