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February 3, 2016

Access, Excel webinars: Register by March 9

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UW students, faculty and staff can register for two upcoming webinars on Microsoft products, offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD): Access Techniques (Beginner) on March 16 and Excel Techniques on March 17. Each is 1.5 hours and costs $65, which can be charged to a UW budget number. Register at least a week…

January 25, 2016

IT training: Free Tableau and Excel workshops from UW-IT

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UW staff and faculty can learn how to create data visualizations using Tableau software, and do drag-and-drop analysis using Microsoft Excel PivotTables, at free UW-IT workshops. Sessions last one to three hours, and no programming skills are required. Learn more and register online for winter quarter sessions.

December 30, 2015

Interaction in Active Learning Classrooms


The quality of classroom activities—rather than the field of study or the classroom format—determine the caliber of interactions and learning, according to initial findings from research conducted by Odegaard Undergraduate Library and UW-IT. UW Libraries now has published profiles of four instructors teaching in Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) in Odegaard who were involved in the…

December 3, 2015

New “Clickers in the Classroom” Book Includes UW Expertise

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UW expertise is featured in a new book—Clickers in the Classroom: Using Classroom Response Systems to Increase Student Learning—that presents research and examples from 20 years of clicker use in higher education. Co-authored and edited by UW-IT instructional designer Peter Wallis, and director of UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center David Goldstein, the book also…

November 20, 2015

Innovators Among Us: Bringing the Real World of Language to the Classroom

Betsy Evans

Read how UW linguistics professor Betsy Evans uses a number of technologies to bring the real world of language to the classroom in the latest “Innovators Among Us” story. Evans uses Canvas, UW’s learning management system, and clickers, an audience response system that allows the entire class to respond to questions on a screen, in…

November 9, 2015

Active Learning Classroom Open House, UW Seattle: Nov. 19

Active Learning Classroom

Faculty and instructors curious about active learning at the UW are invited to an open house on November 19, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., at UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library, in Active Learning Classroom 136. You will have a chance to chat with instructors across campus who will share their active learning strategies and experiences in…

October 9, 2015

Learn About Innovative Faculty Teaching With Technology at All Three UW Campuses

Innovator Ursula Valdez

UW faculty share their experiences, tips and best practices through a new series of stories that encourage a culture of innovation in teaching and learning with technology at all three campuses. Called Innovators Among Us, the Web-based series features a new faculty profile every six weeks through mid-2016 and is being produced by the Office…

October 8, 2015

Free Tableau and Data Classes for UW Faculty and Staff

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In UW-IT’s free classes, UW faculty and staff can learn to more quickly and easily analyze data and spot trends using the intuitive Tableau data visualization tool. Discover the fundamentals in two three-hour, hands-on sessions—Tableau Basics 101 and Tableau Basics 201—at the UW Seattle campus. Or, take the popular Handling Data 101, now with more…

September 30, 2015

Instructors Can Schedule Their Lectures for Recording in Some UW Seattle Classrooms

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Instructors in several dozen UW Seattle classrooms now can schedule some or all of their lectures for recording, using the Recording Scheduler tool created by the UW Panopto team. It allows instructors who teach in a classroom that supports automated Scheduled Lecture Capture (see classroom list) to schedule recordings through the Canvas interface, but only at…

August 3, 2015

Register for September Software Webinars Offered by UW POD

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UW students, faculty and staff can register now for software webinars offered this September by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD). Two Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox webinars are being offered, one for Microsoft Outlook users and another for Google Apps. In addition, two Excel webinars are scheduled: Microsoft Excel Techniques covers the fundamentals…

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