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

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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 include the different factors in creating and leading online courses, using gaming concepts, and social and cultural factors in technology designs.


March 16, 2017

2FA safeguards your information online, adds a layer of security beyond a password

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Protect your personal information from unauthorized access by enrolling in Duo, the University’s new two-factor authentication (2FA) system, beginning in April. 2FA adds a layer of security beyond a password when signing in with your UW NetID. With Duo you can use an app on your phone to sign in. The new Workday HR/Payroll system will use Duo when it launches in mid-June, with others systems adopting it in the future. Watch for more information on Duo when enrollment opens in April.


March 15, 2017

Price reduction for UW Connect, the University’s service management tool

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UW departments can more effectively track and manage customer service requests by subscribing to UW Connect, the UW’s service management tool, with newly lowered rates. The rate has been reduced 26 percent per user license per month for staff, and by 37 percent for student employees. UW Connect supports UW’s Transforming Administration Program (TAP) and its aim to build a culture of service.


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, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and UW Libraries.


March 10, 2017

E-RESOURCE: Is that news source legit?

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Be savvy consumers of online information and don’t fall for “fake news” and “truthiness.” Use UW Libraries’ research guide to help you evaluate the sources you find online. Not all information is created equal.  Before you use or share it, choose what material is the most reliable and factual. Consider, for example, if the source is CRAAP by judging its currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose.


March 9, 2017

Ignite your imagination at the TechConnect Conference on March 23

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Join the University’s information technology community on Thursday, March 23 in the Husky Union Building at UW Seattle. Explore emerging trends, share your ideas and learn how others are using IT solutions to meet today’s challenges. The fourth annual all-day UW TechConnect Conference: Transformative IT—The New Normal features keynote speaker Brian McDonald, a national expert in developing leadership and strategic-thinking skills, and 18 presentations from IT professionals across the UW.


March 7, 2017

Submit an application for Student Technology Fee funding by March 31

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Proposals must help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational opportunities. The Student Technology Fee 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 next proposal application submissions are due March 31. Visit the STF website or attend a proposal workshop on March 10, 14 or 29 to learn more.


March 3, 2017

Access Husky OnNet on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPads

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Now, students, faculty and staff who use iOS devices that include iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can securely connect to the UW network from off-campus using Husky OnNet. Download the free app, “F5 BIG-IP Edge Client.” You can connect through Husky OnNet using Microsoft Windows devices too. Learn more about Husky OnNet and connecting to the UW network.


March 2, 2017

Discover UW’s global impact with new data visualization dashboards in UW Profiles

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Explore the UW’s global impact with new Global Engagement dashboards in UW profiles. Part of the interactive data visualization portal, UW Profiles, these new dashboards show UW’s global footprint in research, study abroad destinations, and recruiting and graduating international students. The dashboards, a collaboration between the Office of Global Affairs and UW-IT, can help UW leaders, faculty and staff better understand the UW’s networks worldwide. Access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse is required.


March 1, 2017

Learn to design accessible PDFs – for free

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Find out how to make PDFs accessible with online training provided by Lynda.com. No subscription? No problem. Learn how a public library card can get you free access on the DO-IT website. Remember, a new state policy requires information posted on University websites to be accessible. PDFs need bookmarks, alternative text and other information to make them accessible for users who are visually impaired or have reading-related disabilities.


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