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March 22, 2018

Husky OnNet system upgrade include new Linux-compatible application

Mobile phone with screenshot of Husky OnNet

The upgrade to the Husky OnNet system that supports secure connections to the UW network from off-campus resolves several bugs, improves security, paves the way for future features and adds a Linux-compatible application. Husky OnNet is a free virtual private network for current students, faculty, and staff, and the for-fee Husky OnNet-Department (HON-D) service supports secure connections to departmentally-restricted resources. Learn more about HON and HON-D, how to download or update your current application on IT Connect.

March 21, 2018

E-resource: Women and Social Movements in the United States

Suffrage parade in New York

Explore the women’s suffrage movement, view the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights or delve into publications of the League of Women Voters by searching the Women and Social Movements in the United States online collection of primary sources. Focusing on U.S. women’s history and public activism, this e-resource includes personal diaries, conference proceedings and documents, and is brought to you by UW Libraries.

March 20, 2018

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

Group of people enjoying a lecture in a modern auditorium

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

March 19, 2018

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

Anti-virus shield protecting laptop

Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by UW-IT, Sophos is already running in the background. Download the software for your home devices.

March 16, 2018

Turning microbes into allies for a cleaner world

Man looks in a microscope at a sample

A single scoop of sediment from the bottom of Lake Washington contains complex microbial communities that might hold the key to a cleaner world. Learn how UW researchers are using cloud computing to understand how to use these microbial communities to create a cleaner environment.

March 14, 2018

Near real-time data from Workday now available

Users now have access to near real-time data from Workday, up to ten times faster than before, thanks to enhancements to the Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP), which provides the data. EIP was created by UW-IT to ensure information from Workday and other systems is timely, accurate, clear, secure, consistent and easily available to UW users.

March 12, 2018

New funding to support computing education for K-12 students with disabilities

Teacher working with student at a computer

A new National Science Foundation grant will support an initiative to ensure computing courses are accessible to K-12 students who are blind, deaf or have reading-related disabilities. The grant was awarded to the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the UW’s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT). Learn more about the project.

March 9, 2018

Scout your favorite spot to study, eat and more

Scout logo

Scout finds valuable campus resources. Hankering for BBQ? Need a quiet study spot for 2 or 10? Want to borrow a video camera or other tech available to students? Use Scout to find what you need among the nearly 400 study spaces, 60 food spots and 160 tech items. Check out this video to see why Scout may make this finals week your best one yet.

March 8, 2018

Get a sneak peek of Workday’s new look

Laptop with Workday's new homepage on the screen

Workday is rolling out a completely redesigned homepage as part of several new upgrades the weekend of March 10-11. Enhancements include improved accessibility, helping to ensure that users of all abilities have a more positive experience. The UW has been working in partnership with Workday on these accessibility improvements throughout our adoption of the new system. Visit the ISC website for a preview of the new user interface.

March 7, 2018

Not seeing updates to a website? Try clearing its cache

pencil erasing 0s and 1s

If your web browser isn’t showing the latest changes to a website, try clearing its cache – local copies of files that help web pages load faster. In most browsers, you can bring up the menu for clearing the cache by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If that does not work, learn how to clear the cache by browser.

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