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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

May 3, 2016

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

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 in to view the details. And a new feature lets you see just your unmet requirements. To try these out, go to MyPlan on your mobile device and navigate to Audit.


May 2, 2016

UW Tacoma students build creative media presentations with FOLD

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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 the Office of the Provost, UW-IT, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and UW Libraries.


April 29, 2016

UW’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux license ends June 30; use CentOS

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The UW’s campus license for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) expires June 30, and will not be renewed. Units using RHEL can switch to CentOS, an established, well maintained operating system that provides an enterprise-level solution compatible with RHEL. Conversion is easy for units that manage their own servers through UW-IT’s Standard Hosted Server service and want to migrate. Last fall, in part to reduce expenses for departments, UW-IT migrated the Linux servers in its Standard Managed Servers service to CentOS from RHEL. Migration assistance is available. Get details.


April 26, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Sage Research Methods Online

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If you are learning or teaching research methods, or doing (or supervising) a research project, you’ll want to know about Sage Research Methods Online. This innovative multimedia database has journal articles, books (including the complete Little Green and Little Blue book series), case studies, datasets and videos covering quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in the social and health sciences. Use the interactive Methods Map to discover and see the relationships between over 700 methods. Brought to you by the UW Libraries.


April 12, 2016

Microsoft Campus Software Agreement renewed to March 2017

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The UW’s Microsoft Campus Software Agreement has been renewed through March 31, 2017, with the same products and services—Microsoft Windows, Office, Visio, Project and more. Get details. If you already have the software, no action is needed. Eligible UW students, faculty and staff can obtain these Microsoft products via UWare. Individual subscriptions provided under the campus license (e.g., for Visual Studio) have been temporarily renewed while UW-IT contacts subscribers with information about renewing or cancelling.


April 11, 2016

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

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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 to register, rather than enter SLNs (schedule line numbers) manually. Read more.


April 6, 2016

E-RESOURCE: eMarketer

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How are marketers connecting with consumers across digital devices? With eMarketer, you have access to research reports, statistics on advertising spending by industry or publisher, and data on marketing trends. You also can build your own custom charts using thousands of eMarketer forecasts including ad spending, device and platform usage, retail and ecommerce sales, and time spent with media. Brought to you by the UW Libraries.


April 1, 2016

UW TechConnect 2016: Get highlights and send feedback

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Highlights of the 2016 UW TechConnect conference last month for IT professional across the University provide a glimpse into this year’s theme—future-proofing IT. The site includes quotes from attendees and photos of the event. Session materials are being posted so you can browse those you did not attend. If you were among the 450 participants, you are invited to take a five-minute survey to help the organizers plan future events.


March 31, 2016

Video case studies engage UW dentistry students

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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 of the Provost, UW-IT, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and UW Libraries—that highlights innovations in teaching and learning with technology.


March 30, 2016

Get help at UW eScience Institute’s Data Science Office Hours

For help with your data-intensive science challenges—including cloud computing—let experts steer you toward appropriate solutions during the UW eScience Institute’s Data Science Office Hours. Along with eScience data scientists, experts from UW libraries, UW-IT, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Amazon Web Services and Mathworks are available on specific days and times in the data science studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower at UW Seattle. Get details.


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