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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

March 9, 2015

MyUW Mobile Use Has Skyrocketed

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MyUW Mobile usage has increased 90 percent, with 1.1 million pageviews since the September 2014 update was released. This and other data suggest that the updated design, informed by user study data, is meeting student needs. The site provides on-the-go access to timely information such as final grades. If you have not tried it, visit…


March 8, 2015

Creating Accessible Videos at the UW

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The benefits of adding captions to videos are highlighted in a new eight-minute UW-IT video featuring UW professors, students, and accessibility and IT specialists sharing their experiences. The video, Captions: Improving Access to Postsecondary Education, shows that captions not only benefit those who are deaf or hard of hearing, but also help students for whom…


March 6, 2015

UW Faculty Input Leads to Upcoming Canvas Changes by Vendor

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Improvements to Canvas gradebook are underway to better support UW grading practices, thanks to input from UW instructors. Last autumn, instructors from nine different departments met with Canvas gradebook designers to share their experience using this assessment tool. Read more about how the vendor engaged with UW instructors and UW-IT, which manages the UW’s Canvas…


March 5, 2015

Survey Finds UW Students and Faculty Want More Access to Learning Analytics

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Students and faculty desire greater access to learning analytics, according to a 2014 survey of UW faculty and undergraduate students about their technology experiences at the UW. Additionally, students expressed an interest in personalized notifications on degree planning guidance, such as course recommendations based on previous registrations, and information on academic resources such as tutoring….


March 4, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Chinese Newspapers Collection, 1832-1953

Building in China

Gain insight into Chinese political and social life in the Chinese Newspapers Collection, 1832-1953, a turbulent 120-year period. With 12 English-language historical newspapers, get critical perspectives on the ending of 2,000 years of imperial rule, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion, the 1911 Revolution and the founding of the…


March 3, 2015

UW to Continue With Semi-Monthly Pay in Workday

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The UW will not implement a biweekly pay cycle due to the many complexities in UW’s pay practices, along with challenges in reporting employee compensation on a monthly basis to the State. Rather, the University will maintain a semi-monthly pay frequency in Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system in the works. The pay frequency for…


March 2, 2015

UW TechConnect: Take Survey by March 5 to Inform the Schedule

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What presentations and special events are you planning to attend at the TechConnect conference on March 24? Take a five-minute survey by Thursday, March 5 to weigh in. The organizers will use the feedback to schedule which talks happen in the same time slots, and to plan for room capacity.


February 23, 2015

Help Desk Student Assistant

The Help Desk Student Assistant will assist clients at the Odegaard Library Technology Help Desk and Computer Vet and other Odegaard learning spaces and will perform routine maintenance in the Odegaard Learning Commons. This is an entry level position. If you have amazing customer service, professionalism, resourcefulness, and are dependable and hard working, we will…


February 10, 2015

SpaceScout Offers More Study Spaces: For All UW Campuses

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UW students on all three campuses now have more study spaces to choose from when using the UW’s SpaceScout Web app to discover their perfect study spot. At UW Seattle, 50 more spaces have been added for a total of 250 study spots. UW Bothell students now can explore nearly 70 spaces, while UW Tacoma…


February 9, 2015

MediaAMP Media Manager for Canvas Coming in March; Info Session Feb. 23

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UW instructors who use the Canvas learning management system for their courses will soon have more options for integrating audio and video content by using fee-based MediaAMP, the cloud-based content-sharing tool offered by UW-IT. This solution works well for people with existing media collections as well as for those who record content with Panopto, Camtasia, Mediasite…


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