IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

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 the times and only in the rooms they have been assigned to. See details and instructions.

September 29, 2015

New Funding to Improve Accessibility of NSF Engineering Research Centers

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Those with disabilities will have improved access to the activities of National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers, thanks to a two-year NSF grant for UW DO-IT’s AccessERC initiative. These centers join academia, industry and government to produce transformational engineered systems and engineering graduates adept at innovation. The ultimate impact of AccessERC will be to increase the successful participation of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), bringing their perspectives and expertise to these fields. Read the press release.

September 28, 2015

Save the Date: UW Campus Tech Talks—Dec. 3

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The technology support community at the UW is invited to Campus Tech Talks on December 3 to share ideas, expertise, case studies and more. If you have a topic to present, contact Stephen Bangs by November 6. The event will take place in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

September 15, 2015

Dawg Daze: Succeeding With Technology at the UW, Sept. 28

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UW students: Join a fast-paced Dawg Daze session where you will be guided by UW-IT and your peers through key technology tools and resources critical to your success in courses and in your Husky experience. Bring all your favorite devices (laptop, tablet, cell phone) for a hands-on learning experience navigating UW course technologies, finding resources, and planning and preparing your academic journey, with tips on how to reach out to faculty, your peers and UW-IT for help. Be there: September 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Johnson Hall Room 102.

September 14, 2015

New MyUW for Students Now for Desktops, Too

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The new MyUW fully responsive design, with views for both desktops and mobile devices, will be rolled out to students during autumn quarter. Beginning September 15, all first-year undergraduate students logging in to MyUW will see the new desktop version; by winter quarter, all students will have access. Both desktop and mobile views provide key information, changing by the week, to help students get through the quarter. All students can view the new MyUW anytime on their mobile device. Read about the desktop rollout and watch a short video about the new MyUW.

September 9, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Declassified Documents Reference System


A treasure trove of previously classified US government documents is now available in the Declassified Documents Reference System. View original letters, cables, memoranda, surveillance reports, studies and analyses from the CIA, FBI, National Security Council, White House and other government agencies. These documents from 1942 to 1991 shed light on major foreign and domestic issues affecting post-WWII America, including the Cold War, Vietnam, the civil rights movement, al Qaeda and more. Brought to you by the UW Libraries.

September 1, 2015

UW-Led AccessComputing Initiative Receives Additional NSF Funds

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The field of computing will be further enhanced with the talents and perspectives of people with disabilities, thanks to an almost $4 million National Science Foundation grant to the UW-led Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing). The new funding will help increase the number of people with disabilities completing computing degrees, assist postsecondary institutions with fully including these students in computing courses and programs, and strengthen career opportunities in the industry. Read more.

August 27, 2015

Love Your Stuff: Register Laptops, Electronics, Bikes With UW Police

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The UW Police “Love Your Stuff” campaign encourages you to register your laptop and other electronic devices, in addition to keeping them safe, secured and out of sight. You also can register your bike with UW Police through Project 529 (which includes a mobile app for crowd-sourced bike theft reporting), and find out where to pick up a tamper-proof 529 shield to show your bike is registered.

August 25, 2015

Save the Date and RSVP: First Cloud Day @ UW, Nov. 12

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UW computing professionals, IT staff and researchers are invited to Cloud Day @ UW on November 12 to hear success stories, share best practices and learn about new cloud-based computing products from a panel of cloud vendors. Bruce Vincent, Chief IT Architect and Technology Strategist at Stanford, will deliver the keynote address. UW-IT and the UW eScience Institute are hosting this informative event and invite you to save the date and RSVP.

August 11, 2015

New 2015-2016 Microsoft Campus Agreement on Software

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The UW’s Microsoft Campus Agreement is renewed until March 30, 2016, with most software still available including Office, Visio and Project. Expressions Studio is no longer published, so no longer available. Visual Studio Professional is no longer freely available (due to changes from Microsoft), and must be licensed appropriately or removed from all UW computers by October 15, 2015. However, Visual Studio will be available through DreamSpark, which provides software for academic use at no cost but with some restrictions, and otherwise available for a fee. More details.

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