IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at 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

map of Asia, Europe, and Africa

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.


February 28, 2017

Share and access learning resources through Canvas Commons

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UW instructors can find, import and share learning resources in Canvas Commons,  a repository now available in Canvas, UW’s learning management system.  The content can include assignments, quizzes, presentations, images, videos, documents and other files to augment online learning. Sharing can be private, limited to a small group, available to others at UW or open to all Canvas users.


February 23, 2017

Data management just got easier with new SQLShare release

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The latest SQLShare release has a friendlier user interface and faster file uploads.  The web-based platform gives UW researchers a simple, secure tool to manage, share and manipulate large data sets. No need to hassle with relational database installation, configuration and maintenance on a desktop. SQLShare is a service offered by UW-IT and the eScience Institute.


February 21, 2017

Can video games solve world problems?

Screenshot from Climate Quest video game

UW professors teamed up to create EarthGamesUW, which offers students and others at the UW a chance to design video games that are fun to play and enhance understanding about climate change. Students design games that are scientifically accurate and convey an important message, making these games effective tools for learning. The effort 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.


February 16, 2017

Digital storytelling can be powerful tool for teaching and learning

Jane Van Galen

As humans, we’re drawn to stories. UW Bothell professor Jane Van Galen shares how digital storytelling can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning, providing insight into the broader human experience. Digital storytelling uses various multimedia tools—video, audio, graphics and the web. Van Galen 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.


February 15, 2017

TechConnect Conference will focus on Transformative IT—The New Normal

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Learn about innovative IT solutions that will ignite your creativity and imagination at the all-day TechConnect Conference on March 23 in the Husky Union Building at UW Seattle. The conference features keynote speaker Brian McDonald, a national expert in developing leadership and strategic-thinking skills, and 18 presentations from IT professionals across the UW. Share your ideas and create professional connections with others across the University’s information technology community.


February 10, 2017

How will you know if there is an emergency on campus?

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Sign up for UW Alert, a free service for the UW community, for 24/7 notifications about emergencies or situations that might pose a safety threat or disrupt normal operations. Get information by email or text message to help you make decisions and be prepared.  Telephone carrier fees may apply. The UW Alert blog has more details during incidents as information becomes available.


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