Information technology tools and resources at the UW
April 12, 2016
Microsoft Campus Software Agreement renewed to March 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
March 28, 2016
Confidential Data Risk Guide and more on new CISO site
Make informed decisions about protecting UW confidential data with the continuously evolving Confidential Data Risk Guide on the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) website, now updated with UW brand colors and design. You’ll also find an updated Data Security and Privacy Agreement, to help manage risks when negotiating vendor contracts; an enhanced Laws and Regulations page, with regulatory information on protected data; and an Information Security Plan How-To Guide, to demonstrate due care in securing unit assets.
March 25, 2016
Classroom techniques to improve equity
UW researchers found classroom dynamics can foster gender bias and an achievement gap that may influence a student’s persistence in a discipline, but simple classroom techniques can improve equity. Explore their findings in “What is your class telling you?”, which explains how random calling can provide a more inclusive, equitable classroom experience. 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.
March 8, 2016
UW TechConnect conference on March 24
Join your UW colleagues to discuss “future-proofing” information technology at the UW in four areas—The Enterprise, Learning and Research, Software and Applications, and Your Career—at the third annual UW TechConnect conference March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the UW Seattle HUB. Featured speakers include UW Medicine Chief Research Information Officer Sean Mooney, and Internet2 Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer Florence Hudson. A networking event caps the day, with leaders from IT Communities of Practice and popular technical services on hand to answer questions.
March 4, 2016
UW students, faculty interested in integrated planning and advising services
In a recent survey, UW students and faculty expressed interest in student degree-planning tools, services that facilitate access to learning resources, and early notifications systems that identify students at risk of failing a course and/or dropping out of the University. The annual survey is conducted by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, in conjunction with UW-IT. The survey findings are informing UW-IT tools that support integrated planning and advising services, such as MyPlan, MyUW and Canvas.