IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

August 5, 2016

E-RESOURCE: SBRNet sports market research

2 gymnasts on parallel bars

If you are researching trends in sports, SBRNet is a great place to start. This sports market research database provides analytics and statistics on sports participation, venue revenues and sporting goods sales as well as news, with recent articles about the Rio Olympics. It covers some 40 sports, from archery to wrestling, and can answer questions such as how much revenue colleges earn from athletics. Brought to you by the UW Libraries.


July 21, 2016

Free Tableau and data classes for UW faculty and staff

workshop computer logo

UW faculty and staff can learn to more quickly and easily analyze data and spot trends in three free classes hosted by UW-IT. Explore how to use the intuitive Tableau data visualization tool in Tableau Basics 101, a three-hour hands-on class. Boost your Excel skills in a two-hour hands-on Handling Data 101 class, working with UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) data. Or get introduced to the EDW in EDW 101, a one-hour online webinar. Learn more and sign up for these classes.


July 18, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity

AIDS rally

You’ll find a major collection of newspapers, periodicals, reports and documents illustrating LGBTQ history and culture since 1940 in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. It includes hundreds of American and international LGBTQ magazines and newsletters such as the Seattle Gay News and Berliner Schwulen Zeitung; manuscripts from organizations like the Mattachine Society and the Gay Activists Alliance; and AIDS-related records including from the National Commission on AIDS. This collection complements the LGBT Studies database, both brought to you by the UW Libraries.


July 14, 2016

Enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service

Worker at her laptop

An enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service makes it even more convenient for its UW subscribers. Now, existing dial tone subscribers can send outbound faxes by simply using their UW email account, with no additional cost to their monthly dial tone fee.


July 5, 2016

Free consult on unit IT infrastructure needs and significant savings encourage UW enterprise solutions

Woman IT engineer in server room checking network

UW departments running IT infrastructure could see significant savings, thanks to incentives from a new UW-IT Infrastructure Program. UW-IT will waive startup costs and fees for consulting and engineering for some services to make it easier for units to adopt UW-IT enterprise-shared solutions. This program is the outcome of the UW Server Policy (APS 17.1) approved last year in support of UW’s Climate Action Plan’s sustainability goals, and is supported by Transforming Administrative Programs (TAP) initiative funds. Contact help@uw.edu to request a consult.


June 30, 2016

Panopto: New release simplifies, personalizes video use and management

laptop showing Panopto lecture video

Experience a YouTube-like curated home page with the most recent release of Panopto, the lecture capture tool for UW students, faculty and staff. You’ll also get a personal view of your resources with My Folder—containing your bookmarked videos and everything you have access to or that has been shared with you—where you also can create videos. And because it uses industry-standard HTML5, you now can edit your videos, metadata and more without using Silverlight or Flash. To learn more, browse the Panopto 5.2 release notes or watch the overview video.


June 27, 2016

Connecting UW students with co-curricular experiences

student intern at the White House

How can online tools and systems better help students engage in co-curricular experiences that provide opportunities to develop crucial life skills? The UW-IT Husky Experience Discovery Project team undertook research to find out, asking students about which opportunities they value most and obstacles to participation. Its findings are now published as a case study in the EDUCAUSE Seeking Evidence of Impact series.


June 24, 2016

SPSS and SAS annual license renewals now available through UWare

Data shown in SPSS

UW students, faculty and staff can now go online to renew their SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) or SAS software licenses for individual workstations. The price for the SAS annual license remains the same; however, the price has increased for the SPSS annual license for use on UW-owned equipment. These licenses are for teaching, learning and academic research purposes only, not to conduct University business or to be used for any other purpose. To renew, select SPSS or SAS on the UWare page.


June 20, 2016

New “UW-branded” look for weblogin on June 29

new weblogin sign-in page

When you sign in with your UW NetID on June 29, you’ll see a new, UW-branded look for the UW “weblogin” service (weblogin.washington.edu). This update—the first in 15 years—puts this interface in step with the UW brand, sporting a purple “W” logo and using the UW’s preferred Open Sans typeface. Coordination with the University’s IT support community and the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer should help everyone understand they are on a trusted UW website.


June 9, 2016

Splunk@UW Day is July 6: Save the date

table and graphic done using Splunk

Come to Splunk@UW Day to learn how you can use the Splunk service platform for operational intelligence to give you real-time insight into what’s happening across your department’s IT systems. Learn about searching, monitoring, analyzing and visualizing machine-generated data from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. Sessions include security fundamentals as well as more advanced topics. Be at UW Seattle HUB 334 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 6.


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