IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

June 7, 2017

Review checklist, user guides to prepare for Workday go-live on June 27

Checklist

Go to the Integrated Service Center website to view the “Get Ready for Workday” section, now featuring go-live checklists for employees. You can also see instructional videos and user guides. Remember to enroll in 2FA through Duo in order to be able to use Workday, starting June 27.


June 6, 2017

Learn to catch the phish: Protect your information and University data

Hook attached to username and password

Find out how to recognize deceptive emails called phishing; don’t be fooled by references to Workday and two-factor authentication. Learn to recognize scams that try to trick you into providing account names and passwords to gain access valuable personal and institutional data and resources. Phishing emails often use email links and attachments and try to persuade you to download seemingly benign files that contain various types of malicious software (malware), including ransomware. Keep your personal information and UW data secure.


June 5, 2017

Good-bye, SpaceScout. Hello, Scout!

Scout logo

Find your perfect study spot and more with Scout, the mobile-optimized web app that offers more options to help you discover valuable campus resources. Scout is replacing SpaceScout, the original app that helped you find campus study spaces and that will retire this summer. With Scout you can also identify food locations and technology equipment you can borrow on the UW’s three campuses. Filter on specifics like type of study area or open hours or type of technology, and Scout — funded in part by UW-IT and the Student Technology Fee — will help you find the resource you need.


June 1, 2017

Oral histories from the South Sound get a second – digitized – life

Michael Honey with a guitar

UW Tacoma Professor Michael K. Honey digitized 20 years-worth of interviews his students conducted with community leaders, blue-collar workers, minorities, Native Americans and others in South Sound, giving a second life to these underrepresented voices and stories. The digitalized oral history collection is now available through UW Libraries. Michael Honey was featured in the Innovators Among Us series produced by the Office of the Provost, UW-IT, Center for Teaching and Learning, and UW Libraries.


May 31, 2017

Watch Workday 101 training videos before the June go-live

Icons of different Workday videos

View Workday 101 training videos on the Integrated Service Center website to understand how to use Workday, which launches on June 27.  The series is for all faculty, staff, and student employees. The website also includes a growing library of online user guides and other information.


May 30, 2017

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

Man helping another man with computer.

Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs and clear viruses and malware from infected computers.


May 26, 2017

Coming soon: A new, more dynamic MyUW for faculty and staff

Man in front of computer with MyUW on screen

An all-new MyUW is coming this summer, with personal and relevant information for faculty and staff, and easier access to important resources. Instructors will see an enhanced Teaching page to better support their quarterly workflow, such as improved email list management, and closer integration with GradePage for submitting final grades at the end of the quarter. Already available for students since 2015, this summer, faculty and staff will get an improved, modern and mobile-friendly MyUW experience too.


May 25, 2017

New interactive map demonstrates the University’s global engagement, built using UW-IT resources

Global map

A new interactive publicly available global map uses data visualizations to demonstrate the University’s engagement around the world. The online map hosted on UW-IT’s Tableau server extracts key datasets from  the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and displays them in a visual format to convey information. UW-IT helped build the architecture that supports the global map and provided quality assurance, security and data governance.


May 24, 2017

One month to go: Enroll in 2FA and make sure you’re ready for Workday

iPhone with Duo app for 2FA

Get ready for Workday, the UW’s new human resources, payroll and benefits system launching  on June 27, by enrolling in two-factor authentication (2FA) with Duo today. Using 2FA protects your personal information and UW data by adding a second layer of security beyond a password, and is required for Workday. Choose the device to use for 2FA, such as a smartphone or tablet or a mobile phone or landline. Duo Mobile on your smartphone is recommended; it’s free, secure and simple to use.


May 19, 2017

Students: Major, Google search now featured on MyUW, new navigation to come

MyUW for students on laptop

MyUW offers new features, and coming this summer, the tool will be even easier to navigate. Now MyUW includes Google search and shows you the major or minor in which you’ve been admitted. Next up, MyUW’s navigation will take undergraduate students to important areas, such as Academics, Profile, Accounts, and Husky Card, which means much less scrolling to find what you need. Quick Links will list the most popular resources, plus those you’ve recently used, and you can customize the list too.


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