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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

November 28, 2017

VeriCite checks papers for plagiarism

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VeriCite is a service available in Canvas that checks student papers for plagiarism. The service compares student papers with sources available on the internet, commercial article databases and papers submitted at the UW. Instructors can set up plagiarism review on a per-assignment basis in Canvas, and students can review the results.

November 27, 2017

UW resources a tap away with Mobile UW

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Find UW resources all in one place with Mobile UW. Access Canvas course websites, campus maps, and safety and emergency resources. Do your research online through UW Libraries. Track bus arrivals with OneBusAway. Read the news on UW Today, get tickets to a Husky game or theater performances, and much more.

November 22, 2017

MyUW: Find your UW

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MyUW provides easy access to UW’s online resources. Learn how MyUW is personalized to you. View Husky Card and tuition balances, registration reminders, course details (including time and days of the week), exam schedules, grades and a link to the campus map to find classrooms.

November 21, 2017

Laying the groundwork for a more diverse population at UW and beyond

Students working together

Learn how AccessEngineering, AccessComputing and the DO-IT Center maximize the potential of people with disabilities in academic programs and encourage accessibility, universal design, and inclusivity in curriculum and instruction. Among their activities is a holiday toy hack event at UW Seattle where engineering students learn how to reconfigure toys to make them more accessible for children with disabilities. In the summer, high school students design, build and test assistive robots during a week-long robotics camp through the DO-IT Scholars summer program.

November 17, 2017

Reminder: Record Thanksgiving as Holiday Time Off in Workday

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Most UW employees need to sign into Workday and record that they are taking the day off on an official UW holiday. This applies to staff and librarians who accrue time off and who would normally work on the day on which the holiday falls. However, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic coaches and academic personnel (faculty, residents and fellows and other academic staff) do not need to track time off for holidays in Workday. Medical Centers employees report time off for holiday hours in Kronos. Review the quick guide and full user guide for time off, and check out related information on the Time Off page of the Integrated Service Center website.

November 16, 2017

Protect your wireless-enabled devices with these security tips

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UW’s wireless network is designed for secure, seamless access to online resources. But your device — be it a computer, phone, printer — may still be vulnerable. UW-IT and the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer recommend the following best practices:

  • Use secure protocols (e.g., https: in your web browser).
  • Always apply security updates to your operating system.
  • Keep your anti-virus software up to date.
  • Use your computer’s built-in secure firewall.
  • Use Husky OnNet to securely connect to the UW network when off campus.
  • Do not install a departmental or “do it yourself” Wi-Fi access point. These are prohibited, can affect the performance and security of the UW’s Wi-Fi infrastructure, and can be vulnerable to an attack.
  • Turn off the wireless card in printers if not connecting to the UW’s Wi-Fi network.

November 15, 2017

High tech, huge bandwidth support innovation at GIX’s new Steve Ballmer Building

Inside the GIX building

Students in the technology innovation degree programs at the new Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) building are supported by a super-fast, high-bandwidth computing network, thanks to early coordination between GIX, UW Capital Planning and Development, and UW Information Technology. Students in these programs will imagine, design and build smart, connected devices that tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues – from climate change to chronic disease.

November 14, 2017

Use MyPlan to track required courses and credits

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How many classes do you have left to complete your degree? Check out MyPlan’s Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to stay on top of required credits and courses and to track your progress. DARS reports are now personalized, with your declared major at the top of the selection list for fast and easy access. Haven’t declared your major? Use DARS to explore majors and minors listed by UW campus.

November 13, 2017

Get tech-savvy with free help

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Take advantage of free tech support and workshops. Bring your laptop and get help loading software and troubleshooting virus-infected machines at the Technology Help Desk and the Computer Vet on the second floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Check out free workshops and learn video editing, 3D printing, making music in the Sound Studio, and more.

November 9, 2017

Class full? Get Notify.UW

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Notify.UW is a free tool that lets you know when a course becomes available. Subscribe to Notify.UW and you can choose to be notified via email and/or text when classes you are interested in become available or close for registration.

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