IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW


  • Can video games solve world problems?

    February 21, 2017

    Screenshot from Climate Quest video game

    UW professors, the masterminds behind EarthGamesUW, believe video games can be both fun and enhance understanding about problems like climate change. Students and others at UW team up to design games that are scientifically accurate and convey an important message, making these games effective tools for learning. The faculty behind the effort were 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.

  • Digital storytelling can be powerful tool for teaching and learning

    February 16, 2017

    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.

  • TechConnect Conference will focus on Transformative IT—The New Normal

    February 15, 2017

    Photo of two men talking

    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.

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

    February 10, 2017

    logo for UW Alert

    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.

  • Providing faster financial aid decisions to students and families

    February 9, 2017

    photo of woman in front of computer

    Students and families are receiving financial aid decisions faster thanks to a new paperless electronic application process developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid in partnership with UW Information Technology. The office receives more than 79,000 applications every year for financial aid. During peak submission periods, students and their families may wait up to three months for a decision. The three-year modernization effort underway is speeding up this process.

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