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  • E-Resource: Data-Planet

    April 21, 2017

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    Explore a vast collection of U.S. and international statistics in Data-Planet, an online resource brought to you by UW Libraries. Data-Planet offers students, faculty and staff a dynamic tool to scan, search and compare data from over 4.9 billion datasets to create custom tables, maps, charts and other visualizations. Datasets cover a broad array of subjects, including business, employment, agriculture, weather, criminal justice, education, health indicators and income.


  • Find Courses feature in MyPlan gets mobile-friendly makeover

    April 20, 2017

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    The redesigned Find Courses feature in MyPlan — UW’s academic planning tool — gives students a more robust search experience and it’s now mobile-friendly too. Students can limit their search to the upcoming quarter or explore the course catalog to create their academic plan. An auto-suggest drop-down search box makes it easy for students to search by keyword, General Education  (GenEd) requirements, course prefix, course title and course description. Results list current and future courses by quarter, and students can use post-search filters to narrow results further by GenEd requirement, course level, and number of credits.


  • Enroll now in 2FA. Needed to access Workday in June

    April 19, 2017

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    Secure your personal information with two-factor authentication (2FA) by enrolling today in Duo. UW faculty, staff and student employees will need Duo to access Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system, which launches in June. Duo uses a mobile app, a phone call or a hardware token as a second layer of security to prove it’s really you when signing in to protected UW systems.  A second factor beyond a password reduces the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive data.


  • Master Panopto with free workshop series

    April 18, 2017

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    Take advantage of free one-hour workshops to learn Panopto, the UW’s lecture capture solution. Panopto allows for easy recording and reviewing of videos from courses, lectures, and presentations. Four workshops are offered in April and May: Introduction to Panopto Lecture Capture at 12:30 p.m. on April 20; Editing Panopto Videos at 12 p.m. on May 2; Captioning YouTube and Panopto Videos at 2 p.m. on May 18; and Share and Reuse Panopto Videos at 12 p.m. on June 2.


  • Husky Experience report shows how to better connect with students and increase engagement

    April 14, 2017

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    Learn about ways to connect “the right students to the right opportunity at the right time” in a newly published report on the Husky Experience, an initiative at the UW to help students gain meaningful experiences inside and outside the classroom. The UW-IT study explores how UW students navigate information about extracurricular opportunities — internships, study abroad, volunteering, mentoring and more — and how the UW can better inform and engage them. Findings show how better marketing, more integrated technology tools, and improved data for evaluating programs would make the program more effective.

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Enroll now in 2FA through Duo.
UW faculty, staff and student employees can now secure their personal information with two-factor authentication (2FA). 2FA will be required to access Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system, which launches in June.

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