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New residence halls gear up for fall opening

Three new north-campus residence halls will open this fall, powered by the latest technology with help from UW-IT.

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

Learn how to set up courses in Canvas, use Panopto to record lectures, use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class, and more with the Faculty Quick-Start Guide.

Need some technology help?

Get free help with software problems on personal computers from The Computer Vet, a drop-in service for students, faculty, and staff at the UW.


  • College of the Environment lecturer uses technology and travel to “flip the classroom” on a global scale

    August 20, 2018

    Students on field trip in China

    Because traditional study abroad programs aren’t always feasible or possible for many students, Lecturer Kristi Straus and UW’s Academic & Student Affairs partnered with Tsinghua University to create an engaging course that tackled real environmental issues in both countries. Read how they did it.

  • Select Catalyst tools will retire on Aug. 24

    August 15, 2018

    laptop on desk with Catalyst screenshot

    Select Catalyst Web Tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — will retire on August 24. If you are a Catalyst tool owner, you have until this date to save or archive content from your tools. Learn more about the Catalyst Web Tools being retired.

  • Use of Canvas has room to grow, according to new report

    August 13, 2018

    Student writing notes with computer screen in background

    Students and instructors are satisfied with Canvas, the UW’s learning management system, but survey results suggest there is a further opportunity to expand and deepen use of the tool’s features to enhance teaching and learning. . Results reflect input from 648 UW instructors and 4,670 students from all three campuses who completed the spring 2017 survey. Exploring how training for instructors is delivered and how central support services could work more closely with departmental support may be key to expanding use of Canvas by faculty.

  • Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

    August 9, 2018

    A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessible data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans. To build a stronger community of scientists using that data, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

    Read more about the hackweek

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