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  • Help us improve IT Connect - your opinion matters

    September 21, 2017

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    Help improve the IT Connect website, UW’s information technology tools and resources hub, by taking a short survey. Tell us what kind of content you look for and how you find it. The website for students, faculty and staff across the UW is being redesigned next year.


  • Reminder: 2FA is required to access personal, payroll information in Workday

    September 20, 2017

    2FA on mobile phone

    You can sign in to Workday with your UW NetID and password but remember you’ll need two-factor authentication (2FA) to access payroll and some personal information, such as payslips, tax documents or home address. 2FA adds a second layer of security to protect your personal and University data from being stolen or compromised. If you’re an HR or payroll staff member with elevated security roles, you’ll need 2FA to sign into Workday.


  • Top tips for getting the most out of Workday

    September 19, 2017

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    Some quick steps you can take to get the most out of Workday include how to submit your time sheet on time, enroll in direct deposit and verify your address in Workday. Submit your time (and time off requests) for approval by each pay period’s deadline. Incorrect addresses are one of the biggest slowdowns for delivering paychecks and establishing benefits, so make sure your permanent address is up-to-date. Use the Pay worklet to change your payment election and enroll in direct deposit.


  • Six Catalyst Web Tools to retire over the next 12 months

    September 18, 2017

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    Six Catalyst Web tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — are on a timeline to retire, with better solutions now available. WebQ Survey and Gradebook will not be retired. Find out about UW-IT’s plan to help users transition from Catalyst to alternative options. The retirement stems from the University’s commitment to modernize our technology infrastructure and allocate resources to solutions that best meet demand. Use of these Catalyst tools has declined by 66 percent over the past four years. Many were built on outdated technology; updating them would require a considerable investment.


  • DO-IT Scholars program featured on UW 360

    September 15, 2017

    DO-IT Scholars

    UWTV showcases how a summer program empowers high school students with disabilities to succeed in college. The program, offered by the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center since 1992, boosts the confidence of students with disabilities and teaches them how to advocate for themselves. Participating students get access to technology, college preparation, peer support and mentoring.


  • E-Resource: Women’s Magazine Archive

    September 13, 2017

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    The Women’s Magazine Archive — brought to you by the UW Libraries — provides access to archives of American and Canadian women’s magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Chatelaine. These primary sources chronicle the evolving role and experiences of women through the 19th and 20th centuries. The publications include articles on child rearing, home economics, health, careers, fashion, current events, politics and social conditions.

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