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November 15, 2016

Wi-Fi in UW’s Rainier Vista, with more improvements underway; students weigh in

Rainier vista on campus map

Enjoy expanded outdoor Wi-Fi coverage in the newly redesigned Rainier Vista area, from the new Link light rail bridge to Stevens Way, thanks to a new technology solution recently enabled by UW-IT. Over 450 students at the September Student Technology Expo rated their top areas for wireless, helping to refine efforts underway to increase and…

November 14, 2016

UW-IT VP/CIO Trosvig takes Michigan position; Powell appointed interim

Aaron Powell

Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO Kelli Trosvig will assume the role of Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Michigan on November 14. Aaron Powell (pictured), UW-IT Associate Vice President for Information Management, will serve as Interim VP/CIO, effective November 10, Trosvig’s last day at the UW. A…

November 10, 2016

Early success for Poll Everywhere, UW’s new classroom response system

UW students in at least 75 courses have generated more than a half million responses to polls and quizzes on their own devices using Poll Everywhere, a new classroom response system UW-IT made available autumn quarter 2016. By mid-quarter, 846 people have created 7,457 polls involving more than 10 thousand people. Survey data from UW…

November 9, 2016

New UW faculty and staff e-newsletter coming in January

image of a newsletter on a computer

A new weekly e-newsletter for UW faculty and staff starting in January 2017 aims to help you make the most of your employment experience while reducing information overload. It will combine important messages from The Resource, The Whole U, IT Connect News, Disaster Digest, UW Recycling and Combined Fund Drive into one centrally managed email….

November 8, 2016

Sign up for the free Computer Vet “Clinic” on Nov. 29

Bring your laptop and learn how to keep it running smoothly at UW-IT’s free Computer Vet Clinic on November 29, 3 – 4 p.m. at UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library. You’ll scan for viruses and set up virus protection, and learn how to back-up your computer and use cloud storage. The workshop is free to…

November 7, 2016

E-RESOURCE: PrepSTEP

college graduates

To help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness, PrepSTEP is packed with online resources such as tutorials, practice exams and graduate school admissions preparation as well as a computer skills center with training on popular software tools. Over 2500 eBooks are available on English, math, science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill-building, college success…

November 3, 2016

Learn more about phishing at UW

No Phishing sign

Learn more about the difference between spam and phishing, see recent examples, and find out how to report a phish that specifically targets the UW, on the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) website. Go to the CISO Phishing Examples page, which includes links to other phishing resources. Phishing emails are deceptive tactics…

November 1, 2016

2017 UW TechConnect is March 23; proposals due Nov. 30

TechConnect session attendees

“Transformative IT—The New Normal” is the theme for the 2017 UW TechConnect Conference, on March 23 in the UW Seattle Husky Union Building. Mark your calendar. This fourth annual all-day conference for UW’s community of technology professionals will feature a keynote speaker, 16 concurrent sessions and an afternoon networking event. To present, lead a panel…