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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

March 31, 2017

No change in Technology Recharge Fee for FY 2018

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The Technology Recharge Fee (TRF), which provides essential information technology services to the UW, will not change from current rates for fiscal year 2018. The FY 2018 rate was approved by the Provost, as recommended by the University’s IT Service Investment Board. Effective July 1, 2017, the FY 2018 TRF rates are: $56.13 per month…

March 30, 2017

New, easy-to-use eSignatures offered at no cost to UW departments through FY 2018

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The electronic signature service — eSignatures — offers UW departments an effective way to send, sign, manage and retain documents, speeding up processing times while reducing paper use. You can easily upload and send documents for electronic signature, as well as quickly and securely accessing and signing documents online. You can also check document status,…

March 24, 2017

UW Accessible IT Capacity Building Institute to build knowledge, skills

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The UW Accessible IT Capacity Building Institute on April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will explore how to develop, procure and use technology that is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Sponsored by UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services, the Institute provides information on accessibility and opportunities to discuss how to implement policies that…

March 23, 2017

Symposium features innovation in teaching and learning, keynote on building inclusive classroom communities

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Learn how instructors from all three campuses are advancing student learning at the 13th annual Teaching & Learning Symposium in UW’s HUB Ballroom on April 24, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Open to all faculty, staff and students, the symposium will feature a  keynote presentation on building inclusive classrooms and more than 50 poster presentations. Topics…

March 16, 2017

2FA safeguards your information online, adds a layer of security beyond a password

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Protect your personal information from unauthorized access by enrolling in Duo, the University’s new two-factor authentication (2FA) system, beginning in April. 2FA adds a layer of security beyond a password when signing in with your UW NetID. With Duo you can use an app on your phone to sign in. The new Workday HR/Payroll system…

March 15, 2017

Price reduction for UW Connect, the University’s service management tool

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UW departments can more effectively track and manage customer service requests by subscribing to UW Connect, the UW’s service management tool, with newly lowered rates. The rate has been reduced 26 percent per user license per month for staff, and by 37 percent for student employees. UW Connect supports UW’s Transforming Administration Program (TAP) and…

March 14, 2017

Building life-long learning, with the help of technology

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UW Bothell Lecturer Erin Hill uses an interactive whiteboard app in class to help students learn how to learn. She uses the app to make their learning visible, allowing them to understand and improve their own reasoning. Erin Hill is featured in the Innovators Among Us series produced by the Office of the Provost, UW-IT,…

March 10, 2017

E-RESOURCE: Is that news source legit?

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Be savvy consumers of online information and don’t fall for “fake news” and “truthiness.” Use UW Libraries’ research guide to help you evaluate the sources you find online. Not all information is created equal.  Before you use or share it, choose what material is the most reliable and factual. Consider, for example, if the source…

March 9, 2017

Ignite your imagination at the TechConnect Conference on March 23

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Join the University’s information technology community on Thursday, March 23 in the Husky Union Building at UW Seattle. Explore emerging trends, share your ideas and learn how others are using IT solutions to meet today’s challenges. The fourth annual all-day UW TechConnect Conference: Transformative IT—The New Normal features keynote speaker Brian McDonald, a national expert…

March 7, 2017

Submit an application for Student Technology Fee funding by March 31

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Proposals must help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational opportunities. The Student Technology Fee is entirely student-operated and funded. The more than $4 million of student fees collected annually have funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters. A quarterly process, the next…

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