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October 18, 2017

Did You Know? You Can Access Your Year-End Tax Forms Earlier in Workday

U.S. 1040 income tax return form with laptop and glasses

With Workday, you can access your tax forms online two weeks before paper tax forms are mailed. In addition to providing a more secure – and quicker – way to receive your tax filing information, going digital and opting out of paper tax forms helps the UW reduce time and money costs. Opt out of…

October 16, 2017

Google offers two new options to access, sync G Suite Drive files

Documents flying out of some folders and into a cloud storage system.

Use the new options – Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync – to access and sync your Google Drive and Team Drive files. These two options will replace the old Drive sync application, which Google will no longer support beginning December 11, 2017. With Drive File Stream, you can access Google Drive and Team…

October 13, 2017

Prepare for Open Enrollment – November 1-30

Open Enrollment - Doctor with chalkboard

Get ready for Open Enrollment now by confirming your address in Workday is current; your address must be within your health insurance company’s network area. Attend a UW Benefits Fair on Oct. 31 (Health Sciences lobby), Nov. 1 (Harborview) or Nov. 2 (HUB ballroom), where you can learn about health plans, insurance and other benefit…

October 12, 2017

RSVP for Oct. 17 talks on the dark web and digital forensics

Padlock with cybersecurity label

Learn from cybersecurity experts at this special event on Oct. 17 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. in the UW Tower Auditorium. A research scientist at the IT security company, Sophos, will talk about the dark web – a hidden network of websites – and how easily tools for a cyberattack can be acquired there. And…

October 11, 2017

Learn how to share and reuse Panopto videos on Oct. 18 at noon

Professor lectures in a large class

Bring your laptop and lunch to Odegaard’s room 320 and learn about Panopto, the UW’s lecture capture solution. Panopto allows easy recording and reviewing of videos from courses, lectures, and presentations. A quick demo will followed by an open discussion, including sharing and copying recordings, among other topics.

October 9, 2017

Need to add inflation adjustments to your data analysis? EDW can help

inflation and deflation graph

Users of the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) can more easily include inflation adjustments in their analyses of dollar amounts over time with Consumer Price Index (CPI) data now built into the EDW. The EDW integrates information from many sources across the University into a central repository, and stores current and historical data that are…

October 5, 2017

Students: Get the IT resources you need with the Student Quick-Start Guide

Student works in front of laptop computer

Find the computing tools and resources you need as a UW student with the IT at the UW – Student Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to set up email, download software like Microsoft Office, connect to the internet from your dorm or on campus, and much more in this online guide.

October 4, 2017

Submit an application for Student Technology Fee funding by October 18

Dollar symbol connected to a computer mouse

Proposals must help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational opportunities. The Student Technology Fee (STF) 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…

October 3, 2017

Faculty: Sign up for Evidence-Based Teaching program and experiment with learning technologies

Instructor with two students

Join a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The Evidence-Based Teaching program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussion boards and bimonthly meetings, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn…

October 2, 2017

New Google Team Drive offers online collaboration space

Google Team Drive on computer

UW students, faculty and staff can now collaborate more easily with Google Team Drive. Online documents are owned by a team, not individuals so nothing is lost if a team member leaves the UW. Finding files is quicker in Team Drive with auditing and tracking built in. You can also customize team pages by choosing…