February 28, 2018

New UW network enhancements reduce risk, may impact off-campus users

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New security enhancements will protect your personal and University data from an increasing number of malicious attacks. Starting April 24, 2018, you must use an authorized UW or UW Medicine secure virtual private network (VPN) before accessing UW resources from off-campus through a remote desktop or file-sharing application. Options include the free Husky OnNet service…

February 23, 2018

E-Resource: Investigate trove of resources available through online Black Studies Center

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Celebrate Black history, culture and heritage with Black Studies Center, an online gateway to several collections. The cross-searchable archives include scholarly and general interest resources, historical newspapers and primary sources on African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa from ancient past to present day. Access to Black Studies Center is brought to you by UW…

February 22, 2018

How the College of Arts & Sciences prepared for a tsunami of change

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Read how the College of Arts & Sciences prepared for a tsunami of change as it got ready for Workday, the largest administrative transformation in the UW’s history. The college is one of many UW colleges, schools and units that are successfully partnering with the Integrated Service Center to support their employees and teams in…

February 20, 2018

E-Resource: Search GuideStar for information on nonprofits and charities

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Find detailed information on more than a million charities and non-profit organizations through GuideStar,  a national database. The data comes from the nonprofits themselves and the Internal Revenue Service. It includes the digitized 990 forms filed by nonprofits for tax exempt status. These forms list a nonprofit’s mission, accomplishments and finances. GuideStar is brought to…

February 16, 2018

Learn how to comply with state IT accessibility policy

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Visit the UW’s accessibility technology website to learn how your unit can comply with the state accessibility policy and ensure that University IT resources are usable to all people, including those with disabilities. All UW units must ensure that information technology resources are usable by people with disabilities. The website includes information on Accessibility Policy…

February 15, 2018

Don’t miss this year’s UW TechConnect conference and a great lineup of speakers

Engage with dynamic speakers and IT professionals from across the UW community discussing IT trends and challenges in higher education at the annual UW TechConnect conference on March 13 at the HUB. Featured speakers include UW-IT VP and CIO Aaron Powell; EDUCAUSE President and CIO Dr. John O’Brien; Fred Hutch CIO and VP of IT…

February 14, 2018

Reminder: Record Presidents Day Holiday Time Off in Workday

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Don’t forget to record Presidents Day as “Holiday Taken Time Off” in Workday. This applies to most UW employees who accrue time off and who would normally work on the day on which the holiday falls. However, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic coaches and academic personnel (faculty, residents and fellows and other academic staff) do not…

February 13, 2018

Join the Feb. 14 Tech Talks

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Learn about using business analysis for IT challenges, Workday data conversions, and Microsoft and Google productivity platforms at Tech Talks on Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon in Odegaard, room 220. The quarterly Campus Tech Talks bring together information technology enthusiasts from across the University to explore, learn and connect.

February 9, 2018

Free workshops on how to use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class

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Instructors can use the Poll Everywhere classroom response system to engage students during lecture sessions with live polls and quick checks on subject matter comprehension. Learn more about using the tool, administering polls, moving scores from graded poll questions to Canvas, and more, in free two-hour workshops offered on multiple dates: Feb. 13, March 2 and…

February 8, 2018

New analytics tool on MyUW can help improve student experience

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Data from Course Dashboard, a new analytics tool available on MyUW, can help instructors assess how effective their courses are, and ultimately improve the student experience. Course Dashboard shows historical data such as median final grade and percent of students who failed a course, and provides comparative data, such as median cumulative GPA of current…

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