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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…

February 6, 2018

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by…

February 5, 2018

Zoom makes video and web conferencing easy

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Zoom, a  fee-based web conferencing service, allows you to host live online courses, offer “virtual” office hours, collaborate with colleagues in other locations and host live web broadcasts to people worldwide. The cloud-based software, available to students, faculty and staff, offers the same high-quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Mac, Windows, and Linux operating…

February 2, 2018

Working through “first-time” events is key to Workday stabilization

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Learn how the Integrated Service Center is helping the UW community through a year of “first time in Workday” events as a key part of fully stabilizing the UW’s new human resources, benefits and payroll system. First-time events in Workday, such as the current tax season, or last November’s Open Enrollment, yield critical insights into…

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