July 30, 2019

Order a year of desktop backup by Aug. 9

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Install CrashPlan on your UW computer or laptop for an annual license of $110, and get unlimited, real-time backup that doesn’t disrupt workflows or affect device performance. You choose what files and folders are backed up and can restore them yourself anytime, anywhere. A cloud-based service, data is encrypted during transfer to and from the…

July 24, 2019

UW is pivotal partner in efforts to improve software accessibility on a national scale

Read how software developers across the country are seeking the UW’s expertise in improving the accessibility of their products. The UW is helping vendors including Zoom, Canvas and Workday improve key tools for students, faculty and staff.

July 19, 2019

Onboarding new staff? Use this guide to IT resources at UW

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Find computing tools and resources staff need with the IT at the UW — Staff Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to connect to the secure, encrypted wireless on campus, and access voicemail, email and files when you’re on the road. Find out how to get software, and decide which productivity platform – UW G Suite or…

July 17, 2019

New report helps Seattle campus schedule classrooms more efficiently

A new report will make it easier for classroom schedulers to spot scheduling bottlenecks and ensure better distribution of courses and classrooms across a day. The Learning Spaces Policy report will help support the classroom use policy aimed at ensuring sufficient classroom space for all courses on the Seattle campus, and that courses have assigned times…

July 12, 2019

Admissions process for post-doc, transfer students goes paperless

Paper-based admissions processes for nearly 6,000 transfer and post-baccalaureate students have gone entirely paperless, becoming significantly more streamlined and efficient. The ultimate goal of a multi-year effort modernize undergraduate admissions is a unified “one-stop-shop” system that will allow the UW to keep up with an ever-increasing number of applications and remain competitive in attracting and…

July 11, 2019

Combatting phone and email spam with new tech, increased vigilance

Spammers have increasingly targeted UW desk phones and email services in the past several months, but a robust response by UW-IT, including a new phone-call-blocking application and an additional layer of email scanning, is reducing spam, and with it, costly disruptions. Read how.