December 19, 2019

New funding to increase student access to cloud computing for data-driven research

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Students now will have even more access to powerful cloud computing resources to support their research, with more than $45,000 awarded to the Research Computing Club for cloud computing from the Student Technology Fee. Find out how to apply for cloud computing credits, and more about access to Hyak, UW’s shared supercomputing cluster, too.

December 18, 2019

Connect to your files, resources on the UW network with Husky OnNet

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Access files on the UW network from off campus using a UW secure virtual private network (VPN), like the free Husky OnNet for current students, faculty and staff. Off-campus access to UW resources on the UW network through remote desktop or a file-sharing application require a VPN. But web-based UW resources and services, such as…

December 17, 2019

Protect confidential information sent by fax and multifunction machines

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Learn how copy, print and fax devices can be vulnerable to cybercriminals and best practices for protecting them. Multifunction copy, print and fax devices can retain confidential data, personally identifiable information and even protected health information. As these machines are subject to the same data security vulnerabilities as other computing technology, the Office of the…

December 16, 2019

E-Resource: Stream films and TV shows

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Looking for movies to watch over the winter break? Check out the Video & Streaming Video: Streaming Media Collections A-Z research guide brought to you by the UW Libraries. Choose from world cinema, animation and shorts, African-American classics, award-winning LGBT documentaries, old TV shows, and more. Also browse through the popular films (and TV series)…

December 11, 2019

Find and register for campus events

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Campus life at the UW goes beyond the classroom. Use the UW Campus Event Calendar to find performances, concerts, lectures and other opportunities to enjoy all the UW has to offer.

December 10, 2019

Graduating in December? Remember to migrate personal files and email

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Before you leave the UW, set up a private email account and forward any personal mail or personal files from your UW account to your private account. Keep in mind that computing services, including U Drive, UW Gmail (in UW G Suite) and UW Exchange Online (in UW Office 365), expire on the 10th day…

December 9, 2019

Dispose of old computers and mobile devices securely with these resources

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Learn how to delete data completely from computers and devices before you surplus or recycle them. Old desktops, laptops, and mobile and portable storage devices may contain UW information, such as personally identifiable information, cached login credentials, or other confidential data that can be compromised if the device is not securely disposed.

December 6, 2019

Design better products and services with UX resources

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Learn how to align a product or service with what your users need with new online user experience (UX) design guides and by taking advantage of free UX consultation services at UW. Produced by UX experts in UW Information Technology, the guides are relevant to any stage of development, and can help even those new…

December 5, 2019

Instructors: What will you do when your classes can’t meet?

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Take the readiness quiz and get recommendations on how to conduct your class and communicate with your students when University operations are impacted by outages, severe weather or other disruptions. The toolkit covers four areas: putting course materials online, how to communicate with your students online, how to conduct your class online and remote access…

December 4, 2019

Electronic signatures continues to prove its value

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Read how the UW’s Human Subjects Division added eSignatures to a growing array of administrative tools to help researchers ease their quest for volunteers. Nearly 60 groups or departments are now using eSignatures, supporting the University’s initiative to go paperless while increasing administrative efficiencies. Find out how in the latest story in UW-IT’s 2019 A…

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