March 19, 2020

Your students can borrow laptops, other tech for free

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Students in Seattle can borrow laptops and other equipment through the Student Tech Loan Program.

March 18, 2020

Use Ally in Canvas to ensure online content is accessible to all students

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A tool called Ally improves accessibility by generating alternative formats of course files — audio, electronic braille, or text readable by a screen reader — in Canvas, the UW’s learning management system. Students can download an alternative format using UW Ally.

March 17, 2020

Scams target offsite workers and COVID-19 fears

Read how to protect yourself from an increase in email, text and phone scams aimed at the UW community as we adapt to new tech tools and working practices in order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.

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March 16, 2020

Find out how to connect remotely to your office computer

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Managed Workstation customers can use this guide to connect remotely to their computers. Other users should check with their local IT staff for direction.

March 13, 2020

Instructors: Help students work together remotely

While classes are being conducted remotely, take advantage of Canvas Groups, Canvas Collaborations and Zoom to help students collaborate from a distance.

March 12, 2020

How are you communicating with your instructor, classmates in Canvas?

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Students, learn how to set up communication preferences and use the discussion board and chat functions in Canvas.

March 11, 2020

Get help from the tech experts in Teaching Technologies office hours this week

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Check out the upcoming schedule for Zoom-based office hours where you can bring your questions about using Canvas, Panopto and Zoom to teach at the UW, and get answers to your technical and pedagogical questions.

March 10, 2020

Chat with librarians, access resources at UW Libraries remotely

While UW libraries are open Monday through Friday this week, you can also take advantage of our librarians’ expertise online 24/7 and access many helpful tools to continue research and learning remotely.

March 9, 2020

Make your PDFs accessible with free, limited-time service

Got a PDF that isn’t accessible? Accessible Technology Services will remediate a limited number of inaccessible PDF files without charge for individuals and UW units. To be eligible, materials must be highly visible, high-impact, multiple use, and/or strategic PDF documents, such as those publicly available on a high-use website; documents that will be used multiple…

March 8, 2020

Unlimited UW Zoom video conferencing now available

UW Zoom Pro is now free to all current students, faculty and staff for conducting UW business. This new tool allows instructors to hold classes online, students to have online study groups and staff to conduct meetings with remote workers. Learn about UW Zoom Pro.

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