May 29, 2020

Be wary of CARES scam targeting UW students

Thief on one laptop screen uses a phishing hook to snag personal data on another laptop screen

Learn how to spot scams using news about The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that target UW students.

May 28, 2020

ACTION REQUIRED: Update Zoom to v5.0 before May 30

Starting May 30, Zoom will require anyone joining a Zoom meeting to have Zoom software version 5.0 or higher. If you do not have this version (or higher) installed, you will NOT be able to join or host a Zoom meeting. This requirement applies to all device types and operating systems.

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May 27, 2020

Before you leave for the summer, set up your UW NetID recovery options

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Every year, more than 5,000 callers request help to reset a UW NetID password. You don’t have to be one of them. Add your mobile number and email address, so if you forget your password or get locked out, you can regain access to your UW NetID. The options allow you to recover your password…

May 26, 2020

Accessibility advocate honored with Diversity in Technology Leadership Award

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Sheryl Burgstahler, director of accessible technology services in UW Information Technology (UW-IT), received the Diversity in Technology Leadership Award from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. The award recognizes her work to increase the diversity, equity and inclusion of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Burgstahler has spent much of her…

May 19, 2020

UW-IT engineer receives UW Distinguished Staff Award

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Tyler Preder, a telecom design engineer in UW Information Technology, was recognized with a UW 2020 Distinguished Staff Award. Among his accomplishments, Preder was honored for developing a spam call-blocking application. The application has blocked over 2.5 million suspected spam calls, saving the UW thousands of hours in potential lost productivity.

May 15, 2020

Participate in the IT Accessibility Challenge 2020

Wooden figures on stack of planks.

Complete 20 simple actions in the IT Accessibility Challenge 2020 beginning this month and help make websites, Canvas courses, online documents, and videos more accessible.

May 13, 2020

Upgrade to Zoom 5.0 now

Beginning May 30, 2020, Zoom users must have version 5.0+ in order to join any meeting. Learn how to check your version and how to upgrade now. The Zoom version 5.0 includes several new security features.

May 11, 2020

Discuss web accessibility with colleagues at monthly meetup on May 14

Hadi Rangin, IT Accessibility Specialist, at a laptop. He leads the Meetups.

Bring accessibility questions, discuss usability issues and learn what others are doing in this meeting held the second Thursday of the month from 10-11 a.m. and hosted by UW-IT Accessible Technology Services.

May 8, 2020

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee proposal

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The Student Technology Fee Committee is accepting proposals for spring quarter 2020 to fund projects that help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational, research and other goals. Proposals this quarter are reviewed on a rolling basis.

May 6, 2020

Strengthen your password security for World Password Day on May 7

Person at laptop typing with security shield icon above it

Get tips in this video for smart computing, including strengthening your password by using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for strong passwords and avoiding using the same password for multiple websites, accounts and applications.

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