IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

August 18, 2017

Knowledge Navigator identifies HR and payroll reports affected by Workday

Screenshot of Knowledge Navigator screen

Use Knowledge Navigator, the metadata repository tool, to find reports that are replaced by Workday or are a new report in the Business Intelligence (BI) Portal by searching the list of enterprise reports. The BI Portal is your gateway to the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse reporting and analytic tools. Questions? Email help@uw.edu with “Knowledge Navigator”…

August 2, 2017

UW Tableau User Group offers plenty of opportunities to improve your skills

People working together

Do you use Tableau, the powerful data visualization software? Consider joining the UW Tableau User Group to collaborate with colleagues and Tableau staff to share best practices. The meetings every month include topics that will help you improve your Tableau skills and explore the software’s functions, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

May 25, 2017

New interactive map demonstrates the University’s global engagement, built using UW-IT resources

Global map

A new interactive publicly available global map uses data visualizations to demonstrate the University’s engagement around the world. The online map hosted on UW-IT’s Tableau server extracts key datasets from  the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and displays them in a visual format to convey information. UW-IT helped build the architecture that supports the global map…

March 2, 2017

Discover UW’s global impact with new data visualization dashboards in UW Profiles

map of Asia, Europe, and Africa

Explore the UW’s global impact with new Global Engagement dashboards in UW profiles. Part of the interactive data visualization portal, UW Profiles, these new dashboards show UW’s global footprint in research, study abroad destinations, and recruiting and graduating international students. The dashboards, a collaboration between the Office of Global Affairs and UW-IT, can help UW…

December 7, 2016

Upgraded Knowledge Navigator makes it even easier to understand UW administrative data

New Knowledge Navigator schematic

Now it’s easier than ever to understand UW administrative data, with the latest Knowledge Navigator, the UW’s metadata repository tool. It can help you navigate data changes related to moving from the UW’s old HR/Payroll mainframe system to cloud-based Workday. Use interactive maps to understand the relationships between business concepts and do impact analysis to…

September 14, 2016

Share your data visualizations via the new UW Tableau Public Server

map of the world

Now you can share your data visualization dashboards with colleagues anywhere in the world, with the new UW Tableau Public Server. Hosted by UW-IT, the server keeps your data safe and secure; viewers interact with your dashboard but do not download it or the data behind it, and a UW NetID is not required for…

August 15, 2016

Compare UW with its peer institutions

a peer comparison dashboard

See how the UW measures up against similar schools, with 11 new peer comparison dashboards on the UW Profiles website. Explore four student measures (Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, Fall Enrollment, and Awards Granted and Completers), and seven on finance data (Expenses Story, Expenses by Category, Modified Expenses by Category, Revenue by Category, Revenue Total Breakdown,…