IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

September 9, 2016

Free video captioning, research study

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Take advantage of the opportunity to have UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services caption your highly viewed UW video presentation at no charge, making it more accessible to everyone. To qualify, videos should be used multiple times in one or more courses, or provided for the public on a department’s website. Instructors and units may apply online…

July 14, 2016

Enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service

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An enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service makes it even more convenient for its UW subscribers. Now, existing dial tone subscribers can send outbound faxes by simply using their UW email account, with no additional cost to their monthly dial tone fee.

April 26, 2016

E-RESOURCE: Sage Research Methods Online

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If you are learning or teaching research methods, or doing (or supervising) a research project, you’ll want to know about Sage Research Methods Online. This innovative multimedia database has journal articles, books (including the complete Little Green and Little Blue book series), case studies, datasets and videos covering quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in the…

December 16, 2015

HuskyTV Upgrade Over Break: More HD Channels; Action Needed

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An upgrade to HuskyTV, UW Seattle’s cable and streaming TV service, will increase HD channels to 88 from 16, and add more foreign language, news and entertainment offerings. To make this change, HuskyTV will be down from 5:00 p.m. Dec. 18 through Dec. 20, and may be intermittent on Dec. 21 as the system is tuned. Students…

August 10, 2015

Make Your Videos Accessible With Able Player

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Ensure your videos are accessible with the open-source Able Player, a fully accessible cross-browser HTML5 media player originally developed by UW-IT’s Technology Accessibility Specialist Terrill Thompson. Now available free from GitHub, Able Player supports closed captions, audio descriptions, interactive transcripts, chapters within video, variable playback rate and synchronized sign language.

July 9, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Met Opera HD

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Are you a Puccini fan? Or perhaps Wagner is more your style. Whether you prefer Madama Butterfly or Don Giovanni, you can have the Metropolitan Opera right in your living room. Met Opera on Demand pro­vides stream­ing online access to over 500 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera performances. Brought to you by UW Libraries.

June 15, 2015

UW Students and Faculty See a Place for Social Media in Learning

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UW students and faculty are interested in the potential use of social media as a learning tool, even as they worry it may be a distraction in the classroom, according to a 2014 survey about technology experiences at the UW and other universities.  The survey is conducted every spring by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and…

March 8, 2015

Creating Accessible Videos at the UW

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The benefits of adding captions to videos are highlighted in a new eight-minute UW-IT video featuring UW professors, students, and accessibility and IT specialists sharing their experiences. The video, Captions: Improving Access to Postsecondary Education, shows that captions not only benefit those who are deaf or hard of hearing, but also help students for whom…