IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

August 17, 2016

Cell phone plan discounts for UW students, employees

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You can receive cell phone plan discounts—from 10 percent to 18 percent—if you are a student or employee of the UW and affiliated organizations. UW-IT negotiated these discounts with AT&T and T-Mobile; get discount details on IT Connect, or inquire with your provider. Cell phone services charged to a UW ProCard for department use also…

May 3, 2016

MyPlan now easier to use on mobile, plus other new features

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UW students can use new features in a recent release of MyPlan, the UW’s degree planning tool, that make academic planning even easier. Plan and Degree Audit experiences have been streamlined for optimal use on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Audit reports are now much easier to read on any device, with no more zooming…

December 4, 2015

Mobile Device Use Among UW Students Continues to Rise

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The number of UW students using their mobile phones for educational purposes continues to increase, according to data from the most recent EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) study of undergraduate students and information technology. This maintains a trend identified by last year’s survey. An analysis of the data by UW-IT suggests that the UW would…

September 14, 2015

New MyUW for Students Now for Desktops, Too

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The new MyUW fully responsive design, with views for both desktops and mobile devices, will be rolled out to students during autumn quarter. Beginning September 15, all first-year undergraduate students logging in to MyUW will see the new desktop version; by winter quarter, all students will have access. Both desktop and mobile views provide key information,…

April 8, 2015

“Relevant Events” on MyUW Mobile Helps Students Maximize Their UW Experience

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UW students will soon see upcoming happenings that might be of interest to them, based on their major, on MyUW mobile’s just released “Relevant Events.” MyUW mobile pulls event data from departmental calendars that use the UW’s event calendar software, Trumba, and displays it for students. Learn more about how it works. Only calendars that…

March 9, 2015

MyUW Mobile Use Has Skyrocketed

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MyUW Mobile usage has increased 90 percent, with 1.1 million pageviews since the September 2014 update was released. This and other data suggest that the updated design, informed by user study data, is meeting student needs. The site provides on-the-go access to timely information such as final grades. If you have not tried it, visit…