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April 30, 2018

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

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Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs…

April 23, 2018

New network security enhancements begin April 24, may impact off-campus users

The enhancements will help protect your personal and University data from malicious attacks, but may change how you connect from off-campus. Starting April 24, 2018, you must use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN) to access UW resources from off-campus through a remote desktop or network file-sharing application. Options include the free Husky OnNet service for current students, faculty and staff, or a departmental VPN. Online access to email, Canvas and UW Libraries will not be affected. Not sure what a VPN is or if this applies to you?

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March 22, 2018

Husky OnNet now offers new Linux-compatible application, improved security

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The Husky OnNet service that supports secure connections to the UW network from off-campus now offers a Linux-compatible application, thanks to an upgrade that also improves security, resolves several bugs and paves the way for future features. Husky OnNet is a free virtual private network for current students, faculty, and staff, and the for-fee Husky…

March 19, 2018

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by…

February 5, 2018

Zoom makes video and web conferencing easy

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Zoom, a  fee-based web conferencing service, allows you to host live online courses, offer “virtual” office hours, collaborate with colleagues in other locations and host live web broadcasts to people worldwide. The cloud-based software, available to students, faculty and staff, offers the same high-quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Mac, Windows, and Linux operating…

February 1, 2018

Advance your research with SQLShare

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SQLShare, a web-based platform, offers a simple and secure way for UW researchers to manage, share and analyze research data and spares you the hassle of working with relational databases. Upload tabular data and start analyzing the data instantly in your browser. No hardware, no software to install and configure, and no database to design….

January 12, 2018

Get free and discounted Microsoft software for your personal devices

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UW students and eligible faculty and staff can download Microsoft software for use on their personal computers, laptops and mobile devices. Learn more about Office 365 ProPlus and how to install it. Software includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Publisher and Access for PCs. The cost of Office 365 ProPlus is covered by the…

November 14, 2017

Use MyPlan to track required courses and credits

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How many classes do you have left to complete your degree? Check out MyPlan’s Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to stay on top of required credits and courses and to track your progress. DARS reports are now personalized, with your declared major at the top of the selection list for fast and easy access. Haven’t…

November 9, 2017

Class full? Get Notify.UW

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Notify.UW is a free tool that lets you know when a course becomes available. Subscribe to Notify.UW and you can choose to be notified via email and/or text when classes you are interested in become available or close for registration.

August 7, 2017

UW students and instructors help improve plagiarism-detection tool

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VeriCite’s plagiarism-detection tool is now easier to use thanks to an improved user interface, designed with input from UW students and faculty. Student papers can be submitted through the web-based system and checked for plagiarism. Eighteen people from the UW participated in usability studies to evaluate the tool’s usefulness. “Having real users helped us learn…

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