IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

June 1, 2016

Connect securely from off-campus with new Husky OnNet service

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A new way to securely connect to the UW network from remote locations is now available for UW students, faculty and staff—Husky OnNet. This new service is provided by UW-IT via UWare, where you can download the Husky OnNet applications for Windows and Mac operating systems. Husky OnNet lets you access UW-provided research databases and…

May 25, 2016

UW’s Amazon Web Services now HIPAA compatible

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UW’s Amazon Web Services (AWS), available to all UW researchers and employees through a UW-IT AWS Account, is now both FERPA and HIPAA compatible, thanks to a new Business Associate Agreement signed by the UW on May 17. Get details on benefits, such as the Indirect Cost Waiver for UW research grants and Data Egress…

May 24, 2016

New Canvas design helps track assignments and more

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On June 15, a new interface for Canvas, the University’s learning management system, will make it easier for students to see favorite courses, track assignments and due dates, and view grades. With updates to the Canvas dashboard, global navigation and sidebar, students and instructors will be able to see recent activity in all their courses,…

May 4, 2016

Power BI, Microsoft business analytics service, now available

UW students, faculty and staff now can use Microsoft Power BI—a cloud-based “business intelligence” analytics service to visualize and analyze data with speed and efficiency—made available with support from the Technology Recharge Fee. Power BI connects users to a broad range of data through dashboards, interactive reports and visualizations. Choose from the Power BI online service, or…

May 2, 2016

UW Tacoma students build creative media presentations with FOLD

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Learn how a UW Tacoma instructor used FOLD, a web-based publishing platform, to help her students construct multimedia presentations in “Finding meaning behind the music.” Get tips on how you can use FOLD, and how it can boost student creativity for final projects. The story is part of the Innovators Among Us series produced by…

April 29, 2016

UW’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux license ends June 30; use CentOS

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The UW’s campus license for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) expires June 30, and will not be renewed. Units using RHEL can switch to CentOS, an established, well maintained operating system that provides an enterprise-level solution compatible with RHEL. Conversion is easy for units that manage their own servers through UW-IT’s Standard Hosted Server service…

April 12, 2016

Microsoft Campus Software Agreement renewed to March 2017

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The UW’s Microsoft Campus Software Agreement has been renewed through March 31, 2017, with the same products and services—Microsoft Windows, Office, Visio, Project and more. Get details. If you already have the software, no action is needed. Eligible UW students, faculty and staff can obtain these Microsoft products via UWare. Individual subscriptions provided under the…

February 10, 2016

New features for Panopto lecture capture

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A new version of Panopto lecture capture is now available for both Windows and Mac, with new features and improvements to make it even more useful. You can pause and rewind a live Panopto webcast and continue watching after the presenter has ended it and record up to three video feeds at the same time,…

February 3, 2016

Access, Excel webinars: Register by March 9

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UW students, faculty and staff can register for two upcoming webinars on Microsoft products, offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD): Access Techniques (Beginner) on March 16 and Excel Techniques on March 17. Each is 1.5 hours and costs $65, which can be charged to a UW budget number. Register at least a week…

January 4, 2016

UW Groups to Manage Google Docs Permissions, More

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Now you can use UW Groups to manage permissions for your UW Google Apps. UW Groups supports collaboration by making it easy to reuse groups in tools and applications, including for email. Using a group to share your Google documents, calendar, or sites lets you to share with the same set of people without entering…

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