Category: Teaching & Learning

September 1, 2021

Use Canvas effectively for all your classes

New to Canvas? Pick up tips on how to set up Canvas, the UW’s official learning management system, and help your students succeed with this handy IT Connect guide.

August 25, 2021

Find the tech you need to succeed!

An education at the UW is an exciting adventure, the journey of your life! But like any adventure, you’ll need a bit of help to get to the finish line. These tools will ease your journey and help propel you to success. Don’t wait. Adventures are nothing without you!

August 20, 2021

Mandatory update for UW Zoom available soon

On or after August 25, you must download and install the latest version of UW Zoom to join or host UW Zoom meetings.

August 17, 2021

Action Required: Mandatory Zoom Update

On August 25, UW-IT will require an update for the Zoom application for UW Zoom users. On or before August 25, the latest version of Zoom (5.7.4 or higher) must be downloaded and installed. Read the full email message to find out more.

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August 16, 2021

Rev up your classes with Jupyter Notebook

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UW-IT’s JupyterHub services, which allow faculty to bring the full power of cloud computing into the classroom, is available at no cost to the UW community. The service provides access to custom Python and R programming environments through your students’ browsers. Ideal for distributing assignments and lab work, the service also eliminates software installation and…

August 6, 2021

New at the UW? Check out these tech resources for teaching classes

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Learn how to set up courses in Canvas, use Panopto to record lectures, use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class, submit grades with GradePage, and more with this quick guide. The information will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW, offered by UW Information Technology.

July 28, 2021

Get tips for teaching an accessible online course

Sign up for tomorrow’s 3 p.m. Accessible Technology Webinar and pick up great tips on teaching an accessible online course. Also, if you missed the June webinars, “Alternatives to PDF” and “Accessibility in Procurement,” the recordings are now available. See the Accessible Technology Webinar Series page for links to all of the archives.

April 5, 2021

New features in Schedule Builder make life easier for course planning

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Several improvements to MyPlan’s Schedule Builder feature are making it easier for students to plan their courses across the academic year. Now, students can plan summer courses, a new feature that makes academic planning easier. Add your favorite schedule to your academic plan and send it to registration from a given quarter’s Registration Preview Page….

March 4, 2021

Build your overall skills in Canvas with 3-week online class

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This online class for intermediate learners, April 12-May 2, will help you build your skills in Canvas page design, video and audio production, assessment and grading, and inclusive and accessible design and pedagogy. UW faculty, staff, and graduate students on any of the three campuses are welcome to participate. This course includes weekly deadlines, but…

February 23, 2021

Zoom event to help instructors with course planning for spring quarter

Faculty, learn how you can better support your students while they’re learning remotely — with tips gleaned from research at the UW — at a 3 p.m. Zoom event, March 4. The research was conducted at different times during 2020, based on course evaluations and student surveys asking about the impact of COVID and concurrent…

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