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January 18, 2018

Sign up for half-day Google Cloud Platform workshop on Feb.13

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Learn the basics of the Google Cloud Platform. The workshop for students and researchers will cover computing and storage resources, database services and cost calculation for cloud adoption. It takes place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the UW Seattle…

January 17, 2018

Protect your computer from malware with this free computer clinic on Jan. 22

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Register for a free Computer Vet workshop at Odegaard Library on Jan. 22 that will teach you how to protect your computer from malware and viruses. You will scan your laptop for viruses, set up virus protection, and learn to keep your computer safe, including how to create better passwords and internet safety tips. Open…

January 10, 2018

Thousands of students apply to UW Seattle via new national online app

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Thousands of prospective freshmen used a new national online app to apply to UW Seattle last November. The new app offers students a single, centralized platform to organize, build and refine their applications online and apply to any of the 113 public and private universities that are participating.  All freshmen applicants to UW Seattle must…

January 4, 2018

Use Canvas to view course assignments, materials and more

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Access course materials online with Canvas, the UW’s learning management system. View assignments, discussions, course calendars, grades and more. Watch this overview video to learn about important features and find out more about Canvas.

January 3, 2018

How do you build community with an online class? Ask the Evans School

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Learn how the Evans School partnered with Learning Technologies to break barriers and build community among African health professionals who participated in a long-distance learning program. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Evans School brought together 18 participants from a half-dozen African countries using easy-to-use online tools. The program, now recruiting…

December 29, 2017

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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In this Faculty Quick-Start Guide, 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. The information will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW, offered by UW Information Technology.

December 28, 2017

Share and access learning resources through Canvas Commons

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UW instructors can find, import and share learning resources in Canvas Commons, a repository available in Canvas, UW’s learning management system.  The content can include assignments, quizzes, presentations, images, videos, documents and other files to augment online learning. Sharing can be private, limited to a small group, available to others at UW or open to…

December 11, 2017

IT collaborations transform the UW

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Read how UW-IT is collaborating with partners to advance research on microbes for a cleaner environment, predict flood risk in the Pacific Northwest, and connect health professionals across borders in Africa, and more in a series on UW-IT partnerships. UW-IT collaborates with partners across all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations to…

December 8, 2017

Faculty: Sign up for Evidence-Based Teaching program and experiment with learning technologies

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Join a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The Evidence-Based Teaching program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussion boards and bimonthly meetings, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn…

December 5, 2017

Creation of new tools disabled for select Catalyst Web Tools on Dec. 22

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Six Catalyst Web tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — are on a timeline to retire. Through Dec. 21, instructors can create new Catalyst tools for their winter and spring 2018 quarter classes. After that date, they can access their existing tools, but new tools cannot be created. The retirement…

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