January 11, 2019

UW instructors adopt evidence-based teaching strategies and technology to enhance their classes

UW instructor Ian Schnee teaching, writing on a whiteboard

UW instructors are using Poll Everywhere, a classroom response system, and Panopto videos to help guide their students into becoming better critical thinkers — and making them better instructors as well. Read the full story.

January 10, 2019

Top tech tips for students

girl is watching online video on tablet

We’ve got the tech just for you. Watch this video and learn the top 10 technology tips that can help you succeed at the UW.

December 7, 2018

Drop-in computer lab at UW Bothell gets major makeover

Student at standing desk in newly renovated Open Learning Lab

The Open Learning Lab (OLL) reopened this fall with a new layout, computing equipment and furniture. The renovation was supported by a grant from the Student Technology Fee. The design team used universal design principles to improve accessibility and flexibility as well as promote collaboration. Stop by Commons Hall (UW2-140) to use the big-screen 65-inch…

November 28, 2018

Instructors: What will you do when your classes can’t meet?

Automobiles covered by snow

Take the readiness quiz and get recommendations on how to conduct your class and communicate with your students when University operations are impacted by outages, severe weather or other disruptions. The technology toolkit covers four areas: putting course materials online, remote access to important resources, established channels of communication with and between your students, and…

November 21, 2018

Tech out at these upcoming events on machine learning, data science and more

A man and a woman work together on their computer in a DubsTech-sponsored competition

A number of tech-themed training workshops and events are being offered on the Seattle campus by a student-led organization called DubsTech, and they are open to all students, regardless of background, major or skill level. Among the upcoming events are Unsupervised Machine Learning, Data Science Interview Practice, Google Cloud Platform + QwikLabs Certification Program, and…

November 20, 2018

Cybersecurity team masters superhero tactics to defend network from hackers

Four students work on their computers at a Capture the Flag cyber warfare competition

Students on the UW’s cybersecurity team – Batman’s Kitchen – learn to protect a network against cyber criminals by thwarting their signature techniques. Batman’s Kitchen ranks number four in the nation among academic groups in competitions known as “Capture the Flag,” where teams engage in mock cyber warfare. Now, UW’s team is gearing up for…

November 19, 2018

Holiday Toy Hackathon helps make play possible for kids with disabilities

Students volunteer at the Holiday Toy Hackathon modified store-bought toys to make them accessible for kids with motor limitations or developmental disabilities

Student volunteers at the Holiday Toy Hackathon modified store-bought toys to make them accessible for kids with motor limitations or developmental disabilities. The Nov. 11 event was sponsored by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology in partnership with the HuskyADAPT student organization (short for Accessible Design And Play Technology). Read more about students making play…

November 15, 2018

Grad student uses AWS cloud computing to track shipments for capstone project, lands job

Map global logistics partnership connection and wireless communication network, abstract image of internet of things

Anya Chaliotis, a graduate of the master’s degree program in information management, used Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing to deliver a supply chain solution for a global logistics company in her capstone project. Find out how the experience landed her a job.

November 13, 2018

VeriCite checks papers for plagiarism

Pensive student with laptop studying in the university library

Instructors can use VeriCite, available in Canvas, to compare student papers with sources on the internet and papers submitted at the UW. Instructors can set up plagiarism review on a per-assignment basis in Canvas, and students can review the results

November 7, 2018

Scout your favorite spot to study, eat and more

Italian hoagie with ham and vegetables

Get Scout, the mobile-friendly web app that helps you find valuable campus resources. Hankering for BBQ? Need a quiet study spot for 2 or 10? Want to borrow a video camera or other tech available to students? Use Scout to find what you need among the nearly 392 study spaces, 55 food spots and 173…

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