IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

October 17, 2016

Online Scout app helps UW students find study spaces, food, resources

Results of Scout search on UW Seattle map

UW students can get help finding campus study spaces, food locations and STF-funded technology resources on all three UW campuses with ScoutTM, a mobile-optimized web app. You can filter to find exactly what you need, and Scout returns a list of results with photos and detailed information. Scout—funded by UW-IT and the Student Technology Fee—is…

October 5, 2016

Social media in the classroom: Implications for the UW

social media icons

UW faculty and students are interested in the potential use of social media as a learning tool, according to a recent survey of 250 higher education institutions, including the UW. Read about the opportunities and challenges of using social media in the classroom in a new synopsis of survey findings from 2012-2015, written by UW-IT,…

October 4, 2016

Denny Hall technology renovation complete; ongoing UW Seattle refresh

Denny Hall

The University’s oldest building, Denny Hall, reopened fall quarter, transformed with new technology-enabled classrooms, including a 100-seat Active Learning Classroom. This renovation is part of a larger technology refresh at UW Seattle, with more than a third of the 300 general use classrooms upgraded since 2013, outpacing the original eight-year plan. Modern electrical and network connectivity,…

September 19, 2016

Canvas template helps instructors organize—and students find—course materials

screenshot of Canvas template

When instructors open Canvas, the UW’s learning management system, they will discover a new resource: a template to guide course creation. The template, designed by UW-IT and tested by UW instructors, is based on research with UW students, who reported difficulty navigating course material in Canvas. Read more about the Canvas course template and watch…

September 1, 2016

New “IT at the UW” quick start guide for students

UW student in the quad

Students now have one place to go to learn the essentials of IT at the UW. With the new Student Quick Start Guide, students can find the computing tools and resources they need to get their academic year off to a good start. From information about connecting to the internet from dorms or around campus,…

July 21, 2016

Free Tableau and data classes for UW faculty and staff

workshop computer logo

UW faculty and staff can learn to more quickly and easily analyze data and spot trends in three free classes hosted by UW-IT. Explore how to use the intuitive Tableau data visualization tool in Tableau Basics 101, a three-hour hands-on class. Boost your Excel skills in a two-hour hands-on Handling Data 101 class, working with…

June 30, 2016

Panopto: New release simplifies, personalizes video use and management

laptop showing Panopto lecture video

Experience a YouTube-like curated home page with the most recent release of Panopto, the lecture capture tool for UW students, faculty and staff. You’ll also get a personal view of your resources with My Folder—containing your bookmarked videos and everything you have access to or that has been shared with you—where you also can create…

June 27, 2016

Connecting UW students with co-curricular experiences

student intern at the White House

How can online tools and systems better help students engage in co-curricular experiences that provide opportunities to develop crucial life skills? The UW-IT Husky Experience Discovery Project team undertook research to find out, asking students about which opportunities they value most and obstacles to participation. Its findings are now published as a case study in…

May 24, 2016

New Canvas design helps track assignments and more

Canvas dashboard

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 11, 2016

Technology tips for faculty in latest Provost report

Ursula Valdez teaching

Innovative approaches to teaching and learning with technology, with easy-to-download tips for faculty, are the focus of the latest Provost report, When Technology Brings Learning to Life, in the Innovators Among Us series. Six faculty members from all three campuses share their experiences, best practices and methods that can be adopted by their colleagues. The…

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