December 16, 2020

Zoom users need to update to latest version by Dec. 20

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Zoom users will need to update to the latest version by Dec. 20 so they can continue to join UW Zoom meetings, webinars and enjoy the latest features. Learn more in IT Connect.

December 1, 2020

Remove disruptive participants and other ways to protect your Zoom meetings

Zoom has a new security feature to help meeting hosts protect their Zoom meetings. Read the full email message about this and other features.

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November 12, 2020

Nominate innovative faculty using technology in their classroom

Do you know a faculty member who has been innovative and inspiring in their use of technology that has improved teaching and learning? Nominate them for the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology by Nov. 16. Created in 2013 by the Office of the Provost, the award recognizes a current faculty member for improving…

October 21, 2020

New feature in Course Dashboard helps support remote teaching

Learn how instructors can identify and prevent a problematic course mix that can work against student success, thanks to a new feature in Course Dashboard. A problematic course mix is a combination of courses that can pose an extreme challenge and set students up for possible failure in one or more of their courses. The…

October 6, 2020

Changes to Zoom security and storage

As a follow-up about recent changes to Zoom security, waiting rooms are now enabled by default when you schedule new meetings. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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October 5, 2020

Find technology for working remotely with important webpage

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If COVID-19 is keeping you at home, this website helps you find technology tools that help you work, study and teach remotely. This page is regularly updated to keep you informed about the latest technology tools to help you succeed at the UW.

September 10, 2020

UW’s supercomputer leveraged in virtual chemistry and materials sciences courses

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After a successful virtual lab course that used UW’s Hyak supercomputer to build simulations, two professors will be integrating the coursework into chemistry and materials science classes. The coursework was developed by materials science & engineering professor Ting Cao and chemistry professor Xiaosong Li, who are both Clean Energy Institute members and will be integrated…

September 8, 2020

Learn what technologies you can use to move classroom activities online

Identify which technologies will work best for your classroom activities , and learn what pedagogical and logistical considerations might influence your choice. This resource is for UW faculty members, graduate instructors, teaching assistants and staff educators who are seeking information, advice, ideas, resources, and support for their remote course planning and teaching. It reflects evidence-based…

August 26, 2020

Reminder: Changes to Zoom security and storage

Beginning Wednesday, August 26, Zoom will require users to enable either the waiting room or a passcode (formerly “password”) for all meetings in order to enhance security. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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August 19, 2020

Prevent unauthorized users from entering Zoom meeting with passcode and waiting room

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To enhance meeting security, Zoom will now require you to enable the waiting room or a passcode starting Wednesday, August 26 to prevent unauthorized entry and interruption of online meetings. If you do not have the waiting room or a passcode enabled by that date, a waiting room will be enabled for you. Learn more…

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