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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

April 10, 2018

Switch to the new MyUW by June 14

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An all-new MyUW for faculty and staff provides more personal, timely, and relevant content matched to your affiliation with the University, reduces information overload, and provides easy access to key links, tools, and information. To switch, simply click “Switch to the new MyUW!” in the black MyUW banner. Make the switch by June 14, when…

April 9, 2018

Try your hand at 3D printing in Odegaard

3-D dinosaur, Flexi Rex

Sign up for a free four-hour block to get started with 3D printing, with hands-on help from Computer Vet techs on the second floor of Odegaard. Try out the Print of the Month, a flexible 3D dinosaur called Flexi Rex. Or bring a file from MakerBot’s Thingaverse, an online community for people interested in making…

April 6, 2018

Students: Review class lectures on Panopto

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View class lectures and presentations at your own pace with Panopto-recorded course sessions. Miss something covered in lecture? Reviewing for an exam? Recordings are viewable on most web browsers and mobile devices. You can also create your own recordings for class assignments.

April 4, 2018

Learn how to create accessible documents on Apr. 16

Computer keyboard with an accessibility green key

Join a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. in Odegaard 102 to learn how to create accessible Word and PowerPoint documents, use the built-in accessibility checker, and export these to create accessible PDF documents. All document creators, from faculty and staff to students, are required to make sure that documents are accessible to individuals who use assistive…

April 2, 2018

Learn how to use Zoom on Apr. 10 to engage online meeting participants

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Join this one-hour online webinar at 10 a.m. and learn how to use the video collaboration tool, Zoom, to make your online meetings and webinars highly engaging and interactive. The for-fee Zoom Web Conferencing service offers features to gather feedback from meeting participants, create breakout rooms for small group discussions, moderate the discussion, and more.

March 26, 2018

Students: Top tech tips to help you succeed at UW

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Check out the Top Tech Tips for UW Students and learn about must-have technology resources to help you succeed in your academic career. Find out how to get anti-virus software, how to get into that oh-so-popular class, choose your favorite email and collaboration platforms, chart your academic path, connect to encrypted Wi-Fi on campus, and…

March 20, 2018

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

March 12, 2018

New funding to support computing education for K-12 students with disabilities

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A new National Science Foundation grant will support an initiative to ensure computing courses are accessible to K-12 students who are blind, deaf or have reading-related disabilities. The grant was awarded to the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the UW’s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT). Learn more…

March 9, 2018

Scout your favorite spot to study, eat and more

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Scout finds 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 400 study spaces, 60 food spots and 160 tech items. Check out this video to see…

March 1, 2018

Protect your computer from malware with this free computer clinic on Mar. 5

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Register for a free Computer Vet workshop at Odegaard Library on Mar. 5 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…

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