October 19, 2018

Get free Zoom videoconferencing

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Find out how you can sign up for a free UW Zoom Basic account with a UW NetID. Available for current UW students, faculty and staff. Host virtual office hours, collaborate remotely on research and share screens. Basic accounts are limited to 40-minute meetings. To hold longer meetings, you can purchase a Zoom Pro account.

October 15, 2018

Plan for academic success with MyPlan

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Use MyPlan to develop your academic plan. Explore and bookmark UW courses and programs. Create a multi-quarter plan, compare schedules and start the registration process based on your preferred schedule. Share your plan with your academic adviser to make sure you’re on the right track.

October 9, 2018

Respond to in-class polls with Poll Everywhere on your phone

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Students say that Poll Everywhere, the in-class polling system that you can use on mobile devices, promotes understanding and engagement. Poll Everywhere can help students recall information, provides real-time feedback, supports in-class interactions with other students, and makes lectures more engaging.

October 7, 2018

Find your UW with MyUW

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MyUW provides easy access to the resources you need at the University, personalized to you. Get details about your courses (including time and days of the week) and find your classrooms with a link to the campus map. See your exam schedules, find out your grades, and get reminders about planning and registering for next…

October 5, 2018

Geography students put their skills to the test while contributing to their communities

Students work closely with their South King County Food Coalition community project partners during the workshop.

Read how a geography class paired students with nonprofit organizations to help solve critical community issues. The story is part of a series about innovators in the classroom, produced by the Office of the Provost and UW-IT.  

October 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. You can view assignments, discussions, course calendars, grades and more. Watch this overview video to learn about important features and find out more about Canvas.

September 28, 2018

Class full? Get Notify.UW

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Notify.UW is a free tool that lets you know when a course becomes available. Subscribe to Notify.UW and be notified via email and/or text when classes are you are interested in become available or close for registration.

September 27, 2018

New associate vice president for UW-IT Academic Services appointed

Erik HoferErik Hofer has been appointed as the new Associate Vice President for Academic Services in UW Information Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer, effective August 27. In this role, he will provide strategic direction and oversight of key information technology initiatives that advance teaching, learning and the broader academic experience.

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September 25, 2018

Tech at your fingertips in Back-to-School edition of IT Connect News

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Check out the Back-to-School edition of IT Connect News, and read about tech at the UW that is right at your fingertips. With information for new and veteran Huskies alike, the special issue covers essential IT tools and resources to get started, to navigate and plan, and to help you study or work smarter.

September 18, 2018

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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Learn how to navigate the array of IT resources available for instructors including how to set up courses in Canvas, record lectures using Panopto, engage students in class with Poll Everywhere, submit grades with GradePage, and more. This quick start guide is offered to you by UW Information Technology.

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