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May 11, 2018

A new online tool for instructors is helping them improve student engagement

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MyUW’s new Course Dashboard offers valuable data to help instructors improve teaching and learning in their classes. The Dashboard provides aggregated data from courses that instructors are currently teaching, as well as from previous offerings of the same course. Instructors can view distribution of majors and the courses students are taking concurrently, helping them make…

May 7, 2018

Join the May 8 Tech Talks

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Learn about best practices when migrating to the cloud, and how to incorporate user experience design principles into your products, as well as new UW-IT UX Design Guides, at Tech Talks on May 8, 10 a.m. to noon in Odegaard, room 220. The quarterly Campus Tech Talks bring together information technology enthusiasts from across the…

May 3, 2018

Check out the Husky Experience Toolkit in MyUW

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Sophomores, juniors, and seniors: wherever you are in your UW career, and whatever your major, a new toolkit is now available on MyUW to help you make the most of your Husky Experience. Watch the video about the Husky Experience Toolkit, which offers brief articles and resources to help you challenge yourself, explore your interests…

May 2, 2018

UW resources a tap away with Mobile UW

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Find UW resources all in one place with Mobile UW. Access Canvas course websites, campus maps, and safety and emergency resources. Do your research online through UW Libraries. Track bus arrivals with OneBusAway. Read the news on UW Today, get tickets to a Husky game or theater performances, and much more.

April 25, 2018

Select Catalyst tools no longer available for participants starting June 15

Participants of select Catalyst Web Tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — will no longer have access starting June 15. If you own one of these tools, you have until August 24 to migrate Catalyst content.

April 10, 2018

Switch to the new MyUW by June 14

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 the legacy portal will no longer be available. Be sure to save any bookmarks or custom links you created on the legacy MyUW. Your bookmarks won’t migrate automatically.

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

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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.

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