IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

February 21, 2017

Can video games solve world problems?

Screenshot from Climate Quest video game

UW professors, the masterminds behind EarthGamesUW, believe video games can be both fun and enhance understanding about problems like climate change. Students and others at UW team up to design games that are scientifically accurate and convey an important message, making these games effective tools for learning. The faculty behind the effort were featured in…

February 16, 2017

Digital storytelling can be powerful tool for teaching and learning

Jane Van Galen

As humans, we’re drawn to stories. UW Bothell professor Jane Van Galen shares how digital storytelling can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning, providing insight into the broader human experience. Digital storytelling uses various multimedia tools—video, audio, graphics and the web. Van Galen is featured in the Innovators Among Us series produced by…

February 2, 2017

Keep your computer in good health with free workshop

doctor holding laptop

Sign up for a UW-IT Computer Vet Clinic on Feb. 7, Feb. 14 or Feb. 28, free workshops that cover virus protection, computer backup and cloud storage. Open to UW students, faculty and staff, the workshops are 3:30-4:30 p.m. in UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 320. Bring a laptop. Space is limited, so register early.

January 12, 2017

Make music in the Odegaard Sound Studio

Two people looking at computer

Want to produce and share your own music or podcast? Take advantage of the series of workshops on digital audio editing and music production in the UW’s Odegaard Sound Studio. These 90-minute sessions will prepare you to use the studio equipment and software to create high-quality audio projects.

December 14, 2016

A Year in Partnerships 2016: A UW-IT special report

A special online report features UW-IT’s collaborations with partners across all three campuses to support the work of students, faculty and staff. Read how a graduate student is seeking to unravel the mysteries of the human genome using cloud computing services, how an initiative to modernize UW Seattle classrooms is enhancing teaching and learning, how…

December 5, 2016

Canvas use at UW now easy to see with Tableau visualization software

Canvas use graph in Tableau

Department chairs, IT support staff and others interested in tracking the adoption and use of the Canvas learning management system can visit the Canvas adoption dashboard, now on UW’s Tableau site. View quarterly stats on how many courses use Canvas, and filter by campus, department and page views for course content types such as assignments,…

November 10, 2016

Early success for Poll Everywhere, UW’s new classroom response system

UW students in at least 75 courses have generated more than a half million responses to polls and quizzes on their own devices using Poll Everywhere, a new classroom response system UW-IT made available autumn quarter 2016. By mid-quarter, 846 people have created 7,457 polls involving more than 10 thousand people. Survey data from UW…

November 8, 2016

Sign up for the free Computer Vet “Clinic” on Nov. 29

Bring your laptop and learn how to keep it running smoothly at UW-IT’s free Computer Vet Clinic on November 29, 3 – 4 p.m. at UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library. You’ll scan for viruses and set up virus protection, and learn how to back-up your computer and use cloud storage. The workshop is free to…

October 26, 2016

Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology: Nominations due Nov. 18

active learning classroom

Nominate a stellar faculty member or team, from any UW campus, for the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology (DTA-I). Nominees will have designed and implemented an original project that leveraged technology to improve student learning. Learn more and submit your online nomination form by 5 p.m. November 18.

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…

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