August 13, 2018

Use of Canvas has room to grow, according to new report

Student writing notes with computer screen in background

Students and instructors are satisfied with Canvas, the UW’s learning management system, but survey results suggest there is a further opportunity to expand and deepen use of the tool’s features to enhance teaching and learning. . Results reflect input from 648 UW instructors and 4,670 students from all three campuses who completed the spring 2017…

August 9, 2018

Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessible data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans. To build a stronger community of scientists using that data, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

Read more about the hackweek

July 13, 2018

Teams compete in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals, stay on UW campus

Imagine cup winners lift a trophy together

This month forty-nine teams from 35 countries will compete in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Redmond for a chance to win up to $100,000 and a consultation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Teams will stay in Alder Hall on the University campus where they will have access to the UW’s high-speed wired and Wi-Fi…

June 20, 2018

Check out new features in Panopto lecture capture

Woman listening to lecture on her laptop

Among the new features, instructors can splice videos together and easily move folders. Students can participate in threaded discussions and take quizzes using the embedded player.

June 18, 2018

New program supports better health outcomes in Africa

First cohort of Evans School students in IPPHL program

Read how the Evans School and partners are employing easy-to-use technologies to build a successful long-distance program for African health professionals. This is the first article in a series about Innovators in teaching and learning — produced through a collaboration of the Office of the Provost and UW-IT.

June 13, 2018

Two graduates find cornerstone to career in accessibility

Alex Mooc and Brandon Mar stand facing a window

Brandon Mar and Alex Mooc have more than their new undergraduate degrees to give them a leg up in the technology job market. They can point to their substantial experience working in accessibility.

Read about them here.

June 12, 2018

Helping transfer students succeed at UW

UW students showing spirit

Increasing support for transfer students at key points in their transition can help them be more successful at UW, a new study finds. The Transitions Project focuses on understanding challenges students face at key points — including their transition to the UW as incoming students, then into a major, and finally into a career  —…

June 8, 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.

June 5, 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.

June 4, 2018

Managing Graduate School fellowships and awards just got easier

Student reading and researching on the study in the library

Students, advisers, faculty and others can now apply for, nominate, review and approve financial support from the Graduate School using the new Awards Management feature in the administrative tool, MyGrad.

Read key highlights of this new release

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