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November 6, 2017

Get help with your data science questions

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Get help with cloud computing and data-intensive science challenges during the UW eScience Institute’s office hours. eScience data scientists and other experts in data management, predictive analytics, software engineering and visualization are available on specific days and times in the Washington Research Foundation Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower. They…

November 1, 2017

Keep your computer in good health with free workshops

Doctor with stethoscope on laptop

Sign up for a UW-IT Computer Vet Clinic on Nov. 7  or Nov. 21, 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.

October 26, 2017

Students: Plan for academic success with MyPlan

MyPlan on mobile phone

Use MyPlan to develop your academic plan. Explore UW course offerings, search and bookmark specific courses and programs of interest, create a multi-quarter plan and register for courses. Share your plan with your academic adviser to make sure you’re on the right path for academic success.

October 23, 2017

Students: Top tech tips to help you succeed at UW

students studying on laptop and tablet

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…

October 11, 2017

Learn how to share and reuse Panopto videos on Oct. 18 at noon

Professor lectures in a large class

Bring your laptop and lunch to Odegaard’s room 320 and learn about Panopto, the UW’s lecture capture solution. Panopto allows easy recording and reviewing of videos from courses, lectures, and presentations. A quick demo will followed by an open discussion, including sharing and copying recordings, among other topics.

October 5, 2017

Students: Get the IT resources you need with the Student Quick-Start Guide

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Find the computing tools and resources you need as a UW student with the IT at the UW – Student Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to set up email, download software like Microsoft Office, connect to the internet from your dorm or on campus, and much more in this online guide.

October 4, 2017

Submit an application for Student Technology Fee funding by October 18

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Proposals must help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational opportunities. The Student Technology Fee (STF) is entirely student-operated and funded. The more than $4 million of student fees collected annually have funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters. A quarterly process, the…

October 3, 2017

Faculty: Sign up for Evidence-Based Teaching program and experiment with learning technologies

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Join a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The Evidence-Based Teaching program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussion boards and bimonthly meetings, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn…

September 26, 2017

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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

September 18, 2017

Six Catalyst Web Tools to retire over the next 12 months

laptop with Catalyst's Collect It on the screen

Six Catalyst Web tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — are on a timeline to retire, with better solutions now available. WebQ Survey and Gradebook will not be retired. Find out about UW-IT’s plan to help users transition from Catalyst to alternative options. The retirement stems from the University’s commitment…

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