IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

March 31, 2016

Video case studies engage UW dentistry students

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Learn how UW faculty use video case studies to help first-year dentistry students understand complex dental health issues in “Showing rather than telling at UW’s School of Dentistry.” Read student reactions, and get tips on how you can develop your own videos. The story is part of the Innovators Among Us series—produced by the Office…

March 25, 2016

Classroom techniques to improve equity

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UW researchers found classroom dynamics can foster gender bias and an achievement gap that may influence a student’s persistence in a discipline, but simple classroom techniques can improve equity. Explore their findings in “What is your class telling you?”, which explains how random calling can provide a more inclusive, equitable classroom experience. The story is…

March 4, 2016

UW students, faculty interested in integrated planning and advising services

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In a recent survey, UW students and faculty expressed interest in student degree-planning tools, services that facilitate access to learning resources, and early notifications systems that identify students at risk of failing a course and/or dropping out of the University. The annual survey is conducted by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, in conjunction with UW-IT. The…

February 29, 2016

Engaging online students in communities

UW Bothell associate professor Jody Early

A UW Bothell professor shares her experiences, tips and best practices for engaging online students with community-based service-learning projects in a new Innovators Among Us story. The series highlights a culture of innovation in teaching and learning with technology at all three campuses. It’s produced by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching…

February 18, 2016

Add people, recognize students with Canvas enhancements

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A redesigned “Add People” feature in Canvas, the UW’s learning management system, lets you quickly add anyone to a course yourself. Until now, adding a new person required an instructor to ask the UW-IT help desk to create an account, wait for that to happen, then return to the Canvas course to add the person….

February 10, 2016

New features for Panopto lecture capture

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A new version of Panopto lecture capture is now available for both Windows and Mac, with new features and improvements to make it even more useful. You can pause and rewind a live Panopto webcast and continue watching after the presenter has ended it and record up to three video feeds at the same time,…

February 5, 2016

Register for winter technology “In Practice” workshops

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UW instructors are invited to three “In Practice” workshops, focusing on putting technology in practice in effective and pedagogically sound ways. Sessions are meant to spark engagement among instructors, encourage collaboration with different UW programs and services, and ultimately enhance the student learning experience. Get details and register for Tech-Enabled Flipping on February 18, Activate Your Teaching…

February 3, 2016

Access, Excel webinars: Register by March 9

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UW students, faculty and staff can register for two upcoming webinars on Microsoft products, offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD): Access Techniques (Beginner) on March 16 and Excel Techniques on March 17. Each is 1.5 hours and costs $65, which can be charged to a UW budget number. Register at least a week…

January 25, 2016

IT training: Free Tableau and Excel workshops from UW-IT

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UW staff and faculty can learn how to create data visualizations using Tableau software, and do drag-and-drop analysis using Microsoft Excel PivotTables, at free UW-IT workshops. Sessions last one to three hours, and no programming skills are required. Learn more and register online for winter quarter sessions.

December 30, 2015

Interaction in Active Learning Classrooms

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The quality of classroom activities—rather than the field of study or the classroom format—determine the caliber of interactions and learning, according to initial findings from research conducted by Odegaard Undergraduate Library and UW-IT. UW Libraries now has published profiles of four instructors teaching in Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) in Odegaard who were involved in the…

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