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July 14, 2017

UW Bothell’s IT champions universal design principles to support students

Student in wheelchair working with a classmate

The Universal Design for Active Learning at UW Bothell promotes equitable access to electronic materials, best practices in course design and teaching, and active learning and engagement. Universal design refers to spaces, environments and products that are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. A year old, the initiative has influenced the integration of…

July 10, 2017

Upgrade your Panopto recorders by July 21. Enjoy new functionality, protect data

Classroom

Panopto users are being asked to update their software by July 21 with a new version that includes important bug fixes that may prevent data loss in certain circumstances. The upgrade also offers a new guided tour to help first-time creators get a quick handle on the most used features, improved live streaming without the…

July 3, 2017

Bringing out the best in students. Report features innovative faculty using technology

Instructor with two students looking at a video game

Learn how UW faculty members are using technology to engage, motivate and celebrate their students, and help students become better learners. They also provide best practices and tips so that so other faculty can emulate their work. The report is produced through a collaboration of the Office of the Provost, UW-IT, the Center for Teaching…

June 26, 2017

Powerful new digital audio software controller now available in Odegaard’s Sound Studio

Man in front of music production equipment

Make music, publish podcasts and produce digital audio using a new audio software controller called Ableton Push 2 recently installed in the Sound Studio in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. The new equipment has a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) pad controller used to produce and play digital instruments. Physical buttons, knobs, and a touch screen…

June 19, 2017

New Tableau dashboards show how students use, perceive technology in education

Professor in front of class with students holding up cell phone

What are the top distractions for students in class? Texting and reading email. Find out about these and other educational experiences students have with technology in new interactive Tableau dashboards that depict results from undergraduate students surveyed in 2015 and 2016. The results offer a current picture of how technology affects learning at the University…

June 8, 2017

New online system streamlines course review process

Computer in a cloud concept

The new online, paperless UW Curriculum Management system improves the efficiency and transparency of the course proposal review process. The system allows academic departments to create, submit, review and approve course proposals online, eliminating the need for paper and saving an estimated 16,000 pages of paper per year. The new tool uses a cloud-based Software…

June 1, 2017

Oral histories from the South Sound get a second – digitized – life

Michael Honey with a guitar

UW Tacoma Professor Michael K. Honey digitized 20 years-worth of interviews his students conducted with community leaders, blue-collar workers, minorities, Native Americans and others in South Sound, giving a second life to these underrepresented voices and stories. The digitalized oral history collection is now available through UW Libraries. Michael Honey was featured in the Innovators…

May 18, 2017

Instructors: Get free help transferring grades from Canvas to Gradepage, beginning May 30

Perfect grade on a scantron test

Need help transferring end-of-the-quarter grades from Canvas to Gradepage? Beginning May 30, instructors can set up an appointment or drop in to Odegaard, room 230 to meet with a Learning Technologies team member. The service is available Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday: noon-7 p.m. To set up an…

May 15, 2017

Learn physical computing using Arduino in free workshop

components of electronic devices and luminous LEDs

Take advantage of free physical computing workshops in May and learn about microcontrollers that can be programmed to control tools and toys. You will program an Arduino microcontroller using computer code, and wire it up to a circuit board and electronic components.  Workshops are offered on May 17 and May 30 in the Odegaard Undergraduate…

May 1, 2017

Instant feedback using earbuds pays off big in critical teaching and learning moments

Kathleen Artman Meeker

A new method piloted by UW College of Education faculty Kathleen Artman Meeker and Nancy Rosenberg gives “in-the-moment” feedback to educators who work with children with developmental disabilities. The “Bug in the Ear” project uses earbuds and video cameras to connect educators with their coaches while they are working in the field. The project is…

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