August 26, 2020

Reminder: Changes to Zoom security and storage

Beginning Wednesday, August 26, Zoom will require users to enable either the waiting room or a passcode (formerly “password”) for all meetings in order to enhance security. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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August 19, 2020

Prevent unauthorized users from entering Zoom meeting with passcode and waiting room

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To enhance meeting security, Zoom will now require you to enable the waiting room or a passcode starting Wednesday, August 26 to prevent unauthorized entry and interruption of online meetings. If you do not have the waiting room or a passcode enabled by that date, a waiting room will be enabled for you. Learn more…

August 5, 2020

You have 14 days to recover and download redundant Zoom recordings

To free up UW Zoom storage space, redundant recordings were deleted on July 20. But you can still recover and download these files to an alternative location until Aug. 18. If “Gallery View” or “Audio Only” is the sole file type stored in the cloud for a particular meeting, it will not be deleted until…

July 30, 2020

MyUW benefits from move to secure, scalable cloud-based application delivery system

You may not notice any changes to MyUW, your personal portal to the University of Washington. But its recent move to a highly efficient cloud-based software automation system means you can expect greater reliability and performance from MyUW, and cost-savings for the University too.

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Tech Talks lines up three engaging, topical presentations for University IT community

Don’t miss today’s Tech Talks, starting at 10 a.m. through noon. Breaking down barriers in IT accessibility, building better software by doing nothing, and thinking deeply about IT ethics are part of  today’s Tech Talks, a University-wide event that brings together information technology enthusiasts from across our campuses to share ideas, knowledge, or even a war…

July 29, 2020

Online history class debuts in middle of pandemic, with surprising results

When UW Bothell’s Alan Wood decided to take his World History class online this spring, he had no idea that a pandemic would keep everyone at home. Read how Wood, who taught the class in a regular classroom for 40 years, decided to go online, and what he learned along the way.

July 28, 2020

Boost student engagement and advance your skills in teaching classes online

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Enhance your digital course design and digital pedagogy skills by signing up for Teaching Online 101, a fully-online, asynchronous workshop (5-week or self-paced option). The 5-week version is August 3 – September 4 and the self-paced version will be open from August 3 – October 12. The course includes tutorials on how to build course…

June 30, 2020

New plagiarism detection tool in Canvas

Learn more about SimCheck — the new plagiarism detection tool available to instructors in Canvas for student assignments. The system compares student papers with sources available on the Internet, select commercial article databases, and papers submitted at the UW.

June 18, 2020

Changes to UW Zoom cloud storage

Because Zoom cloud storage is reaching its capacity, Zoom recordings should be downloaded from Zoom cloud storage to a platform of your choice within 90 days of creation. After that, recordings will be deleted. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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June 11, 2020

How UW shifted thousands to remote classes at breakneck speed

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Learn how UW-IT and its partners helped the UW community prepare to go fully online — a massive undertaking that took intense collaboration and quick response.

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