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August 7, 2017

UW students and instructors help improve plagiarism-detection tool

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VeriCite’s plagiarism-detection tool is now easier to use thanks to an improved user interface, designed with input from UW students and faculty. Student papers can be submitted through the web-based system and checked for plagiarism. Eighteen people from the UW participated in usability studies to evaluate the tool’s usefulness. “Having real users helped us learn…

July 26, 2017

At-sea students and researchers stay connected with VoIP telephones

Illustration of ship to satellite to land connection

University students and researchers at sea off the coast of Oregon for more than four weeks this summer will be too far from cell towers to use a mobile phone. Instead, they will rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones configured with secure firewall by UW-IT to make and receive phone calls. The VoIP…

July 20, 2017

Instructors: Sign in to view the new MyUW on July 27

MyUW desktop

The new clean design includes a teaching webpage full of valuable resources. Each tab opens to a display of your courses, with links to the class, student lists, course materials and grading information and submissions. Teaching resources — course reserves, web tools, help guides and more — are easy to find in the Quick Links…

July 17, 2017

Make the move from Catalyst to Canvas with ease

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Instructors can learn how to easily move course content from Catalyst to Canvas in a free workshop on Monday, July 24. On the same day, instructors can participate in a workshop that will help them master Canvas, the UW’s learning management system. These two workshops will also be held on Tuesday, August 22.

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…

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