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December 8, 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…

December 5, 2017

Creation of new tools disabled for select Catalyst Web Tools on Dec. 22

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Six Catalyst Web tools — Collect It, CommonView, GoPost, QuickPoll, UMail and WebQ Quiz — are on a timeline to retire. Through Dec. 21, instructors can create new Catalyst tools for their winter and spring 2018 quarter classes. After that date, they can access their existing tools, but new tools cannot be created. The retirement…

December 4, 2017

Instructors: What will you do when your classes can’t meet?

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Take the readiness quiz and check out technology recommendations on how to conduct your class and communicate with your students when University operations are affected by outages, severe weather or other disruptions. The technology toolkit covers four areas: putting course materials online, remote access to important resources, established channels of communication with and between your…

November 28, 2017

VeriCite checks papers for plagiarism

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VeriCite is a service available in Canvas that checks student papers for plagiarism. The service compares student papers with sources available on the internet, commercial article databases and papers submitted at the UW. Instructors can set up plagiarism review on a per-assignment basis in Canvas, and students can review the results.

November 22, 2017

MyUW: Find your UW

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MyUW provides easy access to UW’s online resources. Learn how MyUW is personalized to you. View Husky Card and tuition balances, registration reminders, course details (including time and days of the week), exam schedules, grades and a link to the campus map to find classrooms.

November 14, 2017

Use MyPlan to track required courses and credits

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How many classes do you have left to complete your degree? Check out MyPlan’s Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to stay on top of required credits and courses and to track your progress. DARS reports are now personalized, with your declared major at the top of the selection list for fast and easy access. Haven’t…

November 13, 2017

Get tech-savvy with free help

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Take advantage of free tech support and workshops. Bring your laptop and get help loading software and troubleshooting virus-infected machines at the Technology Help Desk and the Computer Vet on the second floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Check out free workshops and learn video editing, 3D printing, making music in the Sound Studio, and…

November 9, 2017

Class full? Get Notify.UW

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Notify.UW is a free tool that lets you know when a course becomes available. Subscribe to Notify.UW and you can choose to be notified via email and/or text when classes you are interested in become available or close for registration.

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

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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.

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