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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

November 9, 2015

Active Learning Classroom Open House, UW Seattle: Nov. 19

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Faculty and instructors curious about active learning at the UW are invited to an open house on November 19, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., at UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library, in Active Learning Classroom 136. You will have a chance to chat with instructors across campus who will share their active learning strategies and experiences in…

October 9, 2015

Learn About Innovative Faculty Teaching With Technology at All Three UW Campuses

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UW faculty share their experiences, tips and best practices through a new series of stories that encourage a culture of innovation in teaching and learning with technology at all three campuses. Called Innovators Among Us, the Web-based series features a new faculty profile every six weeks through mid-2016 and is being produced by the Office…

October 8, 2015

Free Tableau and Data Classes for UW Faculty and Staff

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In UW-IT’s free classes, UW faculty and staff can learn to more quickly and easily analyze data and spot trends using the intuitive Tableau data visualization tool. Discover the fundamentals in two three-hour, hands-on sessions—Tableau Basics 101 and Tableau Basics 201—at the UW Seattle campus. Or, take the popular Handling Data 101, now with more…

September 30, 2015

Instructors Can Schedule Their Lectures for Recording in Some UW Seattle Classrooms

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Instructors in several dozen UW Seattle classrooms now can schedule some or all of their lectures for recording, using the Recording Scheduler tool created by the UW Panopto team. It allows instructors who teach in a classroom that supports automated Scheduled Lecture Capture (see classroom list) to schedule recordings through the Canvas interface, but only at…

August 3, 2015

Register for September Software Webinars Offered by UW POD

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UW students, faculty and staff can register now for software webinars offered this September by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD). Two Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox webinars are being offered, one for Microsoft Outlook users and another for Google Apps. In addition, two Excel webinars are scheduled: Microsoft Excel Techniques covers the fundamentals…

June 15, 2015

UW Students and Faculty See a Place for Social Media in Learning

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UW students and faculty are interested in the potential use of social media as a learning tool, even as they worry it may be a distraction in the classroom, according to a 2014 survey about technology experiences at the UW and other universities.  The survey is conducted every spring by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and…

March 6, 2015

UW Faculty Input Leads to Upcoming Canvas Changes by Vendor

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Improvements to Canvas gradebook are underway to better support UW grading practices, thanks to input from UW instructors. Last autumn, instructors from nine different departments met with Canvas gradebook designers to share their experience using this assessment tool. Read more about how the vendor engaged with UW instructors and UW-IT, which manages the UW’s Canvas…

March 5, 2015

Survey Finds UW Students and Faculty Want More Access to Learning Analytics

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Students and faculty desire greater access to learning analytics, according to a 2014 survey of UW faculty and undergraduate students about their technology experiences at the UW. Additionally, students expressed an interest in personalized notifications on degree planning guidance, such as course recommendations based on previous registrations, and information on academic resources such as tutoring….

February 10, 2015

SpaceScout Offers More Study Spaces: For All UW Campuses

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UW students on all three campuses now have more study spaces to choose from when using the UW’s SpaceScout Web app to discover their perfect study spot. At UW Seattle, 50 more spaces have been added for a total of 250 study spots. UW Bothell students now can explore nearly 70 spaces, while UW Tacoma…

February 9, 2015

MediaAMP Media Manager for Canvas Coming in March; Info Session Feb. 23

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UW instructors who use the Canvas learning management system for their courses will soon have more options for integrating audio and video content by using fee-based MediaAMP, the cloud-based content-sharing tool offered by UW-IT. This solution works well for people with existing media collections as well as for those who record content with Panopto, Camtasia, Mediasite…

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