March 14, 2019

Class lists include photos, preferred names

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Instructors can view photos of students in their classes and their preferred names in both MyUW and Canvas, thanks to a web services integration with other systems built by UW-IT. From the instructor’s Teaching page in MyUW, open the class list, click on “Photo Grid” to see photos of students in your class. On the…

March 12, 2019

Snow didn’t slow down IT tools or the Service Center

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During the UW’s eight days of suspended operations in February, UW students, faculty and staff were still able to connect remotely to resources on UW campuses, hold virtual meetings and classes online, and get the IT help they needed, thanks robust IT systems and tools such as Husky OnNet, UW Zoom, UW Panopto, and 24x7x365 support provided by UW-IT’s Technology Service Center.

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December 17, 2018

Not seeing updates to a website? Try clearing its cache

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If your web browser isn’t showing the latest changes to a website, try clearing its cache – local copies of files that help web pages load faster. In most browsers, you can bring up the menu for clearing your cache by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If that does not work, learn how to…

December 10, 2018

Build a website easily with UW Sites

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Get your website up and running easily using UW Sites, a WordPress-based service supported by UW-IT. We install the required software updates. You choose from among the more than 200 themes, including the UW’s branded theme, and build a public site of your own using WordPress’ easy-to-use interface. Why wait? Get started now with a…

October 25, 2018

Use the self-service tool to update the UW Office Directory

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Keep your department, school or center information up to date in the UW Office Directory using a new self-service online tool. Listing coordinators should contact UW-IT at for account setup, instructions and a style guide for the tool.

September 5, 2018

Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Choose the right tech tools for your department to communicate

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How will your department know how to communicate in an emergency? Check out UW-IT’s Business Continuity Toolkit for ideas on how to share departmental updates and information during emergency events. For example, you could use your internal web page, or set up an email distribution list. You could turn a department voicemail box into a…

August 2, 2018

IT Connect has a new look

IT Connect—your online source for technology tools and resources—has a fresh new design and new features. Check out the featured content on the homepage slideshow and the quick start guide for students. An improved navigation menu and more detailed information in each section can help you find the information you need. Input for the new…