Highlights for 2020

Last updated: January 17, 2023

During one of the most challenging periods in the University’s history, students, faculty and staff throughout the UW joined forces with UW-IT to accomplish a wide breadth of work in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Going all-out: UW-IT’s response to COVID-19

Launching a massive operation across three campuses to support remote learning and work for thousands of students, faculty and staff was no easy task, but the UW succeeded.
Check out UW-IT’s COVID-19 response


Enhancing Teaching and Learning

From developing a new texting platform to reach students to streamlining the process for new majors and degrees, UW-IT worked with partners to enhance teaching and learning and support student success.
Learn what happened in teaching and learning


Advancing Research

UW-IT worked to advance world-class research by providing new training and resources for cloud computing and developing high-performance computing capacity for machine learning and artificial intelligence on site.
Find out how UW-IT supported UW research


Modernizing Business Systems

With partners across the University, UW-IT supported dozens of call centers going remote, developed web-based tools for decision makers and marked significant milestones in support of UW Finance Transformation.
Learn how UW-IT improved UW business systems


Enhancing Collaboration

UW-IT worked with partners to simplify and reduce the costs of responding to customer service requests, decrease enterprise risk by expanding two-factor authentication, provide cybersecurity training, and enhance Wi-FI.
Read about innovations stemming from UW-IT partnerships