Teaching and Learning Highlights

Last updated: February 7, 2023

UW-IT partners with other units across all campuses to support student success.

Zoom-ready for remote classes

UW was the first higher ed institution in the U.S. to provide unlimited Zoom videoconferencing at no charge, and just in time to provide real-time remote learning when classes moved online in spring 2020.

Smooth virtual commencement

UW’s 2020 Commencement was a live, interactive webcast, with UW-IT providing wired/wireless connectivity, website hosting and authentication, security monitoring, and more by partnering with the Office of Ceremonies, UW Video and others.

Accessibility achievements

UW-IT Accessible Technology Services collaborated with partners across the university in a six-month IT Accessibility Challenge, which featured tasks, trainings and events. Also, the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) was established, with DO-IT as a partner.

Reaching students by text

UW Bothell student mentors and UW’s First Year Programs used the new Cadence platform to connect with incoming students by text, where they’re likeliest to receive and respond to messages. Next, UW Advancement and Enrollment Services will use Cadence to connect to their audiences.

Major and degree proposal process move online

The process for proposing new majors and degrees, and making changes to existing ones, moved from paper to online in the UW Curriculum Management system. The new workflow applies to undergrad programs for all campuses, and offers visibility into the review and approval process.

UX for Teaching Remotely resource

The University’s Teaching Remotely website for instructors was redesigned to improve the findability of content, information architecture and navigation of key resources.