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Catalyst Web Tools

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Service notice: All Catalyst Web Tools–except WebQ Survey and GradeBook–will be retired. View timeline and details.

The Catalyst Web Tools are a set of Web-based communication and collaboration applications designed for use in teaching, learning, research, and everyday work. No service fee for eligible users.

Catalyst helps you to:

Catalyst Support

Online Help Center:

Help Desk:

  • Contact the Learning Technologies Help Desk

Known Issues:

  • CommonView: Because of recent changes in Google’s interface for integration, as of Thursday, April 16, 2015, Catalyst Web Tools will no longer support adding Google calendars or Google sites links to Commonview workspaces. Existing calendars sites will continue to work as expected.

Data Retention Policy:

A single data retention policy does not apply to the Catalyst WebQ service due to the broad scope of administrative, academic, and personal information created and stored via this service. Consequently, users of this service are responsible for managing and deleting their Catalyst WebQ documents in accordance with University of Washington retention guidelines. For more information, please refer to the UW Records Management Services web site.