May 23, 2019

Before you leave for summer, set up your UW NetID recovery options

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Every year, more than 5,000 calls come in requesting help to reset a UW NetID password. You don’t have to be one of them. Add your mobile number and email address, so if you forget your password or get locked out, you can regain access to your UW NetID. The options allow you to recover your password by having a secret code sent to you by phone (text message or voice) or by email.

May 22, 2019

Graduating in June? Remember to migrate personal files and email

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Before you leave the UW, set up a private email account and forward any personal mail or personal files from your UW account to your private account. Keep in mind that computing services, including U Drive, UW Gmail (in UW G Suite) and UW Exchange Online (in UW Office 365), expire on the 10th day of the second quarter that you are not registered as a student. After that date, graduating or departing students will no longer have access to the account, and all data will be deleted.

May 21, 2019

Learn smart computing with updated Security 101 online training

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Find out about risks and your responsibilities in handling and securing UW data with the newly updated 21-minute training module, now with more accessibility features. Learn about threats and risks to data you access, transmit or store, and how to make sure that data is protected, whether on a desktop, laptop, mobile or portable storage device.

May 20, 2019

You can now search MyPlan by number of credits or instructor

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Looking for just two or three credits to round out your schedule? Or maybe you want to see every course taught by your favorite instructor? Now you can quickly search sections in the Time Schedule in MyPlan (sign in required) by credit or instructor last name.

May 17, 2019

Learn the principles of accessibility in free four-week online course

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Sign up today for the online, asynchronous course, Accessibility 10: Principles of Inclusive Design, from June 3-June 28.  Expected times commitments are 2-4 hours per week. This course will cover the basics of accessibility and universal design for learning, creating accessible documents and email, and accessible web and Canvas content, including how to get started.

May 15, 2019

Find out about UW research using cloud computing, supercomputing at May 23 talks

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Sign up for lightning talks featuring students using data science and compute power resources in their research, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower. Sponsored by the student Research Computing Club, the talks will cover a range of fields, including astronomy, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, and civil and environmental engineering. Space is limited, so sign up now to attend.

May 13, 2019

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 16 at UW

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Participate in this one-day event for the UW community to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, featuring talks on the accessibility of course materials, social networking sites, work spaces and more. Coordinated by Accessible Technology Services, this event highlights the importance of digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

May 9, 2019

Get access to UW Profiles Dashboards to explore University data

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UW Profiles is a one-stop shop for basic analytics about our students, their academic progress and our University. These interactive dashboards enable users to explore and aggregate data at any level of the institution: University, campus, school, college, department or major.

May 6, 2019

Get inspired at the May 9 Tech Talks

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Learn about data loss protection, business analysis methods and Sophos at the May 9 Tech Talks, presented by UW TechConnect. Join us from 10 to noon in the Odegaard Library, room 220 for the quarterly event that brings together information technology enthusiasts from across the University to share ideas and make connections.

May 2, 2019

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

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Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs and clear viruses and malware from infected computers.

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