July 19, 2019

Onboarding new staff? Use this guide to IT resources at UW

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Find computing tools and resources staff need with the IT at the UW — Staff Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to connect to the secure, encrypted wireless on campus, and access voicemail, email and files when you’re on the road. Find out how to get software, and decide which productivity platform – UW G Suite or UW Office 365 – works for you. Also, get tips on how to reduce junk mail, avoid email scams, and much more.


July 17, 2019

New report helps Seattle campus schedule classrooms more efficiently

A new report will make it easier for classroom schedulers to spot scheduling bottlenecks and ensure better distribution of courses and classrooms across a day. The Learning Spaces Policy report will help support the classroom use policy aimed at ensuring sufficient classroom space for all courses on the Seattle campus, and that courses have assigned times and classrooms at least three weeks before registration begins.


July 12, 2019

Admissions process for post-doc, transfer students goes paperless

Paper-based admissions processes for nearly 6,000 transfer and post-baccalaureate students have gone entirely paperless, becoming significantly more streamlined and efficient. The ultimate goal of a multi-year effort modernize undergraduate admissions is a unified “one-stop-shop” system that will allow the UW to keep up with an ever-increasing number of applications and remain competitive in attracting and admitting high-achieving students. Read more.


July 11, 2019

Combatting phone and email spam with new tech, increased vigilance

Spammers have increasingly targeted UW desk phones and email services in the past several months, but a robust response by UW-IT, including a new phone-call-blocking application and an additional layer of email scanning, is reducing spam, and with it, costly disruptions. Read how.


June 26, 2019

Blocking internet traffic from specific network channels improves online safety

Early in 2018, monitoring reports of the UW network showed a troubling trend — more and more malicious entities were trying to attack the UW network and numbers pointed to a staggering increase in attempts to spread malware on the network and compromise systems. A year-long project by UW Information Technology to implement critical UW network security measures resulted in a 96 percent decrease in the number of common network attacks. Read the full story.


June 24, 2019

Traveling over the holiday? Protect yourself online with these important security tips

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Keep your personal information and University data safe when you travel with a laptop or mobile device by following these simple security tips. Remember to update operating systems, applications and anti-virus software. Don’t use the “remember my password” feature or access personal bank accounts or work accounts from a public computer. Be cautious when using public wireless networks for your own devices, and disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not needed. Read more tips, and contact ciso@uw.edu or security@uw.edu if a device containing University information is lost, stolen or compromised.


June 21, 2019

Outdoor Wi-Fi expanded to include new Life Sciences Building

The UW’s new Life Sciences Building added outdoor Wi-Fi on its deck overlooking the Burke-Gilman Trail, at the West Plaza and stairs, along Stevens Way and on the east side. This and other planned expansions of outdoor Wi-Fi aim to meet the ever-increasing demand for fast, seamless performance at all UW campuses and UW Medicine and South Lake Union locations.


June 19, 2019

Away this summer? Connect to UW network resources with Husky OnNet

Mobile phone with screenshot of Husky OnNet

Access files on the UW network from off campus using a UW secure virtual private network (VPN), like the free Husky OnNet for current students, faculty and staff. Off-campus access to UW resources on the UW network through remote desktop or a file-sharing application require a VPN. But web-based UW resources and services, such as uw.edu web pages, Canvas, UW G Suite and UW Office 365 do not require a VPN.


June 17, 2019

E-Resource: Learn how to publish digital books, open educational resources with Pressbooks

Sign up for online workshops this summer to learn about UW Libraries Pressbooks — an easy-to-use e-book authoring platform for creating open educational resources, monographs, how-to guides and more. The hands-on workshops, offered online on June 20, July 9 and August 7, will provide an overview of the Pressbooks platform, interactive elements for highlighting and annotation and examples of how educators have used the platform to create custom course materials and save students money.


June 14, 2019

Attend training sessions to learn about new privacy requirements with third parties

If you work or contract with third parties who process personal data, attend a training session on June 19 or July 11 in Gerberding, room 26 to learn more about requirements for a new privacy agreement. Training sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Personal Data Processing Agreement supports UW’s values related to privacy and addresses laws and regulations governing the protection of personal data. It establishes parameters for data processing and clarifies roles and responsibilities between the UW and a contractor.


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