November 18, 2019

Use MyPlan to estimate coursework equivalency at the UW

If you’ve taken courses at Washington community and technical colleges, then you can use the transfer course equivalency tool recently redesigned in MyPlan to assess how your coursework may transfer to the UW.

November 15, 2019

Building better online communities

Why do some attempts at online collaborative— like Wikipedia and Linux — build large and eager volunteer communities, and why do so many others fail to attract any members at all? Learn how Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill, in the Department of Communication, is using the UW’s supercomputer to find out.

November 14, 2019

E- Resource: Answers to your questions about using UW Libraries

How can you find what you need using UW Libraries Search or locate full-text scholarly articles or a textbook on reserve? Check out the UW Libraries’ FAQs, which provide answers to users’ frequently asked questions about using the UW Libraries and information resources, and also feature short demos. Find out how to access databases and electronic materials on and off campus, place an interlibrary loan request, cite a source and much more. This resource is brought to you by UW Libraries.

November 13, 2019

Join seminar on women in tech, hear from panelists on diversity and inclusion

Learn more about the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce at the UW and how we get there at a Women in Technology speaker series panel hosted by the Whole U and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Community of Practice. The event, with a special focus on promoting women of all backgrounds, is on Nov. 18 at noon in the Husky Union Building, room 145.

November 12, 2019

Knowledge Navigator now features a complete catalog of Workday Reports

Users can now search a complete catalog of Workday reports in Knowledge Navigator (KN), the UW’s guide to data and information. They also can get report overviews and discover which Workday roles have access to run a report. KN is an online tool that allows UW data users to search, find and understand the data and reports they use to do their work.

November 8, 2019

Several IT services and rates see drop in price

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UW-IT’s self-sustaining services and rates for FY20 will remain stable, with significant reductions in server colocation, cable TV and software licensing. Find out what services are offered.

November 6, 2019

Making IT tools and resources accessible to all

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Read how UW Bothell’s Ana Thompson and about 100 other accessibility liaisons are working to bring accessibility to all at the UW.

November 5, 2019

Join Tech Talks on Nov. 7

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Learn about Azure Cloud, campus networking and how to build a UW web presence at the November 7 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.

November 4, 2019

Nominate a faculty member for Innovation with Technology Award

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Recognize a faculty member’s commitment to improving student learning through the innovative use of technology by nominating them for the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology by November 13.

October 30, 2019

IT support, operations maintained despite UW-IT staff evacuation during major gas leak

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Despite a major gas leak on October 14 that shut down a portion of NE 45th street and closed buildings, information technology services and support to the UW community continued to operate smoothly.

UW-IT staff in the UW Tower and 4545 Building were among those evacuated in a 12-block zone after an excavator at a construction site struck a gas line shortly before 2 p.m. The incident happened in front of The Neptune theatre at Brooklyn Ave. NE and NE 45th Street.

UW-IT staff quickly set up phones, added an emergency message on the help line, and supported UW Alert email and text notifications to campus. They answered calls and email for IT support remotely, and continued to monitor and ensure systems, services and campus and regional networks operated smoothly, as they would have on-site. UW-IT supports the University 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“While we are committed to providing 24x7x365 operations and customer support, safety of our staff is paramount,” said Karalee Woody, assistant vice president of UW-IT’s Customer Service and Support. “Our IT staff rapidly implemented our emergency procedures for evacuation and continuity of operations and customer support. While we rarely need to use these procedures, it is wonderful to see how prepared and agile our staff are in these situations.”

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