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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

November 15, 2017

High tech, huge bandwidth support innovation at GIX’s new Steve Ballmer Building

Inside the GIX building

Students in the technology innovation degree programs at the new Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) building are supported by a super-fast, high-bandwidth computing network, thanks to early coordination between GIX, UW Capital Planning and Development, and UW Information Technology. Students in these programs will imagine, design and build smart, connected devices that tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues – from climate change to chronic disease.


November 14, 2017

Use MyPlan to track required courses and credits

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How many classes do you have left to complete your degree? Check out MyPlan’s Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) to stay on top of required credits and courses and to track your progress. DARS reports are now personalized, with your declared major at the top of the selection list for fast and easy access. Haven’t declared your major? Use DARS to explore majors and minors listed by UW campus.


November 13, 2017

Get tech-savvy with free help

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Take advantage of free tech support and workshops. Bring your laptop and get help loading software and troubleshooting virus-infected machines at the Technology Help Desk and the Computer Vet on the second floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Check out free workshops and learn video editing, 3D printing, making music in the Sound Studio, and more.


November 9, 2017

Class full? Get Notify.UW

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Notify.UW is a free tool that lets you know when a course becomes available. Subscribe to Notify.UW and you can choose to be notified via email and/or text when classes you are interested in become available or close for registration.


November 8, 2017

Preparing for Tax Season in Workday

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With the tax year ending next month, now is the time to start preparing. Ensure that your taxes are accurate and delivered on time with these two simple steps: verify your address is correct in Workday and opt out of paper tax forms. When you elect to receive your tax documents online, you’ll be able to access them two weeks before paper tax forms are even mailed.


November 7, 2017

Email help@uw.edu for technical support and questions

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For the fastest, most accurate response to your IT inquiries, please email help@uw.edu. UW-IT staff respond within 3, 6 or 9 business hours, depending on the urgency of your need. UW-IT monitors its email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also get help by phone, in person or by searching for information on IT Connect. For Workday inquiries, continue to contact ischelp@uw.edu.


November 6, 2017

Get help with your data science questions

eScience data scientist working with a student

Get help with cloud computing and data-intensive science challenges during the UW eScience Institute’s office hours. eScience data scientists and other experts in data management, predictive analytics, software engineering and visualization are available on specific days and times in the Washington Research Foundation Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower. They can also help brainstorm about data-intensive research questions and approaches.


November 2, 2017

Tech Talks on Nov 7: Disaster recovery, Network Portal and cloud management

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Learn about the Code42 disaster recovery and security solution; a new tool for administering network resources; and how to manage devices in the cloud at Tech Talks, 10 a.m. to noon in Odegaard, room 220. The quarterly Campus Tech Talks bring together information technology enthusiasts from across the University to share ideas, resources and know-how.


November 1, 2017

Keep your computer in good health with free workshops

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Sign up for a UW-IT Computer Vet Clinic on Nov. 7  or Nov. 21, free workshops that cover virus protection, computer backup and cloud storage. Open to UW students, faculty and staff, the workshops are 3:30-4:30 p.m. in UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 320. Bring a laptop. Space is limited, so register early.


October 30, 2017

Propose a presentation for the 2018 UW TechConnect Conference by Nov. 15

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To present, lead a panel or facilitate a hands-on problem-solving session at the 2018 UW TechConnect Conference, submit a proposal by November 15, 2017. The conference is a daylong event that brings together the UW’s broad community of technology professionals to explore innovative ideas, learn new information and connect with each other. Proposals selected for the March 13 conference in the Husky Union Building will be announced in late December 2017.


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