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July 24, 2017

Live support for campus directory assistance ends July 31

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The campus phone operator service (206-543-2100) ends July 31, but you can still search for faculty and staff via the UW Directory. Department, school and administrative main offices can be found on the UW Office Directory. By signing in with your UW NetID, you can also search the Student Directory for currently enrolled students who have approved release of their directory information.

July 20, 2017

Instructors: Sign in to view the new MyUW on July 27

MyUW desktop

The new clean design includes a teaching webpage full of valuable resources. Each tab opens to a display of your courses, with links to the class, student lists, course materials and grading information and submissions. Teaching resources — course reserves, web tools, help guides and more — are easy to find in the Quick Links section. Sign in on July 27.

July 18, 2017

DO-IT event on July 25 celebrates 25 years of empowering people with disabilities

Group of people together

RSVP to attend the event, featuring speakers from the UW Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology (DO-IT) Center and an awards ceremony honoring those whose work has benefited people with disabilities. DO-IT promotes equal access — in both the classroom and the workplace — to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make communities more diverse and inclusive. Share DO-IT success stories on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #DOITSuccessStory.

July 17, 2017

Make the move from Catalyst to Canvas with ease

Doing homework with laptop alongside laptop

Instructors can learn how to easily move course content from Catalyst to Canvas in a free workshop on Monday, July 24. On the same day, instructors can participate in a workshop that will help them master Canvas, the UW’s learning management system. These two workshops will also be held on Tuesday, August 22.

July 14, 2017

UW Bothell’s IT champions universal design principles to support students

Student in wheelchair working with a classmate

The Universal Design for Active Learning at UW Bothell promotes equitable access to electronic materials, best practices in course design and teaching, and active learning and engagement. Universal design refers to spaces, environments and products that are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. A year old, the initiative has influenced the integration of universal design in course and class design, faculty development and learning communities, and student support materials.

July 13, 2017

2FA secures your payslips and direct deposit information in Workday

laptop with shield for protection

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to access your payslips and direct deposit information in Workday. It adds a second layer of security to protect sensitive information from identity theft. First enter your UW NetID and password, then use 2FA to prove it’s really you. Managers and employees with human resources, benefits and payroll roles will be prompted to use 2FA at their initial sign-in. Then they use 2FA again to access personal payslips and other sensitive information.

July 12, 2017

Using Workday: Answers to your top questions

Workday on computer screen

Get answers to your most frequently asked Workday questions including understanding your payslip, requesting time off, recording UW holidays, and more. Check out user guides, videos or learn about upcoming in-person Workday trainings by visiting the Integrated Service Center (ISC) website.

July 11, 2017

Renew MATLAB, SPSS, SAS software licenses. Grace period ends July 31.

Matlab graph

The math and statistics software can be renewed through UWare, with the price the same in FY2018. The 2017 license expired on June 30, and license holders have a 30-day grace period to renew licenses. After July 31, the software stops working. MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) software delivers powerful computational, visualization and application development tools to your desktop, while SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) and SAS (Statistical Analysis System) are statistical software packages. UWare provides software at reduced cost due to licensing agreements with vendors. These licenses are for teaching, learning and academic research purposes only, not to conduct University business or to be used for any other purpose.

July 10, 2017

Upgrade your Panopto recorders by July 21. Enjoy new functionality, protect data


Panopto users are being asked to update their software by July 21 with a new version that includes important bug fixes that may prevent data loss in certain circumstances. The upgrade also offers a new guided tour to help first-time creators get a quick handle on the most used features, improved live streaming without the need for browser add-ons, and integration with YouTube, allowing users to embed videos directly into Panopto recordings. As the preferred lecture capture solution, faculty rely on Panopto to record lectures and presentations that can be easily accessed by students.

July 7, 2017

Enrolled in 2FA? You’ll need it to see your payslips in Workday

Screen with laptop and phone showing 2FA

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to access your payroll information in Workday, along with other sensitive data. Enroll today. The first paycheck using Workday is on July 10. You can choose the device you’ll use for 2FA; a smartphone is recommended. The smartphone app, Duo Mobile, runs on a variety of smartphones and is simple to use.

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