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October 12, 2017

RSVP for Oct. 17 talks on the dark web and digital forensics

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Learn from cybersecurity experts at this special event on Oct. 17 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. in the UW Tower Auditorium. A research scientist at the IT security company, Sophos, will talk about the dark web – a hidden network of websites – and how easily tools for a cyberattack can be acquired there. And a security and digital forensics instructor will share “tales from the trenches” about his experience in security and computer forensics. RSVP to ciso@uw.edu and include the event date in the subject line.


October 11, 2017

Learn how to share and reuse Panopto videos on Oct. 18 at noon

Professor lectures in a large class

Bring your laptop and lunch to Odegaard’s room 320 and learn about Panopto, the UW’s lecture capture solution. Panopto allows easy recording and reviewing of videos from courses, lectures, and presentations. A quick demo will followed by an open discussion, including sharing and copying recordings, among other topics.


October 9, 2017

Need to add inflation adjustments to your data analysis? EDW can help

inflation and deflation graph

Users of the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) can more easily include inflation adjustments in their analyses of dollar amounts over time with Consumer Price Index (CPI) data now built into the EDW. The EDW integrates information from many sources across the University into a central repository, and stores current and historical data that are used to support operational reporting and strategic analysis.


October 5, 2017

Students: Get the IT resources you need with the Student Quick-Start Guide

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Find the computing tools and resources you need as a UW student with the IT at the UW – Student Quick-Start Guide. Learn how to set up email, download software like Microsoft Office, connect to the internet from your dorm or on campus, and much more in this online guide.


October 4, 2017

Submit an application for Student Technology Fee funding by October 18

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Proposals must help meet the technology needs of students and further their educational opportunities. The Student Technology Fee (STF) is entirely student-operated and funded. The more than $4 million of student fees collected annually have funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters. A quarterly process, the next proposal application submissions are due Oct. 18. Visit the STF website or attend a proposal workshop in HUB 303 on Oct. 4 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or on Oct. 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to learn more.


October 3, 2017

Faculty: Sign up for Evidence-Based Teaching program and experiment with learning technologies

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Join a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The Evidence-Based Teaching program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussion boards and bimonthly meetings, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn what research says about effective teaching, how to experiment with new approaches and how to conduct classroom-based research.


October 2, 2017

New Google Team Drive offers online collaboration space

Google Team Drive on computer

UW students, faculty and staff can now collaborate more easily with Google Team Drive. Online documents are owned by a team, not individuals so nothing is lost if a team member leaves the UW. Finding files is quicker in Team Drive with auditing and tracking built in. You can also customize team pages by choosing among a gallery of images or your own.


September 29, 2017

October is Cybersecurity awareness month – Learn how to keep your data secure

Padlock overlays a laptop

Learn how to address threats and risks to personal and UW institutional information at several events being hosted by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. On October 4, “Security 101: Things to Know, Things to Do, and Resources” will kick off the activities in the UW Tower Visitors’ Dining Room, 2-3 p.m. Other events will cover building situational awareness, the dark web and digital forensics. Check out the CISO events page for event dates and details.


September 27, 2017

Students: Attend the Technology Expo at Odegaard on Sept. 29

Tech Expo winner

Visit the UW-IT Technology Expo on Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Find out about free technology, software, discounts and services available to students, including those student perks available at Odegaard. Learn about IT Connect, DawgPrints, the Student Technology Loan Program, the Student Technology Fee, and technology provided by Apple and Tableau, and much, much more. Free door prizes while supplies last.


September 22, 2017

New self-service tool makes updating the UW Office Directory quicker, easier

woman calling on phone while looking at a computer screen of an office director

Keep your department, school or center information up to date in the UW Office Directory using a new self-service online system. Listing coordinators should contact UW-IT at help@uw.edu for quick account setup, instructions and a style guide for the new tool. (Individuals change their UW Directory listings by updating personal profile information via Identity.UW.)


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