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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

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

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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

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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

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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 26, 2017

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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In this Faculty Quick-Start Guide, learn how to set up courses in Canvas, use Panopto to record lectures, use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class, submit grades with GradePage, and more. The information will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW, offered by UW Information Technology.


September 22, 2017

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

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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.)


September 21, 2017

Help us improve IT Connect – your opinion matters

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Help improve the IT Connect website, UW’s information technology tools and resources hub, by taking a short survey. Tell us what kind of content you look for and how you find it. The website for students, faculty and staff across the UW is being redesigned next year.


September 20, 2017

Reminder: 2FA is required to access personal, payroll information in Workday

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You can sign in to Workday with your UW NetID and password but remember you’ll need two-factor authentication (2FA) to access payroll and some personal information, such as payslips, tax documents or home address. 2FA adds a second layer of security to protect your personal and University data from being stolen or compromised. If you’re an HR or payroll staff member with elevated security roles, you’ll need 2FA to sign into Workday.


September 19, 2017

Top tips for getting the most out of Workday

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Some quick steps you can take to get the most out of Workday include how to submit your time sheet on time, enroll in direct deposit and verify your address in Workday. Submit your time (and time off requests) for approval by each pay period’s deadline. Incorrect addresses are one of the biggest slowdowns for delivering paychecks and establishing benefits, so make sure your permanent address is up-to-date. Use the Pay worklet to change your payment election and enroll in direct deposit.


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