IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

May 26, 2017

Coming soon: A new, more dynamic MyUW for faculty and staff

Man in front of computer with MyUW on screen

An all-new MyUW is coming this summer, with personal and relevant information for faculty and staff, and easier access to important resources. Instructors will see an enhanced Teaching page to better support their quarterly workflow, such as improved email list management, and closer integration with GradePage for submitting final grades at the end of the quarter. Already available for students since 2015, this summer, faculty and staff will get an improved, modern and mobile-friendly MyUW experience too.


May 25, 2017

New interactive map demonstrates the University’s global engagement, built using UW-IT resources

Global map

A new interactive publicly available global map uses data visualizations to demonstrate the University’s engagement around the world. The online map hosted on UW-IT’s Tableau server extracts key datasets from  the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and displays them in a visual format to convey information. UW-IT helped build the architecture that supports the global map and provided quality assurance, security and data governance.


May 24, 2017

One month to go: Enroll in 2FA and make sure you’re ready for Workday

iPhone with Duo app for 2FA

Get ready for Workday, the UW’s new human resources, payroll and benefits system launching  on June 27, by enrolling in two-factor authentication (2FA) with Duo today. Using 2FA protects your personal information and UW data by adding a second layer of security beyond a password, and is required for Workday. Choose the device to use for 2FA, such as a smartphone or tablet or a mobile phone or landline. Duo Mobile on your smartphone is recommended; it’s free, secure and simple to use.


May 19, 2017

Students: Major, Google search now featured on MyUW, new navigation to come

MyUW for students on laptop

MyUW offers new features, and coming this summer, the tool will be even easier to navigate. Now MyUW includes Google search and shows you the major or minor in which you’ve been admitted. Next up, MyUW’s navigation will take undergraduate students to important areas, such as Academics, Profile, Accounts, and Husky Card, which means much less scrolling to find what you need. Quick Links will list the most popular resources, plus those you’ve recently used, and you can customize the list too.


May 18, 2017

Instructors: Get free help transferring grades from Canvas to Gradepage, beginning May 30

Perfect grade on a scantron test

Need help transferring end-of-the-quarter grades from Canvas to Gradepage? Beginning May 30, instructors can set up an appointment or drop in to Odegaard, room 230 to meet with a Learning Technologies team member. The service is available Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday: noon-7 p.m. To set up an appointment or to ask a question, email help@uw.edu or call (206) 221-5000, ext. 3.  And for grading help on assignments in Canvas, drop in, call or email anytime.


May 17, 2017

Learn about Workday on the new Integrated Service Center website

Woman in front of computer with ISC website on the screen

The new Integrated Service Center website is your future resource for Workday, the UW’s new HR, payroll and benefits system coming in June. Preview instructional videos and user guides, and continue to check back as more information will be added soon. All of the instructional materials used for Workday training have been designed with accessibility needs in mind. Graphic-rich job aids for some general Workday business processes will be created for users who may not be native English speakers.


May 15, 2017

Learn physical computing using Arduino in free workshop

components of electronic devices and luminous LEDs

Take advantage of free physical computing workshops in May and learn about microcontrollers that can be programmed to control tools and toys. You will program an Arduino microcontroller using computer code, and wire it up to a circuit board and electronic components.  Workshops are offered on May 17 and May 30 in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 102. No prior experience in electronics and programming needed.


May 12, 2017

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 at UW

Presentation with audience members

Participate in events at the UW to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the importance of digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Offerings include assistive technology demos, everyday tips for increasing accessibility, an accessibility tools showcase, and workshops on captioning videos, making PDFs accessible, advanced web accessibility techniques, and much more. The activities are coordinated by Accessible Technology Services.


May 11, 2017

Workday training underway for HR and payroll staff

Instructor explaining to men in computer

In-person training for Workday, the UW’s new, modern human resources, payroll and benefits system, has begun for HR and payroll staff. More information for all employees is coming soon. Get ready for Workday by enrolling in Duo, the UW’s new two-factor authentication system, which protects your personal information by adding a second layer of security when you sign in with your UW NetID. Employees with Entrust hardware tokens for 2FA can migrate to Duo now, but those who require a hardware token should stay tuned for information about a replacement.


May 9, 2017

May 24 Tech Talks: Securing WordPress, health care system security and cloud computing

Two women presenting

Share IT resources and foster connections at the quarterly Campus Tech Talks on Wednesday, May 24 in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 220, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to secure your WordPress site; about usability and security issues to consider in protecting health care systems; and how cloud computing is helping a researcher build a library of protein structures to use in designing therapeutic medicine.


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