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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

April 2, 2018

Learn how to use Zoom on Apr. 10 to engage online meeting participants

Coworkers doing a video conference in the conference room

Join this one-hour online webinar at 10 a.m. and learn how to use the video collaboration tool, Zoom, to make your online meetings and webinars highly engaging and interactive. The for-fee Zoom Web Conferencing service offers features to gather feedback from meeting participants, create breakout rooms for small group discussions, moderate the discussion, and more.


March 30, 2018

Don’t be an April fool! Back up your data and devices

World with computer digits rotating around it

March 31 is World Back Up Day. Make sure your data and devices are backed up frequently on a secure drive, server or storage. A back up can help you maintain access to your data if your device is lost or stolen, if a hard drive fails, or if a computer system is compromised by malicious software such as ransomware.


March 29, 2018

How to find your W-2 in Workday

paper tax forms with a computer mouse

April 17 is just around the corner! If you still need to prepare your tax return, you can quickly retrieve your 2017 University of Washington W-2, 1099-R or Stipend Letter in Workday. Learn how to access your tax forms online and find answers to frequently asked questions about W-2s on the Integrated Service Center’s Year-End Tax Forms page.


March 28, 2018

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee proposal by Apr. 1

bag of money

The Student Technology Fee Committee is accepting proposals to fund projects that help meet the technology needs of UW students in furthering their educational, research and other goals. Application submissions are due Apr. 1. The approximately $5 million in student fees collected annually has funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters. Visit the STF website to learn more.


March 26, 2018

Students: Top tech tips to help you succeed at UW

students studying on laptop and tablet

Check out the Top Tech Tips for UW Students and learn about must-have technology resources to help you succeed in your academic career. Find out how to get anti-virus software, how to get into that oh-so-popular class, choose your favorite email and collaboration platforms, chart your academic path, connect to encrypted Wi-Fi on campus, and much more.


March 22, 2018

Husky OnNet now offers new Linux-compatible application, improved security

Mobile phone with screenshot of Husky OnNet

The Husky OnNet service that supports secure connections to the UW network from off-campus now offers a Linux-compatible application, thanks to an upgrade that also improves security, resolves several bugs and paves the way for future features. Husky OnNet is a free virtual private network for current students, faculty, and staff, and the for-fee Husky OnNet-Department (HON-D) service supports secure connections to departmentally-restricted resources. Learn more about HON and HON-D, how to download or update your current application on IT Connect.


March 21, 2018

E-resource: Women and Social Movements in the United States

Suffrage parade in New York

Explore the women’s suffrage movement, view the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights or delve into publications of the League of Women Voters by searching the Women and Social Movements in the United States online collection of primary sources. Focusing on U.S. women’s history and public activism, this e-resource includes personal diaries, conference proceedings and documents, and is brought to you by UW Libraries.


March 20, 2018

Check out tech resources for teaching classes

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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 with the Faculty Quick-Start Guide. The information will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you at the UW, offered by UW Information Technology.


March 19, 2018

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

Anti-virus shield protecting laptop

Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by UW-IT, Sophos is already running in the background. Download the software for your home devices.


March 16, 2018

Turning microbes into allies for a cleaner world

Man looks in a microscope at a sample

A single scoop of sediment from the bottom of Lake Washington contains complex microbial communities that might hold the key to a cleaner world. Learn how UW researchers are using cloud computing to understand how to use these microbial communities to create a cleaner environment.


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