Information technology tools and resources at the UW
July 26, 2017
At-sea students and researchers stay connected with VoIP telephones
University students and researchers at sea off the coast of Oregon for more than four weeks this summer will be too far from cell towers to use a mobile phone. Instead, they will rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones configured with secure firewall by UW-IT to make and receive phone calls. The VoIP phones connect to the Internet through a satellite network link available to research ships. The summer Interactive Oceans research cruise will be on the R/V Revelle; the UW’s research vessel R/V Thompson is dry-docked for maintenance.
July 25, 2017
Understanding your payslip in Workday
Visit the Integrated Service Center (ISC) website to get information on understanding your payslip, including details on your deductions, payslip FAQs, and where to find old payslips. The website also features a general FAQ section, regular news alerts, as well as tips on how to get help more quickly at the ISC.
July 24, 2017
Live support for campus directory assistance ends July 31
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.