February 1, 2021

Pandemic drives UW staff to serve students in entirely new ways

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Learn how UW staff dramatically shifted how they work to provide support services to students they could no longer see face to face. Many positive changes are likely to stay in place long after the pandemic ends.


January 29, 2021

Boost student engagement and advance your skills in teaching classes online

Enhance your digital course design and digital pedagogy skill set by signing up for Teaching Online 101, a fully-online, asynchronous workshop (5-week or self-paced option). Online instruction includes tutorials on how to build course elements and how to use tools in Canvas. It also gives strategies on how you can help learners more easily access content and interact with others in online learning environments.


January 28, 2021

Observe Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28 by expanding use of 2FA

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Opt in to two-factor authentication (2FA) on the web to add a layer of security to your data when you sign in with your UW NetID and password.


January 25, 2021

UW-IT’s self-sustaining services & rates approved through Sept. 30

UW-IT’s FY 2021 rates for self-sustaining services have been approved through Sept. 30, under recommendations by central Management Accounting & Analysis. The approval applies to all FY21 service and hourly rates.


Learn to manage and thrive through complex changes to projects, teams, and organizations

Tech Talks, 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 28, will help you navigate organizational changes when the world is in chaos, and show you how the Enterprise Data Warehouse is using customer research to inform decision-making, and how you can too.


January 22, 2021

Check out 2020 metrics highlighting UW-IT’s service to UW community

Despite COVID-19, UW-IT consistently delivered a positive customer experience in key areas in support of its customer-focused mission in 2020. See how UW-IT performed during the final three months of 2020 and how it did overall during the year.


January 20, 2021

Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

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Learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals who try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cybercriminals receive the refund. Fortunately, your vigilance and Duo, the UW’s two-factor authentication system, can play a pivotal role in protecting employee data. Read more.


January 19, 2021

Activate text messaging on your existing UW-IT-provided phone number

Any faculty or staff with a UW-IT-provided phone number can make it text-enabled. UW-IT also can set up a new number dedicated to your messaging needs. The service allows individuals and groups to send and receive text messages via a web portal.


January 15, 2021

Dispose of old computers and mobile devices securely with these resources

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Learn how to delete data completely from computers and devices before you surplus or recycle them. Old desktops, laptops, and mobile and portable storage devices may contain UW information, such as personally identifiable information, cached login credentials, or other confidential data that can be compromised if the device is not securely disposed.


January 13, 2021

Leveraging technology for a better University

Learn how the UW continues to invest in information technology to advance the work of students, faculty and staff, and how IT is being used in innovative ways across the University to enhance teaching, learning, collaboration and discovery. Find out about key IT initiatives planned for 2021 and beyond.


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