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April 11, 2018

Register for Accessible IT event on May 11

Participants in discussion at the Accessible IT Institute

Are you responsible for developing, procuring or deploying technology at the UW? Register for this day-long event to learn how to ensure that tools, systems and websites are accessible to everyone, including students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. The UW Accessible IT Capacity Building Institute will be held on the Seattle campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is sponsored by UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services. Check out the agenda and register for the event.


April 10, 2018

Switch to the new MyUW by June 14

You are receiving this email because you accessed the legacy MyUW during Autumn quarter 2017.

It is time to switch to our new, modern, and responsive MyUW portal, which has been available to students since fall 2015, and to faculty and staff since July 2017. The new MyUW provides more personal, timely, and relevant content matched to your affiliation with the University, reduces information overload, and provides easy access to key links, tools, and information.

Important: Your data, information and password will not change. You will need to migrate any bookmarks (see below for more information).

Please make the transition before June 14, 2018, when the legacy MyUW will no longer be available. To ease this transition, the two portals (new and legacy MyUW) will be operated in parallel until June 13, so that you can make the switch when convenient for you.

We know that changing the technology tools you rely on can be inconvenient, but we ask you to make the time to switch to the new MyUW as soon as possible.

Switch to the new MyUW in two easy steps:

  1. Save any bookmarks or custom links you created on the legacy MyUW. Your bookmarks won’t migrate automatically. If you have just a few bookmarks, try using the new Quick Links feature. If you have more than a few bookmarks, we suggest you review recommendations for managing your bookmarks.
  2. Click “Switch to the new MyUW” in the banner message posted at the top of the legacy portal page or click this link to automatically switch to the new MyUW: http://my.uw.edu/choose/new.
Screenshot of MyUW legacy portal webpage

MyUW legacy portal page

After switching to the new MyUW, take some time to explore where to find important links and information. Click the image below for more details.

New MyUW portal

New MyUW home page

Below are important dates to remember.

  • April 10, 2018: If you are still using the legacy MyUW, you will automatically be directed to the new MyUW upon sign in. You can choose to switch back and continue using legacy MyUW until June 13.
  • May 2018: You will receive a second reminder message to switch to the new MyUW.
  • June 14, 2018: All users will be directed to the new MyUW, and the legacy MyUW will become unavailable. IMPORTANT: You will no longer be able to access bookmarks on the legacy portal.

Learn more about the switch to the new MyUW.

Need Help?

View help resources and video tours on IT Connect. If you need help, please contact the UW Information Technology Service Center at help@uw.edu or call 206-221-5000. The Service Center is available 24×7 to assist you.

Thank you for making this switch to the new MyUW.


April 9, 2018

Try your hand at 3D printing in Odegaard

3-D dinosaur, Flexi Rex

Sign up for a free four-hour block to get started with 3D printing, with hands-on help from Computer Vet techs on the second floor of Odegaard. Try out the Print of the Month, a flexible 3D dinosaur called Flexi Rex. Or bring a file from MakerBot’s Thingaverse, an online community for people interested in making and sharing 3D printable objects. The experience can prepare you to use other 3D printers, such as in Area 01’s Dabble Lab, CoMotion’s MakerSpace, UW Bothell’s Makerspace, the Collaboratory, or at the UW Tacoma Learning and Research Commons.


April 6, 2018

Students: Review class lectures on Panopto

Woman listening to lecture on her laptop

View class lectures and presentations at your own pace with Panopto-recorded course sessions. Miss something covered in lecture? Reviewing for an exam? Recordings are viewable on most web browsers and mobile devices. You can also create your own recordings for class assignments.


April 4, 2018

Learn how to create accessible documents on Apr. 16

Computer keyboard with an accessibility green key

Join a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. in Odegaard 102 to learn how to create accessible Word and PowerPoint documents, use the built-in accessibility checker, and export these to create accessible PDF documents. All document creators, from faculty and staff to students, are required to make sure that documents are accessible to individuals who use assistive technology.


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.


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