Information technology tools and resources at the UW
June 23, 2017
UW Libraries’ Media Arcade equipped with audio-video tools aplenty
Bring your imagination to the Media Arcade, an audio-video makerspace where you can compose music, edit video, critique video games, listen to vinyl, digitize vintage media, and more. The Media Arcade is open to UW students, faculty and staff and is located on the third floor of Seattle’s Allen Library North. It offers iMacs loaded with audio and video software. Large plasma screens are connected to video game consoles and playback and recording equipment for everything from LaserDiscs to Blu-rays. The Media Arcade is also outfitted with turntables, cassette decks and a 16mm telecine, reel-to-reel player.
June 21, 2017
Workday go-live is next week
Starting Tuesday, June 27, UW employees will begin using Workday for payroll, human resources, and all related employee self-service needs. On that same day, the Integrated Service Center (ISC) begins providing Workday support and help through phone, email, and a drop-in center at the UW Tower. Learn more about how you’ll use Workday, which you will access through the ISC website, and ensure the security of your personal information now by enrolling in two-factor authentication.
June 19, 2017
New Tableau dashboards show how students use, perceive technology in education
What are the top distractions for students in class? Texting and reading email. Find out about these and other educational experiences students have with technology in new interactive Tableau dashboards that depict results from undergraduate students surveyed in 2015 and 2016. The results offer a current picture of how technology affects learning at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. The survey covers device ownership, attitudes toward technology, distraction factors, lecture capture, and resources and tools students would like instructors to use more often.
June 8, 2017
New online system streamlines course review process
The new online, paperless UW Curriculum Management system improves the efficiency and transparency of the course proposal review process. The system allows academic departments to create, submit, review and approve course proposals online, eliminating the need for paper and saving an estimated 16,000 pages of paper per year. The new tool uses a cloud-based Software as a Service product managed by the Office of the University Registrar and UW Information Technology.
June 7, 2017
Review checklist, user guides to prepare for Workday go-live on June 27
Go to the Integrated Service Center website to view the “Get Ready for Workday” section, now featuring go-live checklists for employees. You can also see instructional videos and user guides. Remember to enroll in 2FA through Duo in order to be able to use Workday, starting June 27.
June 6, 2017
Learn to catch the phish: Protect your information and University data
Find out how to recognize deceptive emails called phishing; don’t be fooled by references to Workday and two-factor authentication. Learn to recognize scams that try to trick you into providing account names and passwords to gain access valuable personal and institutional data and resources. Phishing emails often use email links and attachments and try to persuade you to download seemingly benign files that contain various types of malicious software (malware), including ransomware. Keep your personal information and UW data secure.
June 5, 2017
Good-bye, SpaceScout. Hello, Scout!
Find your perfect study spot and more with Scout, the mobile-optimized web app that offers more options to help you discover valuable campus resources. Scout is replacing SpaceScout, the original app that helped you find campus study spaces and that will retire this summer. With Scout you can also identify food locations and technology equipment you can borrow on the UW’s three campuses. Filter on specifics like type of study area or open hours or type of technology, and Scout — funded in part by UW-IT and the Student Technology Fee — will help you find the resource you need.
June 1, 2017
Oral histories from the South Sound get a second – digitized – life
UW Tacoma Professor Michael K. Honey digitized 20 years-worth of interviews his students conducted with community leaders, blue-collar workers, minorities, Native Americans and others in South Sound, giving a second life to these underrepresented voices and stories. The digitalized oral history collection is now available through UW Libraries. Michael Honey was featured in the Innovators Among Us series produced by the Office of the Provost, UW-IT, Center for Teaching and Learning, and UW Libraries.
May 31, 2017
Watch Workday 101 training videos before the June go-live
View Workday 101 training videos on the Integrated Service Center website to understand how to use Workday, which launches on June 27. The series is for all faculty, staff, and student employees. The website also includes a growing library of online user guides and other information.
May 30, 2017
Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet
Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs and clear viruses and malware from infected computers.