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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

February 27, 2018

New service enables units to provide secure, remote access to departmental resources

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Learn more about the new for-fee Husky OnNet – Department (HON-D) service that units can use to provide secure, restricted access to departmental resources on the UW network for their users on- or off-campus. With HON-D, authorized users connect to a designated departmental server with the same application as the Husky OnNet service. Authorized access is facilitated through a departmentally owned and managed UW Group. Learn more about HON-D, including pricing and how to order the service.


February 23, 2018

E-Resource: Investigate trove of resources available through online Black Studies Center

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Celebrate Black history, culture and heritage with Black Studies Center, an online gateway to several collections. The cross-searchable archives include scholarly and general interest resources, historical newspapers and primary sources on African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa from ancient past to present day. Access to Black Studies Center is brought to you by UW Libraries.


February 22, 2018

How the College of Arts & Sciences prepared for a tsunami of change

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Read how the College of Arts & Sciences prepared for a tsunami of change as it got ready for Workday, the largest administrative transformation in the UW’s history. The college is one of many UW colleges, schools and units that are successfully partnering with the Integrated Service Center to support their employees and teams in adapting to Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system.


February 21, 2018

How will you know if there is an emergency on campus?

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Are you signed up for UW Alert? It’s a free service for the UW community, for 24/7 notifications about emergencies or situations that might pose a safety threat or disrupt normal operations. Get information by email or text message to help you make decisions and be prepared.  Telephone carrier fees may apply. The UW Alert blog has more details during incidents as information becomes available.


February 20, 2018

E-Resource: Search GuideStar for information on nonprofits and charities

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Find detailed information on more than a million charities and non-profit organizations through GuideStar,  a national database. The data comes from the nonprofits themselves and the Internal Revenue Service. It includes the digitized 990 forms filed by nonprofits for tax exempt status. These forms list a nonprofit’s mission, accomplishments and finances. GuideStar is brought to you by the UW Libraries.


February 16, 2018

Learn how to comply with state IT accessibility policy

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Visit the UW’s accessibility technology website to learn how your unit can comply with the state accessibility policy and ensure that University IT resources are usable to all people, including those with disabilities. All UW units must ensure that information technology resources are usable by people with disabilities. The website includes information on Accessibility Policy #188, adopted in 2016 by the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer. The policy covers websites, web-based applications, e-documents, multimedia and more.


February 15, 2018

Don’t miss this year’s UW TechConnect conference and a great lineup of speakers

Engage with dynamic speakers and IT professionals from across the UW community discussing IT trends and challenges in higher education at the annual UW TechConnect conference on March 13 at the HUB. Featured speakers include UW-IT VP and CIO Aaron Powell; EDUCAUSE President and CIO Dr. John O’Brien; Fred Hutch CIO and VP of IT Matthew Trunnell; and founder, President and CISO for Critical Informatics Michael K. Hamilton. Conference attendees also will have the opportunity to hear and engage with more than two dozen colleagues speaking about a variety of topics of interest to the IT community. Register today.


February 14, 2018

Reminder: Record Presidents Day Holiday Time Off in Workday

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Don’t forget to record Presidents Day as “Holiday Taken Time Off” in Workday. This applies to most UW employees who accrue time off and who would normally work on the day on which the holiday falls. However, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic coaches and academic personnel (faculty, residents and fellows and other academic staff) do not need to track time off for holidays in Workday. Medical Centers employees report time off for holiday hours in Kronos. To see if this applies to you, review the quick guide and full user guide for time off, and check out related information on the Time Off page of the Integrated Service Center website.


February 13, 2018

Join the Feb. 14 Tech Talks

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Learn about using business analysis for IT challenges, Workday data conversions, and Microsoft and Google productivity platforms at Tech Talks on Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon in Odegaard, room 220. The quarterly Campus Tech Talks bring together information technology enthusiasts from across the University to explore, learn and connect.


February 9, 2018

Free workshops on how to use Poll Everywhere to engage students in class

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Instructors can use the Poll Everywhere classroom response system to engage students during lecture sessions with live polls and quick checks on subject matter comprehension. Learn more about using the tool, administering polls, moving scores from graded poll questions to Canvas, and more, in free two-hour workshops offered on multiple dates: Feb. 13, March 2 and March 8.


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