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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

August 2, 2017

UW Tableau User Group offers plenty of opportunities to improve your skills

People working together

Do you use Tableau, the powerful data visualization software? Consider joining the UW Tableau User Group to collaborate with colleagues and Tableau staff to share best practices. The meetings every month include topics that will help you improve your Tableau skills and explore the software’s functions, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.


July 31, 2017

Summer vacation coming up? Learn how to request and record time off in Workday

woman with vintage suitcase and city map on vacation

Review the quick guides and full user guides on the Time Off page of the Integrated Service Center website to learn how to request and track time off in Workday. If you are faculty, a librarian, or academic staff, refer to the Academic Personnel website for information on the leave policy, and refer to your unit for questions regarding leave. If you are a Medical Centers employee, continue to track and report your time off in Kronos.


July 28, 2017

Adobe Creative Cloud now available for faculty and staff at reduced rate

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Thanks to strong demand, Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to faculty and staff at a reduced rate through UWare, offering popular applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and others. The license period for the subscription-based service is July 1 through June 30. Students are eligible to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud license through the University Book Store or through Adobe.


July 27, 2017

More storage space available in U Drive

File storage

UW students, faculty and staff now have up to 50 GB of storage space on U Drive, the UW’s central file storage system accessible from anywhere, on- and off-campus. The storage quota was raised from 30 GB because of increased demand for the service. Follow simple instructions in IT Connect to access your drive from anywhere. This storage service is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee and the Student Technology Fee.


July 26, 2017

At-sea students and researchers stay connected with VoIP telephones

Illustration of ship to satellite to land connection

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 24, 2017

Live support for campus directory assistance ends July 31

phone operators circa 1922

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

MyUW desktop

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

Group of people together

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

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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

Student in wheelchair working with a classmate

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.


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