May 2013

May 31, 2013

Summer Tips From UW Libraries

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Going on vacation for a few weeks or months? Get summer tips from UW Libraries to find out what you need to know before you go, including how to renew your books and pay your fines online. Want to continue to borrow materials once you’ve graduated? You’ll find helpful information whether you are searching for work or just looking for a good book or DVD.

May 30, 2013

E-RESOURCE: JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections

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Expanding the JSTOR content already available to the UW community of researchers, the UW Libraries now provides access to both the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI collections. These new UW-restricted collections increase JSTOR’s broad coverage of social sciences, business, and the humanities. JSTOR Arts & Sciences X was purchased in cooperation with the Faculty Fund for Library Excellence.

May 29, 2013

IT Connect Web Site Being Redesigned for Mobile Ease of Use

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When IT Connect re-launches as a “mobile first” website later this summer, you will have UW technology tools, instructions, and resources at your fingertips on any device you use. The new design responds to input from users, offering a streamlined approach that makes it easier to find information through better search and navigation. The new site also will offer improved accessibility for people who use assistive technologies. Get ready to say goodbye to the current IT Connect orange.

May 13, 2013

Online TV for UW Residence Hall Students: Testing Underway

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More than 1700 UW residence hall students are watching TV news, sports, and more from their laptops anywhere on campus in a trial run that started in April and runs through spring quarter. The Tivli online TV service provides 32 channels and will likely expand to 72 if implemented in the fall, reports The Daily. Access to HBO and HBO GO was just added this month. Authorized students can point their laptop Web browser to uw.tivli.com. Access to non-local cable channels is only available to HuskyTV subscribers, including UW students living in residence halls.

May 10, 2013

UW Students Get Course Registration Planning Help in MyPlan

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UW students can more easily plan for class registration using new features recently added to MyPlan, the online academic planning tool for students and their advisers. Now you can get real-time seat availability for each section and view your plan one quarter at a time, displaying sections from the current Time Schedule that you can easily add or delete. Coming next: Notification of suspended or withdrawn sections, plus the ability to check your plan against degree requirements, including running a degree audit report in MyPlan.

May 9, 2013

UW Teleconferencing Service Improvements Coming

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A more reliable and secure UW teleconferencing service for subscribers goes live June 19, continuing to provide on-demand conference calls for up to 30 participants. This new version of the Meet-Me Conferencing service uses a new, single conference number (206-616-CONF), with each on-demand conference account having a distinct passcode, which helps with security and system administration. The current monthly rate for this service, provided through UW-IT, will remain the same. Get details.

May 7, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Underground & Independent Comics

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Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is a scholarly, primary-source database focused on comic books and graphic novels for adults. It includes original works of both famous and overlooked artists, with interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this art form. This UW-restricted resource is provided by the UW Libraries.

May 1, 2013

How Technology Helps Students Learn: New UW Provost Report

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The April 2013 UW Provost report on teaching with technology describes research-based principles of how people learn, with recommendations and examples from UW instructors who are using technology to support student learning. The principles, tools, and resources in this 17-page report, Putting Learning First: How Students Learn and How Technology Can Help, can be applied in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. Links connect you to related blogs, virtual communities, and other university teaching and learning centers.