October 11, 2014
Tableau, the easy-to-use and powerful data visualization tool, now runs natively on Macs. Tableau software is free to full-time students as well as faculty teaching with Tableau. Learn more.
October 9, 2014
UW’s new lecture capture solution, Panopto, is now available on all three campuses, following its successful pilot during the last academic year. Panopto offers superior reliability, easier video sharing with UW Canvas, a full-featured video editor and timely technical support. Learn more, register for a workshop or log in to Panopto. Also, UW-IT will move your Tegrity recordings to Panopto, upon request.
October 8, 2014
Canvas, UW’s learning management system, has several new features this fall. The UW 4.0 Grade Scale makes it easier to set up and apply a 4.0 scale to assignments in a Canvas course. The highly requested draft state lets instructors control the visibility of content such as pages, assignments, quizzes or modules. Library resources, now available by default in the course navigation, provide students with links to relevant subject guides, research resources and contact information right from their Canvas course. Learn more online or register for a workshop.
September 24, 2014
Just in time for fall quarter, a more dynamic MyUW Mobile makes it easy for UW students to track registration and get details about classes, textbooks and other academic information on any mobile device. What is displayed will change as the quarter progresses, from registration and class and schedule information to links to grades after quarter’s end. UW-IT built the new platform with input from students, who said they wanted personalized content and help with time management. See Meet the New MyUW Mobile page.
September 15, 2014
Find out more about the free technology, discounts and services available to you as a UW student at the Technology Expo on September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Visit booths from several UW units, and also from Microsoft, Tableau, Apple, Parallels and more. Enter the student drawing for a chance to win prizes like iPad Minis, an Xbox One and a Dell Venue 7 tablet. The first 1000 attendees will receive a free T-shirt.
September 14, 2014
Did you know that the UW provides popular software for its students, faculty and staff at reduced or no cost through “UWare,” thanks to licensing agreements with vendors? The UWare service is a collaboration among UW Purchasing, UW-IT and other departments to provide a cost-effective way to license and distribute widely used software such as Microsoft products, Sophos anti-virus, Matlab, Tableau and more. Learn about what software is available for download at the UWare website.
June 23, 2014
Tableau 8.2, released June 19, is the first version of this easy-to-use data analysis visualization tool to run natively on the Mac. It provides faster loading and new map designs and supports high resolution images, letting you display large data sets and communicate information in a powerful way. Tableau is available at no cost to full-time students as well as faculty teaching with Tableau, and at a reduced cost for all other faculty and staff. Learn more. Also, faculty and staff can sign up for free Tableau workshops offered by UW-IT.
June 3, 2014
As of June 3, UW students can obtain Office 365 ProPlus under the Microsoft Student Advantage program, which provides Office applications for installation on up to five Windows or Mac computers as well as on iPads. Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions under the Student Advantage program expire when students leave the UW. Visit the UWare page in IT Connect to get more information and instructions on how to download it.
May 23, 2014
UW students, faculty and staff now have more tools at their fingertips in UW Google Apps, with three new apps recently added by UW-IT. Lucidchart is a powerful tool for making diagrams, mind maps, charts and more. Google Now is a personal assistant app that organizes important information to help you manage your day. Google Groups lets you join and participate in existing Google Group discussions.
April 11, 2014
A new Canvas App Center in the Canvas Learning Management System provides easy access to third-party tools designed to enhance the learning experience by bringing additional resources and activities into the course setting. These tools offer UW instructors single sign-on and integration with Canvas. UW-IT has reviewed the App Center listings and has only included tools that operate via a secure connection, offer customer support and function as advertised. Learn more.