Teaching & Learning

February 4, 2014

New UW Teaching and Learning Opportunities With Canvas

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Students can now connect with librarians and research resources directly from their online course materials in Canvas, thanks to a collaboration between UW Libraries and UW-IT to integrate Library Subject Guides with the UW’s learning management system. TurningPoint student response clickers also are now integrated with Canvas. Instructors can have students register their clickers through Canvas so that their response data can be imported into Canvas to track participation, quizzes and other scores.

February 3, 2014

Enterprise Architecture Initiative: Uniting Business and Technology Strategies for UW

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A new University-wide Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative kicked-off in January to address the challenges of merging new technologies into the UW’s complex and dynamic environment. EA provides the structure and processes to ensure technology solutions are well-designed, cost-efficient and scalable, and meet UW strategic needs. UW-IT’s new Director of Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, Jim Phelps, will work with UW’s business and IT stakeholders to align business strategies and technology projects with each other and UW strategic directions. Get more information and see a three-minute video: “Why Enterprise Architecture?”

January 31, 2014

Digital Scholarship at UW: Register for February 19 Workshop

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UW students, faculty and researchers are invited to attend a two-hour “Digital Scholarship at UW” workshop on Wednesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. to connect with others on this topic. This is part of a “Collaborating with Strangers” (CoLAB) series that involves three-minute speed meetings to exchange and generate ideas, explore new partnerships or consider a research project. It is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School, UW Libraries and UW-IT. An RSVP is requested.

January 23, 2014

UW Instructors: Register for New Teaching With Technology Workshops

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Registration is now open for a new series of workshops to help instructors better leverage technology to support teaching and learning. Called "In Practice,” the workshop topics include mini-lectures (February 12), enhanced interaction (February 19) and better peer review (February 26). They take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220. The workshops, co-designed by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and UW-IT, are open to instructors from all three campuses. Seating is limited, so register now at the CTL website.

January 14, 2014

Canvas, Tegrity, Catalyst and Other UW Teaching and Learning Resources Now on IT Connect

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The teaching, learning, and research tools you previously found on the LST website are now on IT Connect to take advantage of its mobile-friendly, accessible design. Instructors and staff can learn how to manage their courses with Canvas, record a lecture with Tegrity, submit grades with Catalyst GradeBook, and more. Students can get help on using course websites in Canvas and viewing a Tegrity recording, with convenient links to MyUW, MyPlan, and SpaceScout. Check out the new Teaching and Learning Tools page.

January 13, 2014

UW Data Visualization: Free Training Opportunities

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Free workshops on Tableau software, UW’s new enterprise data visualization platform, are now available for UW faculty and staff. Tableau Desktop Fundamentals is a one-day hands-on workshop for those who have purchased a Tableau Desktop license. If you are considering purchasing Tableau Desktop or are curious about the ease of creating data visualizations, the two-hour Tableau Hands-on Introduction workshop is for you. In addition, you can learn how to navigate and interpret visualizations in a two-hour workshop using UW Profiles, the Web-based dashboard for exploring basic University data.

January 8, 2014

Use SpaceScout to Find an Available UW Seattle Computer

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SpaceScout, the mobile and Web app that helps you find the perfect place to study, now includes real-time computer availability for Odegaard Library and Mary Gates Hall. Just look up Odegaard or MGH study spaces at spacescout.uw.edu and learn where computers are open. Work continues to add more computing spaces with real-time updates. Department IT directors also can send email to spacescoutadmin@uw.edu to have spaces in their area included.

January 6, 2014

Find Out About Free UW Technology Training by Subscribing to New Workshop Calendar

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Sign up to be notified about technology skills training from UW-IT by subscribing to the new Learning Technologies Workshop calendar. You can be notified by email, calendar event or RSS feed as workshops are added. With the new service, which uses UW Events Calendar software, you will be automatically notified if you are on a wait list and a place opens up. Visiting the calendar to register early remains the best option to save your spot in workshops on Canvas, Graphics and Design, Web Development, Video, Audio, and more.

December 10, 2013

UW-IT’s 2013 Annual Report Now Online

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Read UW Information Technology’s 2013 Annual Report and find out how UW-IT is partnering to improve the student experience, provide better information for decision making, deliver critical infrastructure to support research, enhance collaboration, and provide more integrated IT customer support. Learn what projects have been completed and what’s ahead for 2014, as well facts and figures on what UW-IT supports. Mobile and print versions are available.

November 8, 2013

UW's eTextbook Pilot Findings Published by EDUCAUSE

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A new EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative brief, authored by the UW eTextbook pilot team, discusses the potential future of eTextbooks. Based on instructor and student feedback from the 2012-2013 UW pilot, it focuses on five key areas where specific enhancements could help eTextbooks realize their potential to transform teaching and learning: better pricing, moving beyond the printed page, true anytime/anywhere access, greater availability, and better integration into the larger digital learning ecosystem. Use the Federated login (InCommon), then click this link to read “The Current State and Potential Future of e-Textbooks.”