Teaching & Learning

August 6, 2013

Drop-In Canvas Course Site Help for UW Instructors: August 13, 20; September 3

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This summer, UW faculty members and teaching assistants can work to integrate teaching with technology, including Canvas sites, into their fall courses, with colleagues from across campus as well as technology and pedagogy experts from UW-IT and the Center for Teaching and Learning. These Canvas studio times—highly rated by faculty participants in the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute—are now open to all UW instructors; just drop in to UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 13 and August 20 (room 136) and September 3 (room 102). The online Canvas for Instructors Help Center is always available, and more studio times will be offered this academic year.

July 9, 2013

Find UW Tacoma Study Spaces With SpaceScout

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UW students can now view almost 70 UW Tacoma spaces in SpaceScout, the mobile and Web-based application designed to help students locate UW study spaces that meet their needs. Some 200 UW Seattle spaces were included when the app was released last fall, and UW Bothell spaces will be added in the coming year. Read the Campus Technology Innovators Award 2013 article about SpaceScout, developed by UW-IT in collaboration with UW Libraries, Computing Directors, and Housing and Food Services, with funding from the Student Technology Fee Committee.

June 25, 2013

Free Technology Workshops at UW Seattle; Improvements Underway

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UW-IT is offering a short technology workshop series for UW students, faculty, and staff through August 30, aimed at teaching technology skills in graphics and design, Web development, video, and audio. Over the summer, the instructional team will tackle a major workshop curriculum improvement effort to better align online materials with in-workshop content, making it easier for students to learn and review on their own. The new curriculum will start this fall. Register now.

June 4, 2013

Coming Soon: New UW Libraries Search

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UW Libraries will launch this summer a new and improved library system for finding books, articles, and more. The new UW Libraries Search will make it easier to find the information and materials you're looking for at the University of Washington Libraries and beyond. This new system will replace UW WorldCat and the UW-only catalog, and continues UW Libraries’ commitment to excellent services and collections for the UW community. Learn more or ask a question.

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 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.