June 30, 2014
The improved UW Libraries Search (beta) is now front and center on the Libraries’ homepage for summer quarter, for you to try and then send feedback. It includes a number of new requested features such as tools for quickly copying a citation, stable "permalinks" that you can save or share, and the ability to narrow your results to a particular Library building. See the guide to UW Libraries Search beta for tips and help.
April 23, 2014
Competing against 62 other entries, UW’s IT Connect website recently won a Society for Technical Communication (STC) International Summit 2014 Award of Excellence. STC is an organization of professional communicators, and this annual award recognizes “exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.” Winning this award validates UW-IT’s work when redesigning IT Connect last year to create a user-friendly, mobile, responsive, and accessible website on information technology tools and resources for the UW community.
March 18, 2014
UW SkyDrive Pro has been renamed UW OneDrive for Business to align with Microsoft’s rebranding of this online service for the UW community that offers file storage, collaboration and communication. If you’ve used UW SkyDrive Pro, all of your files are available on UW OneDrive for Business. Just sign in as usual.
January 29, 2014
A refreshed University of Washington home page was revealed in late January, bringing lighter colors, responsive design and improved accessibility. Top stories now have one-click access, with the content and navigation remaining largely the same. A new “spotlight” section highlights UW events and websites, “Around Campus” features news and “Helpful Links” are geared for you. Future upgrades will come later this year. Read more on the University Marketing & Communications Web Team blog, or send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 11, 2013
All the teaching, learning, and research tools you have found on the LST website are moving to the new IT Connect site to take advantage of its streamlined design and navigation. The move also puts UW technology resources in one place, to make it easier for you to find the tools and news you need. The refreshed Learning Technologies Workshops is available now; online documentation for Canvas, Tegrity, Catalyst, and other tools will be available on IT Connect in November.
October 8, 2013
The redesigned UW Libraries website features a fresh look and streamlined navigation to the most popular services and resources, including special menus for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty/staff, K-12 visitors, and more. And the “off-campus access button” is gone; just click on the resource you want and you will be prompted for your UW NetID when necessary. The new site, designed with the user’s needs in mind, works with any device. Your feedback will inform ongoing improvements.
July 10, 2013
The IT Connect website has a new look and feel, using a “mobile first” responsive design to help you find UW information technology tools and resources you need with whatever device you are using. The new, more accessible website uses the WordPress content management system, and the content and site design have been simplified and streamlined, with input from the UW community. Check it out and let us know what you think.