News

November 25, 2014

HR/Payroll Modernization: Design Phase Complete; Biweekly Pay Coming in 2016

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The HR/Payroll Modernization Project has just completed its six-month design phase, including a key decision to move all UW employees to a biweekly pay schedule beginning January 2016, according to the Project’s recent newsletter, UW@Work. This change will result in 26 (rather than 24) slightly smaller paychecks each year, with total annual pay not affected. Learn more about how the new pay cycle affects you and submit a question for an upcoming FAQ. The UW’s new HR and payroll system will launch by late December 2015.

November 21, 2014

Mobile UW: New Look, Improved Access to UW Resources

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A major redesign of m.UW, the UW’s mobile app, makes it easier to access other popular UW mobile resources — including OneBusAway, SpaceScout, IT Connect and MyUW — as well as UW maps, news, sports, library and emergency contact information. Looking for a place to get breakfast, pizza or espresso on campus? Tap “Maps” and then “Places” in m.UW to find out what's open.

November 18, 2014

Technology’s Power to Improve Learning Is Focus of Provost’s Report

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The use of technology to engage students and improve learning is highlighted in the latest Provost’s report. Part of a series on trends and issues in higher education, the report focuses on the innovative work of 20 faculty and staff at UW’s three campuses who are using video, lecture capture, online discussions and other teaching technologies to reach their learning goals. Links to teaching with technology resources, both centrally and at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma, are included.

November 14, 2014

Get UW Computing Tips and More on YouTube

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A new two-minute video with tips on safeguarding your personal data and UW institutional information is now available on the UW-IT YouTube Channel. View the closed-captioned Top 12 Smart Computing Tips, created by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, for an entertaining reminder of how to keep your data safe. Note also two other videos on tech workshops and services specifically for UW students.

November 12, 2014

UW-IT Expands Evening Maintenance to Keep Classroom Equipment Working at UW Seattle

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To ensure instructors have dependable teaching equipment in the more than 300 UW Seattle general-use classrooms, UW-IT has expanded its maintenance program to run until midnight. Projectors, speakers, microphones, laptop cables and desktop computers now can be continually tested, repaired or replaced, and ready for use the next day. Instructors have expressed appreciation for “understanding the importance of functioning classroom equipment” and the “fast response” to their emails. UW-IT’s Classroom Technology & Events unit provides this service, which includes equipment tutorials for instructors teaching night classes as well as after-hours help.

November 3, 2014

UW Wi-Fi: Fast, Free, for Visitors

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The UW Wi-Fi network provides fast connections. To keep it that way, with more people connecting, UW-IT is continually upgrading the more than 9,281 Wi-Fi access points to meet demand. Just last week, 175,759 unique devices connected to our Wi-Fi network, with more than 6.7 million sessions transmitting a whopping 113+ Terabytes of data. Learn more about using Wi-Fi at the UW and how UW faculty and staff can assign wireless access for visitors. The UW also participates in eduroam, free wireless access for anyone visiting from any of the thousands of eduroam-enabled institutions.

October 31, 2014

HuskyTV: Pac-12 Mobile, Online Access at UW Seattle, and More

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UW is one of just three schools in the Pacific-12 athletic conference to offer online and mobile access to Pac-12 Now mobile app and Pac-12.com to UW Seattle students in residence halls, as part of HuskyTV. In addition to the regular 130+ cable TV service, streaming HuskyTV allows subscribers to watch 105 channels of educational, news, sports and entertainment programming anywhere on campus, use the cloud digital video recorder (DVR) service to record and watch shows later on a laptop, tablet or smartphone, as well as get HBO GO.

October 29, 2014

MyUW Mobile: Now With Registration Info, Tuition and Fee Balances

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An updated MyUW Mobile now offers students registration notices including holds and dates, tuition and fees account balances and due dates, as well as legal notices and other personal content. New content will be released frequently; in the next update students will be able to view their addresses on file, and see major, minor and class standing. Visit MyUW with your mobile device.

October 28, 2014

Use MyPlan to Register for Classes

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MyPlan, the UW’s academic planning tool, now offers students two paths to register for classes. Students can compare course sections side-by-side using Schedule Builder, create a schedule that best fits their quarter goals, and then select  “View/Register” to hand off their courses to the Registration system. Alternatively, students can add courses and sections to their plan, check the Registration box to see if their courses are ready to send, and then select the “Register” button to begin the hand-off process. View the MyPlan registration video.

October 27, 2014

IT Training: Free Data Analysis Workshops

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Learn data analysis techniques to help you use data to spot trends and inform decision making. Free UW-IT workshops teach UW staff and faculty how to visualize their data using Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool, and perform drag and drop analysis using Excel. No programming skills required. Register online.