October 14, 2014
Take advantage of free technology workshops offered this quarter by UW-IT for UW students, faculty and staff. New workshops geared toward students include Adobe After Effects, a video editing program (Nov. 4). Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals is also offered (Nov. 17). Register for both online. Faculty can sign up for a two-part workshop (Oct. 21 and Nov. 4) on best practices in using TurnItIn as a pedagogical tool; offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, UW Libraries and UW-IT.
October 13, 2014
The UW technology support community is invited to the November 4 Tech Talks, to share ideas, expertise, case studies and more. The keynote, on how IT leaders and faculty can best work together to advance teaching and learning, will be presented by Phil Reid, UW-IT’s Academic Services Associate Vice Provost and Professor of Chemistry. If you have a topic to present, contact Stephen Bangs by October 24. Time and location: 10:00 a.m. – noon, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220.
October 12, 2014
Interactive UW data dashboards enable prospective students, higher education institutions and the general public to explore UW enrollment and degree trends, and undergraduate graduation and retention rates. Called Public Profiles, it was developed by the Office of Planning & Budgeting and was released this summer. More extensive UW data dashboards, UW Profiles, have been available to the UW community since fall 2013.
October 10, 2014
UW colleges and departments can use three new data visualizations in the UW Business Intelligence (BI) portal to understand how many spaces are needed to accommodate the demand for each course, based on Notify.UW data. All academic units are included and information is available for the current quarter—refreshed each weekday at 6:30 a.m.—and for each quarter since winter 2013. To access the Current Course Demand, Current Notify Course Demand or Trends in Course Demand visualizations, you must have access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Tableau Server.
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.
October 7, 2014
Track global venture capital, investment trends, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings activity with CB Insights, a private company database of companies and investors. Search by industry sector, investment stage, company status, funding, location, industry and many more criteria. Brought to you by University Libraries. Note: Individual account required.
October 3, 2014
Do you know how to avoid being “phished”, or how to protect yourself from viruses and worms? Watch a two-minute smart computing tips video on security and privacy, from the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Learn even more through CISO’s Security and Privacy 101 training. October is Cyber Security Awareness month.