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August 11, 2014

Free “Intro to Panopto Lecture Capture” Workshops This Summer

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Free workshops on UW’s new single solution for lecture capture, Panopto, are available this summer to help staff and faculty get ready for fall quarter. These two-hour introductory sessions, offered by UW-IT, are held in UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Register online for an upcoming class on August 21August 25, September 3 or September 8. For more information about this tool, read the Panopto FAQs and visit the Panopto Help Center.

August 8, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Medici.tv

Singer from Madame Butterfly opera

If you are a fan of classical music, opera or ballet, you will not want to miss Medici.tv. This e-resource offers over 1300 streaming videos of classical music concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master-classes, educational films and artist profiles in a searchable database. It is brought to you by the UW Libraries.

August 6, 2014

Technical Update Forums on New UW HR/Payroll System: Aug. 13, 28

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UW technical staff are invited to attend a Technical Update Forum to understand the systems being impacted by the UW’s new HR/Payroll system and what you need to do to prepare. Each of the two-hour sessions includes a showcase of the technical capabilities and features available in Workday (the new HR/Payroll system vendor) and information on system configuration requirements and integration points. Register online:

  • August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in UW Tower Auditorium - REGISTER
  • August 28, 10:00 a.m. to noon in Kane Hall, Room 110 – REGISTER
  • For UW Medicine Technical Staff: August 28, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Harborview Medical Center R&T Auditorium – REGISTER
August 5, 2014

UW Hosted Microsoft’s Student Tech "Imagine Cup" Competition; Sign Up for 2015

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UW hosted Microsoft’s “Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals” student technology competition, which drew 125 high school and college students from over 30 countries the week of July 28, the first time the 11-year event was held at a university. Teams stayed in UW Seattle’s residence halls and used Microsoft hardware and software to develop entries in Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship on the theme “imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.” Read about the Imagine Cup 2014 winners. Students can register for the 2015 event now.  

August 4, 2014

UW Business Intelligence Portal Now Offers Visualizations

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The UW Business Intelligence (BI) Portal now includes visualizations in its searchable catalog of central reports and analytics from the University’s Enterprise Data Warehouse, enabling users to go to just one location to find the information they need. The newly added Tableau visualizations are of student data from UW Profiles, institutional dashboards created by the Office of Planning and Budgeting and UW-IT. Additional enhancements include new Knowledge Base articles and user improvements for tablet access. 

July 7, 2014

UW-IT’s New Service Management Tool: Check Request Status in Real Time

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Beginning July 8, UW-IT will adopt a new service management tool to replace its existing ticketing system and improve customer service and response. When you send email to help@uw.edu and other UW-IT email addresses, you’ll notice the response is a bit different. It will include a confirmation with a link to check the status of your request in real time. All UW-IT services will transition to this new tool—called UW Connect—by July 15. This initial change sets the foundation for future improvements including enhanced customer response.

July 2, 2014

IT TRAINING: Making Data Work for You—Free Workshops From UW-IT

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Learn the tools and techniques to start using and making the most of University data through four free workshops for UW faculty and staff, all from UW-IT. These one- or two-hour courses include the Enterprise Data Warehouse, handling data to see trends and patterns, and Tableau software for creating dynamic visualizations of large data sets, with a one-day “fundamentals” class for the Tableau Desktop beginner. Register online.

June 27, 2014

Hand-off to Registration Added to MyPlan, the UW’s Award-Winning Academic Planning Tool

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New features in MyPlan allow UW students to build schedules, find classes that meet specific day and time criteria, and hand-off a schedule of classes to the UW's registration system. These high priority needs, identified by students, bring more of the information and tasks associated with preparing for registration into an integrated system. Also, on June 1, MyPlan was one of 11 winners selected from 215 entries to receive a 2014 Campus Technology Innovator award in the Student Systems and Services category.