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October 13, 2013

“Life Beyond the Textbook” Ignite! Event at UW Seattle—Oct. 24

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Learn about the state of digital texts at an Ignite! event on October 24, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Odegaard Library, room 220. UW faculty and staff share how they have engaged students in new forms of reading, brought assignments to life, improved student outcomes, and built text and simulation systems from scratch. Ignite! sessions are fast-paced—presenters have exactly five minutes to share stories, ideas and strategies. The event begins with brief lessons learned from the recent UW-IT eTextbooks pilot. Learn more.

October 11, 2013

Find Canvas, Tegrity, Catalyst and Other LST Resources on IT Connect

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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 10, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Help Evaluate Potential Databases for UW Libraries

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Help the UW Libraries evaluate the research and teaching potential of new databases with databases “on trial”. As funding for these databases is limited, your feedback will help decide which ones are added. UW students, faculty, and staff have  temporary access to these databases, which include primary documents, industry reports, government documents, video, and more, so take a look and weigh in soon.

October 9, 2013

Microsoft Products for File Storage, Collaboration Now Available: UW SkyDrive Pro and UW Lync

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New optional file storage/sharing and collaboration services from Microsoft are now available at no additional fee to UW students, faculty, and staff. UW SkyDrive Pro provides 25GB of cloud-based file storage. UW Lync offers online meetings (with voice, video, and screen-sharing), virtual whiteboards, instant messaging, presence indication, and more. Both services are HIPAA and FERPA compliant.

October 8, 2013

Redesigned UW Libraries Website Streamlined for All Devices

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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.

October 1, 2013

Register for Fall Tech Webinars Offered by UW POD

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Want to learn more about using Microsoft, Adobe, or Google products? Consider fall Webinars for UW faculty, staff, and students offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD). Read details about Microsoft Access 2010 Techniques—Beginner and Adobe Dreamweaver Techniques—Intermediate. Get information including fees for all upcoming Webinars—on Excel, Visio, Word, Google Analytics, Emerging Collaboration Technologies, and more—and register online.

September 24, 2013

CSS Joins UW-IT as Classroom Technology & Events; New Active Learning Classrooms

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To position UW Seattle to better respond to rapid changes in classroom technology, Classroom Support Services (CSS) has moved to UW Information Technology and changed its name to Classroom Technology & Events (CTE), effective July 1. CTE supports 300 general-use classrooms, oversees classroom construction projects, and provides event services. Over the summer, CTE expanded the digital equipment available for student loan, upgraded technology in many classrooms—with more planned in the next two years—and, with UW Libraries, created the new active learning classrooms in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

September 23, 2013

UW Student Technology Fair: Sept. 25

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See the latest tech devices and services at the UW Student Technology Fair, an official Dawg Daze Event held at UW Seattle on Wednesday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library first floor. Browse the current technology from UW tech partners including T-Mobile, Sony, Microsoft Research, the University Bookstore Tech Center and others. Get UW mobile apps, see what technology is available to borrow, and more. UW students can enter to win prizes and collect vendor giveaways, and faculty and staff also are welcome to stop by.

September 20, 2013

Sign Up for Technology Workshops at UW Seattle; Curriculum Online

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Whether you want to learn Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, or the Canvas learning management system, UW-IT provides a variety of resources at no charge for UW students, faculty and staff. These learning tools include workshops and drop-in "Studio Times" at UW Seattle, as well as online curriculum, which is moving into the IT Connect website. Use the calendar to sign up for workshops.