August 6, 2013

Drop-In Canvas Course Site Help for UW Instructors: August 13, 20; September 3

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This summer, UW faculty members and teaching assistants can work to integrate teaching with technology, including Canvas sites, into their fall courses, with colleagues from across campus as well as technology and pedagogy experts from UW-IT and the Center for Teaching and Learning. These Canvas studio times—highly rated by faculty participants in the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute—are now open to all UW instructors; just drop in to UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 13 and August 20 (room 136) and September 3 (room 102). The online Canvas for Instructors Help Center is always available, and more studio times will be offered this academic year.

August 2, 2013

New UW Financial Aid “Shopping Sheet” for Students

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A new Financial Aid “Shopping Sheet” is now available for prospective students that provides easy-to-read information about the University’s costs and their UW financial aid package. The Shopping Sheet makes it easier for students to compare offers from different colleges by using a standardized template, developed by the US Department of Education, which 500 colleges and universities have committed to adopting during the 2013-2014 school year. The UW’s Shopping Sheet was developed by UW-IT and the Office of Student Financial Aid, and is available in the financial aid status portion of Student Personal Services, which can be accessed through MyUW.

July 16, 2013

New UW Events Calendar Uses Trumba

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The new UW Events Calendar is now live on all three UW campuses and provides easy sharing of events, including event registration. It offers an improved mobile experience and user interface, and many ways to display and feature events on your websites. The new calendar runs on Trumba software and is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee. To request a departmental calendar on this system, complete this brief WebQ.

July 15, 2013

HR/Payroll Modernization: Business Process Redesign Open House Sept. 12

HR/Payroll ModernizationTo better understand the changes that a new HR and Payroll system will create, the UW community is invited to a Business Process Redesign Open House on September 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the UW Seattle HUB Lyceum room. Come learn how the effort to redesign HR and payroll business processes across the University will aid in selecting a new HR/P system, and hear about the future design of those processes, anticipated benefits, and potential impacts. The process redesign effort, part of the HR/Payroll Modernization (HR/P) initiative, is crucial for realizing major efficiencies across units.

July 12, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychological Association, is now available to the UW community courtesy of the UW Libraries. Used by clinicians to diagnose psychological ailments in patients, this official manual has been completely reorganized and updated with current information from the research literature. Descriptions, diagnostic criteria and codes, and prevalence information is included for disorders such as agoraphobia, delirium, narcolepsy, and post-traumatic stress. Click “DSM Library” in the light blue band above the search box.

July 11, 2013

SPSS: UW License Renewed; Get Through UWare

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The UW’s licensing agreement with IBM for the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) has been renewed. The UW’s SPSS 21 annual subscription is available to UW faculty, staff, and all students, but must be renewed each year. The UW’s SPSS 19 perpetual license does not need to be renewed, but is available only to UW faculty, staff, and graduate students (not undergraduates). Both may be used on UW-owned or leased computers and personal home computers. UW-IT manages the license, and offers the software through UWare.

July 10, 2013

Redesigned IT Connect Website: Easier to Navigate, Use on Mobile Devices

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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.

July 9, 2013

Find UW Tacoma Study Spaces With SpaceScout

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UW students can now view almost 70 UW Tacoma spaces in SpaceScout, the mobile and Web-based application designed to help students locate UW study spaces that meet their needs. Some 200 UW Seattle spaces were included when the app was released last fall, and UW Bothell spaces will be added in the coming year. Read the Campus Technology Innovators Award 2013 article about SpaceScout, developed by UW-IT in collaboration with UW Libraries, Computing Directors, and Housing and Food Services, with funding from the Student Technology Fee Committee.

July 8, 2013

Workshops: Get Started With UW's Enterprise Data Warehouse; Grow Analysis Skills

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Get started using the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and advance your data analysis skills in two new free workshops offered by UW-IT. EDW 101 is a one-hour overview of the types of data—academic, finance, human resources, research—in the EDW, tools available, and how to get started using them. In Handling Data 101, learn to take control of your data so you can see trends and patterns at a glance. Register now.


July 5, 2013

Online Training Helps You Safeguard UW and Personal Information

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Learn how to handle and safeguard personal and UW institutional information in Security and Privacy 101, a short, engaging, information-filled video from the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Threats to our data are real, so find out what you are responsible for, what is valuable to cybercriminals, and what you can do to protect your devices. Browse other useful online security-related training and information from CISO.