June 25, 2013

Free Technology Workshops at UW Seattle; Improvements Underway

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UW-IT is offering a short technology workshop series for UW students, faculty, and staff through August 30, aimed at teaching technology skills in graphics and design, Web development, video, and audio. Over the summer, the instructional team will tackle a major workshop curriculum improvement effort to better align online materials with in-workshop content, making it easier for students to learn and review on their own. The new curriculum will start this fall. Register now.

June 4, 2013

Coming Soon: New UW Libraries Search

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UW Libraries will launch this summer a new and improved library system for finding books, articles, and more. The new UW Libraries Search will make it easier to find the information and materials you're looking for at the University of Washington Libraries and beyond. This new system will replace UW WorldCat and the UW-only catalog, and continues UW Libraries’ commitment to excellent services and collections for the UW community. Learn more or ask a question.

June 3, 2013

Find Spaces to Study for Finals: Use UW’s Award-Winning SpaceScout App

SpaceScout mobile view

SpaceScout, a Web and mobile app developed by UW-IT, helps students find the perfect place to study. Check out SpaceScout at on your browser or smartphone, or download the app from iTunes. SpaceScout was one of nine winners selected from 235 entries to receive a 2013 Campus Technology Innovator award in the Student Systems and Services category on June 1, and will be featured in the July issue of Campus Technology magazine. Learn more about SpaceScout.

May 31, 2013

Summer Tips From UW Libraries

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Going on vacation for a few weeks or months? Get summer tips from UW Libraries to find out what you need to know before you go, including how to renew your books and pay your fines online. Want to continue to borrow materials once you’ve graduated? You’ll find helpful information whether you are searching for work or just looking for a good book or DVD.

May 30, 2013

E-RESOURCE: JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections


Expanding the JSTOR content already available to the UW community of researchers, the UW Libraries now provides access to both the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI collections. These new UW-restricted collections increase JSTOR’s broad coverage of social sciences, business, and the humanities. JSTOR Arts & Sciences X was purchased in cooperation with the Faculty Fund for Library Excellence.

May 29, 2013

IT Connect Web Site Being Redesigned for Mobile Ease of Use

New IT Connect WordPress home page

When IT Connect re-launches as a “mobile first” website later this summer, you will have UW technology tools, instructions, and resources at your fingertips on any device you use. The new design responds to input from users, offering a streamlined approach that makes it easier to find information through better search and navigation. The new site also will offer improved accessibility for people who use assistive technologies. Get ready to say goodbye to the current IT Connect orange.

May 13, 2013

Online TV for UW Residence Hall Students: Testing Underway


More than 1700 UW residence hall students are watching TV news, sports, and more from their laptops anywhere on campus in a trial run that started in April and runs through spring quarter. The Tivli online TV service provides 32 channels and will likely expand to 72 if implemented in the fall, reports The Daily. Access to HBO and HBO GO was just added this month. Authorized students can point their laptop Web browser to Access to non-local cable channels is only available to HuskyTV subscribers, including UW students living in residence halls.

May 10, 2013

UW Students Get Course Registration Planning Help in MyPlan


UW students can more easily plan for class registration using new features recently added to MyPlan, the online academic planning tool for students and their advisers. Now you can get real-time seat availability for each section and view your plan one quarter at a time, displaying sections from the current Time Schedule that you can easily add or delete. Coming next: Notification of suspended or withdrawn sections, plus the ability to check your plan against degree requirements, including running a degree audit report in MyPlan.

May 9, 2013

UW Teleconferencing Service Improvements Coming

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A more reliable and secure UW teleconferencing service for subscribers goes live June 19, continuing to provide on-demand conference calls for up to 30 participants. This new version of the Meet-Me Conferencing service uses a new, single conference number (206-616-CONF), with each on-demand conference account having a distinct passcode, which helps with security and system administration. The current monthly rate for this service, provided through UW-IT, will remain the same. Get details.

May 7, 2013

E-RESOURCE: Underground & Independent Comics

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Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is a scholarly, primary-source database focused on comic books and graphic novels for adults. It includes original works of both famous and overlooked artists, with interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this art form. This UW-restricted resource is provided by the UW Libraries.