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October 29, 2014

MyUW Mobile: Now With Registration Info, Tuition and Fee Balances

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An updated MyUW Mobile now offers students registration notices including holds and dates, tuition and fees account balances and due dates, as well as legal notices and other personal content. New content will be released frequently; in the next update students will be able to view their addresses on file, and see major, minor and class standing. Visit MyUW with your mobile device.

October 28, 2014

Use MyPlan to Register for Classes

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MyPlan, the UW’s academic planning tool, now offers students two paths to register for classes. Students can compare course sections side-by-side using Schedule Builder, create a schedule that best fits their quarter goals, and then select  “View/Register” to hand off their courses to the Registration system. Alternatively, students can add courses and sections to their plan, check the Registration box to see if their courses are ready to send, and then select the “Register” button to begin the hand-off process. View the MyPlan registration video.

October 27, 2014

IT Training: Free Data Analysis Workshops

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Learn data analysis techniques to help you use data to spot trends and inform decision making. Free UW-IT workshops teach UW staff and faculty how to visualize their data using Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool, and perform drag and drop analysis using Excel. No programming skills required. Register online.

October 23, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Environmental Studies in Video

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Studying environmental issues? Then take a look at Environmental Studies in Video, an interdisciplinary collection of over 500 environmental studies–related films. Among the topics included are alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, farming and agriculture, sustainability and climate change. Beyond the sciences, the collection includes films about business, policy and politics, anthropology and more. This e-resource is brought to you by University Libraries.

October 14, 2014

Register for Free IT Workshops: Adobe After Effects, TurnItIn and More

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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

Fall Quarter Campus Tech Talks: Nov. 4

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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

Public Version of UW Profiles Now Available

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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 Course Demand Analytics Now Available

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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 DemandCurrent Notify Course Demand or Trends in Course Demand visualizations, you must have access to the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Tableau Server.