September 8, 2014
A major upgrade to the UW’s telecommunications systems is underway, with UW-IT implementing a new Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service for 31,000 UW customers across all three campuses. This service will leverage a single network that integrates the delivery of voice, video and data, replacing an outdated infrastructure that is no longer supported by the vendor with modern technology. The new service will help meet the demand for collaboration and productivity tools to support students, faculty and staff. UW-IT will implement VoIP over the next three years, coordinated with other technology refresh efforts. Learn more.
September 4, 2014
For detailed market-research reports on consumer products, demographics and lifestyles, as well as e-commerce, social media, technology and more, go to Mintel Academic. Each user (student, faculty or staff) must create a personal login and password to use this e-resource, provided by UW Libraries.
September 3, 2014
UW students, faculty and staff can get an introduction to HTML5 programming as part of a series of fall Webinars offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD). Additional topics include techniques or tips and tricks for Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word, as well as Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox in Outlook. Most are 1.5 hours and $65 on a UW Budget. Register online.
August 11, 2014
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 21, August 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
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
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 5, 2014
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
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 30, 2014
UW students can now rate and review study spaces on campus with SpaceScout, an application that helps students find the perfect study space. In addition, students can send messages to friends about study spaces they’ve found and sync a list of favorite spaces across the Web and iOS versions. Learn more about SpaceScout.