News

February 10, 2014

UW Student, Faculty Surveys on Technology Use and Expectations

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In late February, a sampling of UW students and, for the first time, faculty will receive a survey from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) about their technology use at the UW, one of more than 250 participating universities. See an infographic of which technologies UW students use to support their academic success, based on results from the 2013 student survey, plus a benchmark report comparing technology use at UW with other institutions.

February 6, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Literature Online

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Are you studying literature, or looking for criticism and background on literary works? Literature Online is a collection of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama as well as bibliographies, biographical information and reference resources, including 328 journals. It is a useful starting point for a wide range of literary and linguistic inquiry for undergraduates as well as advanced researchers, and is brought to you by UW Libraries.

February 4, 2014

New UW Teaching and Learning Opportunities With Canvas

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Students can now connect with librarians and research resources directly from their online course materials in Canvas, thanks to a collaboration between UW Libraries and UW-IT to integrate Library Subject Guides with the UW’s learning management system. TurningPoint student response clickers also are now integrated with Canvas. Instructors can have students register their clickers through Canvas so that their response data can be imported into Canvas to track participation, quizzes and other scores.

February 3, 2014

Enterprise Architecture Initiative: Uniting Business and Technology Strategies for UW

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A new University-wide Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative kicked-off in January to address the challenges of merging new technologies into the UW’s complex and dynamic environment. EA provides the structure and processes to ensure technology solutions are well-designed, cost-efficient and scalable, and meet UW strategic needs. UW-IT’s new Director of Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, Jim Phelps, will work with UW’s business and IT stakeholders to align business strategies and technology projects with each other and UW strategic directions. Get more information and see a three-minute video: “Why Enterprise Architecture?”

January 31, 2014

Digital Scholarship at UW: Register for February 19 Workshop

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UW students, faculty and researchers are invited to attend a two-hour “Digital Scholarship at UW” workshop on Wednesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. to connect with others on this topic. This is part of a “Collaborating with Strangers” (CoLAB) series that involves three-minute speed meetings to exchange and generate ideas, explore new partnerships or consider a research project. It is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School, UW Libraries and UW-IT. An RSVP is requested.

January 29, 2014

New Look for UW Home Page

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A refreshed University of Washington home page was revealed in late January, bringing lighter colors, responsive design and improved accessibility. Top stories now have one-click access, with the content and navigation remaining largely the same. A new “spotlight” section highlights UW events and websites, “Around Campus” features news and “Helpful Links” are geared for you. Future upgrades will come later this year. Read more on the University Marketing & Communications Web Team blog, or send feedback to uweb@uw.edu.

January 28, 2014

U Drive Electronic File Storage Quota Doubled to 10GB

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Individual quotas for U Drive, a personal UW file storage service, are being increased to 10GB per user to optimize resources, enable new uses and meet additional demands for space. U Drive, managed by UW-IT, offers UW students, faculty and staff general-purpose, backed-up electronic file storage that is accessible anywhere, anytime. The previous quota was 5GB. The Student Technology Fee Committee funds the student quota; the cost for the employee quota is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee. Get more information about U Drive.

January 23, 2014

UW Instructors: Register for New Teaching With Technology Workshops

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Registration is now open for a new series of workshops to help instructors better leverage technology to support teaching and learning. Called "In Practice,” the workshop topics include mini-lectures (February 12), enhanced interaction (February 19) and better peer review (February 26). They take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220. The workshops, co-designed by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and UW-IT, are open to instructors from all three campuses. Seating is limited, so register now at the CTL website.

January 14, 2014

Canvas, Tegrity, Catalyst and Other UW Teaching and Learning Resources Now on IT Connect

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The teaching, learning, and research tools you previously found on the LST website are now on IT Connect to take advantage of its mobile-friendly, accessible design. Instructors and staff can learn how to manage their courses with Canvas, record a lecture with Tegrity, submit grades with Catalyst GradeBook, and more. Students can get help on using course websites in Canvas and viewing a Tegrity recording, with convenient links to MyUW, MyPlan, and SpaceScout. Check out the new Teaching and Learning Tools page.