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April 14, 2015

UW Wi-Fi Gets Positive Ratings in Survey of Students, Faculty

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UW students and faculty are much more satisfied with Wi-Fi on campus and in instructional spaces compared with students and faculty at peer institutions, according to a 2014 survey about technology experiences at the UW and other universities. UW students also rate ease of login and network performance higher than students at other colleges. The survey is conducted every spring by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) in conjunction with UW-IT.

April 13, 2015

Survey Asks: What Is Your Experience With UW-IT?

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A random sample of UW students, faculty and staff from all three campuses will be invited to complete a brief survey in early May about their experiences with UW-IT. The survey will ask about customer experiences with a selection of services including help@uw.edu, collaborative tools, Wi-Fi, classrooms, research technologies and more. If you are invited, please take the survey to provide your feedback to UW-IT. The confidential survey will be administered by the UW Office of Educational Assessment, with results reported in the fall.

April 11, 2015

UW Tech Talks May 13; Presentation Proposals due May 4

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UW’s technology support community is invited to the Spring Quarter Campus Tech Talks to share ideas, expertise and case studies. If you have a topic you would like to present, contact Stephen Bangs with your presentation proposal by May 4. Past topics include advanced teaching and learning, identity management, and software licensing. See past presentations in the Tech Talks archive. Save the date: Wednesday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, UW Seattle.

April 10, 2015

No Indirect Cost Charges on UW-IT Research Storage, Compute and Cloud Services

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Effective April 1, UW-IT research storage, compute and contracted cloud services are no longer subject to the Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rate for sponsored research expenditures, reflected in the updated UW Grants Information Memorandum 13. UW-IT offers large-scale storage and compute services to UW’s research community, including cloud service from vendors such as Microsoft and Amazon, giving Principal Investigators options to expand or reduce usage, as well as migrate between services. Learn more about UW-IT services to support research.

April 8, 2015

“Relevant Events” on MyUW Mobile Helps Students Maximize Their UW Experience

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UW students will soon see upcoming happenings that might be of interest to them, based on their major, on MyUW Mobile’s just released “Relevant Events.” MyUW Mobile pulls event data from departmental calendars that use the UW’s event calendar software, Trumba, and displays it for students. Learn more about how it works. Only calendars that run on Trumba can show events on MyUW Mobile through this new integration. Departments that want to switch to Trumba can contact help@uw.edu for assistance.

April 6, 2015

UW TechConnect 2015 Materials Now Online

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This year’s TechConnect Conference on March 24 attracted 400 members of the University’s IT community who chose from the day’s 15 programs and connected with peers from 28 departments. Event photos and presentations are now online. For those who were not able to attend, the updated website provides a great way to tune in and see why you’ll want to come next year.

April 2, 2015

E-RESOURCE: ProQuest International Datasets

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Need data? Check out ProQuest International Datasets, a collection of over 50,000 datasets from governments, international organizations and research firms. Search or browse to find financial data, crime statistics, mortality rates, commodities prices, global imports and exports, and more. Compare countries, select data elements and choose how you would like to display and export your data. This UW-restricted resource is brought to you by the University Libraries.

March 27, 2015

FY 2016 Technology Recharge Fee Will Help Address Rising IT Costs

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The Technology Recharge Fee will increase by 1.9 percent in FY 2016 to address escalating costs of IT operations. This is the first net increase since the fee was implemented in FY 2011 and was recommended by the IT Service Investment Board and approved by the Provost. The fee provides support for essential information technology services delivered by UW-IT. Effective July 1, the rates will be $55.51 for academic and administrative units and $50.91 for the Medical Centers.

March 25, 2015

UW TechConnect: Take a Quick Survey to Provide Feedback

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If you attended all or part of the UW TechConnect Conference on Tuesday, March 24, let the planning committee know if the day was a success. Take a five-minute survey to share what added most value and what feedback you have to help inform planning for future technology events. [NOTE: This survey closed midnight April 3, 2015.]

March 23, 2015

Get Notified of Your UW Voicemail Messages by Email

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To make it easier to access your UW voicemail messages, you can now arrange to be notified by email when a new voicemail message is received. You can even listen to the message if you opt to include a copy of the voicemail as a sound (.wav) attachment. It is quick and easy to set up your notification using the Web PhoneManager; just follow the instructions. UW-IT recently upgraded the UW voicemail system to enable this requested feature.