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March 3, 2015

UW to Continue With Semi-Monthly Pay in Workday

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The UW will not implement a biweekly pay cycle due to the many complexities in UW’s pay practices, along with challenges in reporting employee compensation on a monthly basis to the State. Rather, the University will maintain a semi-monthly pay frequency in Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system in the works. The pay frequency for all UW employees will remain the same as it is now, occurring on the 10th and 25th of each month. Learn more about this decision and next steps.

February 10, 2015

SpaceScout Offers More Study Spaces: For All UW Campuses

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UW students on all three campuses now have more study spaces to choose from when using the UW’s SpaceScout Web app to discover their perfect study spot. At UW Seattle, 50 more spaces have been added for a total of 250 study spots. UW Bothell students now can explore nearly 70 spaces, while UW Tacoma students have 68 spaces to consider. Go to spacescout.uw.edu and select your campus.

February 9, 2015

MediaAMP Media Manager for Canvas Coming in March; Info Session Feb. 23

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UW instructors who use the Canvas learning management system for their courses will soon have more options for integrating audio and video content by using fee-based MediaAMP, the cloud-based content-sharing tool offered by UW-IT. This solution works well for people with existing media collections as well as for those who record content with Panopto, Camtasia, Mediasite and many other systems. For more information about MediaAMP Media Manager for Canvas, register for the Info Session on February 23 to see a demo of this and other digital media tools.

February 6, 2015

UW Tech Talks: February 19

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UW’s technology support community is invited to this quarter’s Tech Talks to hear presentations on Enterprise Architecture in Action, UW-IT’s Data Backups and Archives Service Refresh, and more. For details, check the Tech Talks Web page. Mark your calendar: Thursday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220 at UW Seattle.

February 4, 2015

E-RESOURCE: LGBT Studies in Video

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Interested in learning more about LGBT history, gay culture or civil rights? Or LGBT families, transgender issues, or global sexuality issues? Explore LGBT Studies in Video, a diverse online collection of streaming video documentaries, interviews and archival footage. Researchers in a wide range of disciplines will find a rich store of materials on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political, cultural and social movements. This UW-restricted resource is brought to you by University Libraries.

February 3, 2015

Adobe at the UW: Changes Effective February 27

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Adobe recently announced licensing changes for Creative Suite, effective February 27, 2015, that moves it to a subscription-based service. While ongoing negotiations by the UW with Adobe have yet to reach a cost-effective solution for an Adobe Creative Cloud campus license, departments have several options. They can continue to use Creative Suite 6, or adopt Adobe’s new per device and/or named user licensing model, or purchase free or low-cost alternatives. Get details.

January 30, 2015

UW Employees: Get Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus at No Cost

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UW faculty and staff now have the same free access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus as UW students. The UW’s subscription provides online distribution of Office applications for installation on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five Windows tablets, iPads or smartphones—on both personal and UW-owned computers and devices. It includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Lync and Access. Visit the IT Connect UWare page to get details and download instructions for Office 365 ProPlus. This program is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee.

January 28, 2015

Open Source Software Academia Town Hall at UW Seattle: February 2

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UW students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend an evening of discussion focused on “What can academia learn from open source?” on Monday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the UW Physics/Astronomy Auditorium at UW Seattle. A panel of six experts will discuss the vital role of software in academia and how institutions must adapt to support software tools and their producers. A reception follows. Get your free tickets.