UW Information Technology

Covid-19


May 3, 2021

When a pandemic hits, configuring work computers goes on autopilot

In the past year, UW Information Technology has pushed the boundaries of tech to ensure UW staff, among others, get their hands on the tools they need while the pandemic keeps nearly everyone away from campus. Autopilot is but one example.


October 13, 2020

UW COVID-19 research reveals potential tools against virus

When a new and deadly coronavirus began to sweep across the world earlier this year, researchers from the UW’s Department of Physics, the University of Hong Kong and other institutions quickly assembled a team to learn how B cells — a central player in adaptive immunity — were engaging this enemy. Read why B cells…


June 4, 2020

In response to COVID-19, an entire community mobilizes online

Colleagues in Zoom meeting

When the UW transitioned to remote work and instruction to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it set in motion a massive operation to support tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff through the transition.


May 28, 2020

Shifting thousands to remote classes at breakneck speed

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When tens of thousands of students and faculty switched to remote classes in March to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the teams that support the teaching and learning experience worked at breakneck speed to smooth the transition.


May 20, 2020

History’s place in an online world

Alan Wood Professor Emeritus, UW Bothell

As one of the founding faculty members of UW Bothell, Alan Wood has always supported the school’s mission to serve placebound, timebound, and workbound students who could not enroll in traditional university courses. “It never occurred to me that now we would face a fourth category of students — disease-bound.”


No one left behind: COVID-19 pandemic underscores need for accessibility

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Remote learning with tools that are accessible has made learning and work actually easier for many students with disabilities. And that has been a welcome change.


May 19, 2020

Digital transformation pays off big during pandemic

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When the paper-based admissions processes for transfer and post-baccalaureate students went entirely paperless last year, no one expected that a coronavirus pandemic would put the system to the test so quickly.


And the work must go on

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Ingenuity has become UW-IT’s watchword because nothing during the COVID-19 pandemic has been normal, except for this: UW has a strong IT infrastructure to support remote work.


Help a phone call away

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When ten customer service call centers across the UW needed to convert to home-based operations in response to the pandemic, they were able to move quickly, thanks to the University’s investment in a modern telecommunications infrastructure and support from UW Information Technology.


April 24, 2020

Delivering innovative network solutions to the frontlines of COVID-19

Teams from UW-IT and UW Medicine come together in an intensive cross-unit collaboration to develop wired, wireless and telecommunications network connections in locations never before attempted — and in record time to fight COVID-19.