Technology Center

October 27, 2022

Cole Schoonmaker

Yanko Michea

“Hey everyone, I am originally from Portland Oregon and moved to Seattle about four years ago. I worked for a company as account manager, general helpdesk, and onboarding that provided basically every tool that a school could potentially need (CRM, CMS, SIS) for every department you can think of. Before that I worked at Bertschi…

October 26, 2022

CTL Featured Resources: Accessible Teaching Strategies

Yanko Michea

The Center for Teaching and Learning has published excellent resources for our community! From their website: … accessibility is a mindset and an ongoing process of planning, designing, and adapting our teaching around the needs of our students. While designing accessible, inclusive learning environments is essential for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, doing so…

Updating our College’s Website

Yanko Michea

We are actively working on a new design for our website. With applicants in mind, the new site will improve user experience by streamlining search and intuitive program design and content structure. Our first step was to engage with consultants to conduct user experience analysis, and now we are ready to move forward with design…

Improving our Onboarding Process

Yanko Michea

We have been piloting a new onboarding service for new hires. If you are the new person’s supervisor, you will receive an onboarding email with a link to a form to fill out so various depts (such as IT and/or finance) can have a head start on providing equipment or system access (if need be)….

Canvas/Panopto News

Yanko Michea

Effective March 22, 2023, learners will no longer be able to sign into the UW Canvas LMS or Panopto by using a commercial Gmail account. After this date, all individuals accessing Canvas and Panopto must use a personal UW NetID account. If you support guests and affiliates who sign in with commercial Gmail accounts and…

Expanding our Service Center

Yanko Michea

We have been expanding our ticketing system use. Now, you can use our portal to request services from our Help Desk, Building Services, and Finance Services. Managing requests through the service center helps each team to respond quickly and to improve request response and tracking. Our systems assign requests automatically based on the email you…

October 10, 2022

College Database Updates 129

Paul Hanisko

August 15, 2022 – October 7, 2022 Applicant Review (Complete) Added application triage tools that will help Student Services and program administrators complete check-in of application material so reviewers get complete files. (Complete) Added help article for Apply Portal that documents system and real-world workflows. (Complete) Refine menu and report names for Undergraduate Applications Started…

August 15, 2022

College Database Updates 128

Paul Hanisko

July 1, 2022 – August 12, 2022 Applicant Review (Complete) Better large upload warning and errors. Uploading attachments to Applicant Review or Student that were larger than the system’s 5MB limit used to trigger generic 500 errors. We have added validation that warns the user immediately when a large file is selected and provide a…

July 1, 2022

College Database Updates 127

Paul Hanisko

We’ve changed this blog post title to be clearer: “College Database Updates”. This post is a catch up, focusing on significant user facing changes over several months. Applicant Review Added Apply Portal question for current or transfering UW student. Applicant can delete a school / institution when creating their Apply Portal application. Applicant Intent (whether…

March 4, 2022

Using Microlectures to Improve Learning

Yanko Michea

EDUCAUSE recently published this article on Microlectures and about how to use them strategically to increase student engagement and learning: Short and Sweet: The Educational Benefits of Microlectures and Active Learning

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