Technology Center

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


Technology Teaching Fellows Institute Online, June 20-August 5, 2022

Yanko Michea

Apply to become a Technology Teaching Fellow and join faculty colleagues, CTL consultants, and learning technologists at the 2022 Technology Teaching Fellows Institute! The UW Center for Teaching and Learning invites applications focused on: Developing a new online/hybrid course Creating an online version of an in-person course Redesigning an existing online course Developing interactive digital…


New Zoom Feature

Yanko Michea

Spice up your slideshow presentations with a nice picture -in picture effect! Set your PowerPoint as your virtual background and place yourself on top of the PowerPoint. Easily move and resize your video to ensure you don’t block any crucial information. This feature will help you add an extra communication channel while people look at…


Better Email Spam Detection

Yanko Michea

All incoming email is automatically scanned in search of illegitimate messages (junk mail, phishing, etc.). UW IT has been working on finding a replacement for the current email filtering system. This new system will be rolled out during the month of March, and even though we do not anticipate any service interruption or negative impact,…


Login to Eduroam

Yanko Michea

Eduroam is a secure, encrypted Wi-Fi network available at the UW and the preferred Wi-Fi connection method for UW. As we return to our face-to-face activities, you may experience problems reconnecting with this network. This is due to recent changes in the technology used to authenticate your device. As of February 1, 2022, Connecting to…


February 11, 2022

College Database Updates 128

Paul Hanisko

Work Complete 1/24/22 – 2/11/22 Applicant Review (Complete) The Apply Committee tool (assign new committee members to existing applications) will not prune reviewers that have a reason other than “Committee”. For example, if you added a reviewer because they were “Mentioned by Applicant” they won’t be removed by Apply Committee. OnCourse (Complete) Student facing public…


January 24, 2022

College Database Updates 127

Paul Hanisko

Work Complete 1/3/22 – 1/21/22 Applicant Review Update report filters to follow current COE Areas. Keep TEP and Undergraduate as their own report filter group since these have their own distinct review process and timing. Add “Reason” field to application Reviewers. The Reason field allows Office of Student Service to describe why a particular reviewer…


January 3, 2022

College Database Updates 126

Paul Hanisko

Updates deployed 12/20/2021 – 12/29/2021. OnCourse Course Variant names are displayed on report pages when section has a non-default Variant. Course Variant names are displayed in Italics with asterisk. Clicking Variant name will display the course curriculum title. Removed Canceled sections from Instructor Review report. Most table headers will stick at top of viewport when…


December 7, 2021

Remember to Clean up Your Email Inbox

Yanko Michea

Email is considered a record containing evidence of official University business. As such, email (along with other kind of electronic records), can be part of Public Records Requests. Every UW employee is individually responsible for handling and managing these records in accordance with existing policies and procedures. From this perspective, there are two kinds of…


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