Technology Center

June 13, 2024

Working on Accessibility in Your Course? Start with TidyUp!

Aiden Sizemore

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We’ve all done it – added dozens of files into the Canvas Files area of our course to provide content and supplements to our students. It is what the Files area is made for. But then as quarters go by and we change or add more content, the old files have a tendency to stick…


May 31, 2024

Canvas Tips: Prepping for Summer Quarter & Beyond!

Aiden Sizemore

Hello CoE Huskies!  We wanted to send a note because Summer quarter is just around the corner! You’ll note Summer and Autumn Canvas sites are already available to start working on in Canvas. You can locate them on your Canvas dashboard in the Unpublished Courses section.   If you would like assistance with prepping your Canvas sites, now is…


May 28, 2024

Canvas Discussions & Announcements Redesign Launching June 12th!

Aiden Sizemore

Hello CoE Huskies! On June 12th, UW-IT will implement the redesign of Canvas Discussion and Announcements! The redesigned discussions and announcements has all of the same functionality of classic discussions and announcements, with a new look and a few additional features. Discussions and Announcements Redesign: What’s New?  You can now: Use the split screen to…


March 1, 2024

Canvas Tips: Prepping for Spring Quarter

Aiden Sizemore

Hello CoE Huskies!  We wanted to send a note because Spring quarter is just around the corner! You’ll note Spring and Summer Canvas sites are already available to start working on in Canvas. You can locate them on your Canvas dashboard in the Unpublished Courses section.   If you would like assistance with prepping your Canvas…


November 17, 2023

Seasonal Security Tips

Yanko Michea

As the winter holiday season approaches, it is essential to be vigilant against various scams that can manifest through email, text, phone, and social media messages. These scams target university communities with tactics like phishing, gift card scams, fraudulent holiday invitations, and job offers. Users are advised to exercise caution with email links and attachments,…


New UW Qualtrics Enterprise Agreement

Yanko Michea

UW-IT has recently made Qualtrics available for faculty and staff at UW. This new service will add some functionality (Stats iQ and Crosstabs iQ) and save our college the yearly cost of subscription. In order to use this service, we will need to migrate all our surveys. We understand this may be a complex process…


Your Old Canvas Courses Need Attention!

Yanko Michea

Courses created in Canvas before Summer 2018 will be deleted on December 18 of this year. If you would like to preserve any course content from this period, you can create a course archive by exporting your Canvas content ahead of December 18th. If you need assistance with this process, please submit a request to…


November 16, 2023

Canvas Tips: Prepping for Winter Quarter

Yanko Michea

Hello CoE Huskies!  We wanted to send a note because Winter quarter is just around the corner! You’ll note Winter and Spring Canvas sites are already available to start working on in Canvas. You can locate them on your Canvas dashboard in the Unpublished Courses section.   If you would like assistance with prepping your Canvas…


Fee-Based service for >100GB Google Shared Drives

Yanko Michea

Beginning July 2024, UW Google Shared Drives will transition to a fee-based service. Shared Drives will be available to UW employees at no charge for a subsidized tier of up to 100GB (subject to annual review), and for-fee service tiers for usage above that level. Estimated Pricing for 2024/2025  Google Shared Drive Size  Price / year …


A New Website for the College!

Yanko Michea

We are getting closer! As you may know, we have been working on upgrading the main College website for the past year.  We are targeting a release of the updated site for mid-January, after the end of the early January admissions cycle. Users will notice: easier navigation improved program information organization completely revised content significantly…


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