Technology Center

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 You can locate them on your Canvas dashboard in the Unpublished Courses section.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…

June 8, 2023

Coming this Winter: Canvas Retention Policy

Yanko Michea

Content created in the UW Canvas LMS is retained for five years after the end of the academic year (considered to be June) in which the course section was offered. As this is the first year the policy will be implemented, courses from Autumn 2012 through Spring 2018 will be deleted on December 18, 2023….

Generative AI Conversations

Yanko Michea

The term generative artificial intelligence describes a set of tools using algorithmic “brains” to create new content, including text, image, audio, or video. One of the most popular of these tools is ChatGPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer), an online software tool that can answer any question based on a 4-year-old dataset. This technology has raised many…

Panopto Retention Policy

Yanko Michea

To comply with the University of Washington’s records retention policies — and to adapt to a new Panopto contract that charges for the number of recordings created, archived and stored — UW Information Technology will begin implementing a retention policy for Panopto recordings in June. June 12, 2023: recordings not viewed in the previous 24…

Institutional Research


Greetings from Institutional Research! For those I haven’t met yet, I am the College’s new IR Director. As I continue to acclimate to the College of Education, I’m asking for your patience as I implement systems that will work well for myself and all of you. For data requests, please keep the following in mind…

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