Technology Center

July 8, 2021

Course Material Accessibility Support

Britta Ossim

As you prepare your Autumn courses, don’t forget that the CoE Technology Center can help you make your course materials more accessible for all students! If you will be uploading readings, sharing PowerPoint slides, or including videos in your materials, our group can remediate documents and caption Panopto videos so they are accessible to students…

Engaging Practices to Take into Autumn Quarter and Beyond

Britta Ossim

If you’re thinking about the practices from this past year of online learning that you’d like to take with you into your in-person and hybrid classrooms, a new article from Educause offers some great ideas. Improved Student Engagement in Higher Education’s New Normal outlines five teaching enhancements that can increase and sustain student engagement across multiple modes of instruction. 

July 2, 2021

UW Expanding use of 2FA

Yanko Michea

We have been using Two Factor Authentication (2FA) to enhance the security of our web apps (like Workday) for several years. This technology adds a layer of security by asking you to confirm your login attempt by authorizing access in a secondary device (usually you phone). This year, UW IT is expanding its use by…

Eduroam: prepare to re-onboard your devices

Yanko Michea

Eduroam is the secure and preferred encrypted WiFi service at UW (Read the longer. UW-IT has been working to improve our network’s security during this summer and some of these improvements will require for us to re-onboard our devices once we return to campus. For detailed instructions in how to proceed, please visit the Eduroam…

July 1, 2021

Privacy by Design

Yanko Michea

The UW Privacy Office keeps developing guidelines, policies and orientation materials to help us understand how to align our projects with current privacy practice. One of these is the idea of “Privacy by Design”, which underscores the importance of minimizing the risk of exposing data throughout the information lifecycle. As part of this effort, the…

Poll Everywhere website updates

Yanko Michea

Poll Everywhere is web based software to conduct synchronous and asynchronous polls. It can also be integrated in PowerPoint presentations, where polls can be complete using any kind of mobile device. Last month, there were some changes to the web interface to make it more user friendly and to help poll authors to organize their…

June 5, 2021

Thinking About Hybrid Learning Environments

Britta Ossim

As Spring quarter comes to a close, we in the Tech Center office are thinking ahead to Autumn quarter and the kinds of learning environments—in-person, online, or hybrid—that we all will encounter and create this fall. As you know, the university is planning a full return to in-person learning, and it will be so exciting…

June 4, 2021

eSignature Policy for the UW College of Education

Yanko Michea

As any educational organization, we are in constant need to collect and archive signed documents. With the increased availability of eSignature technology at our University, the College of Education recognizes the need for some guidelines to help faculty and staff to navigate this process. These recommendations apply to faculty and staff in the College of…

Hybrid Models Article: Flattening the Multimodal Learning Curve

Yanko Michea

This recently published report (March 2021) summarizes the opinions of educators and technologists in multiple countries, reflecting on available data about the massive transition towards diverse remote and hybrid educational models during this pandemic. The authors highlight the impact of flexible and interactive methodologies and the growing pressure of educational institutions to demonstrate greater value…

Accessible Technology Webinar Series


Accessible Technologies will be hosting webinars on popular IT Accessibility topics on the last Thursday of each month, 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm. Webinars are free but require registration.  Watch for registration links as we get closer to webinar dates. Future Webinar Schedule: June 24: Alternatives to PDF July 29: Teaching an Accessible Online Course August…

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