Technology Center


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…

December 3, 2021

Help UW-IT build a better website for tech tools, services & support

Yanko Michea

Have time to help make IT Connect better? IT Connect is the UW’s go-to website for info on tech tools, services and support. It is being reimagined and rebuilt to better serve the University. Help improve IT Connect for everyone! Visit the IT Connect user research page to volunteer for focus groups, card sorting and…

Improving Prospective Student Experience with our Website

Yanko Michea

Our website plays a vital role in interacting and engaging prospective students, and we want them to quickly find the program they are looking for. As part of this initiative, we will be working with Evolving Web (a consultant group with a significant portfolio in User Experience analysis) to improve our public website experience. We…

October 13, 2020

Practice caution with 3rd-party software

Yanko Michea

A message from Tom Lewis, Director of UW’s Academic Experience Design & Delivery: As we continue to work, teach, and do research remotely, UW-IT and the UW Privacy Office have seen an increase in vendors offering free or affordable solutions to our UW colleagues. While these offers may seem like great solutions, it is important…

May 28, 2020

Talking about socially distanced education…

Yanko Michea

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published a thoughtful article to help us to think about future strategies to develop healthy educational environments in this new socially distanced reality. The article summarizes different approaches from multiple educational institutions planning for fall.

May 15, 2020

EDUCAUSE fall planning survey results

Yanko Michea

EDUCAUSE published the results of a short national survey looking at higher ed institution’s response plans for the fall. Overall, institutions are preparing for multi-modal education, combining online with face-to-face models. Institutions are also looking at ways to improve faculty and student support and other services. If you want to learn more about this survey,…

April 28, 2020

More Accessibility Resources

Yanko Michea

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D. (Director, UW Accessible Technology & DO-IT), recently sent us a short list of accessibility tips for faculty: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course with video at She also pointed us to a comprehensive collection resources at: AccessDL – more general content and resources for making online learning accessible…

April 27, 2020

Non Technical Online Meeting Tips

Yanko Michea

LinkedIn recently published a fun article sharing some general tips for online meetings, along with a fun primer with zoom culture lingo (Zooming, Zoomba, Zoomitis). Follow this link to take a look at the article.

April 17, 2020

Online Exam Proctoring with Proctorio (by Karin Roberts)

Yanko Michea

The rapid shift to remote teaching has heightened concerns about academic integrity in a fully online learning environment. In response to many requests from campus units and faculty, UW-IT will provide an online proctoring service, Proctorio, for use during spring and summer quarters. Anxiety’s impact on learning Since academic misconduct has roots in anxiety —…

April 8, 2020

What Twitter is telling us about students’ experience with remote teaching

Yanko Michea

Veletsianos and Kimmons recently published an early analysis of Twitter feeds of students talking about their online experience. The researchers recognized interesting themes coming from these tweets: Students appreciate faculty who remain positive and calm Students would like faculty to maintain a proper perspective Students appreciate faculty who are empathetic, who are flexible, and who…

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