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New website provides accessibility answers

The university’s disability and accessibility resources are now consolidated in a single location. Accessibility@UW‍–‍Madison helps faculty, staff and students easily find out how you can do your part to create an inclusive, accessible environment.

News

IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

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Virtual Office Hours with UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

May 27: No Office Hours due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Jun 3: Office Hours will start at 9am and feature the IT Recognition Awards hosted by the IT Professionals Conference.

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Join us for “CommunITea”

A weekly event for IT professionals and IT-adjacent folks to socialize with peers and connect. Thursdays at 3:30pm via Zoom. May 26 topic: open discussion.

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EDUCAUSE Managers Institute starts Jun 13

Are you a higher ed manager with 3-5 years of experience? This 11-week online institute provides an immersive experience in support of engaging and motivating people, management values and decisions, effective organizational communication and more.

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Need a place to meet? Custom hybrid conference rooms might be the answer

Hybrid conference rooms with “out of the box” configurations can be arranged to fit up to 25 people in person, with plug-and-play conferencing hardware that accommodates hybrid meetings with ease. 

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Email phishing alert: Subject line “IT Desk Message Incident…”

Scammers recently sent a phony email quota message. Learn how to protect yourself.

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Help Desk summer hours

Beginning May 15, the Help Desk will have temporary summer semester hours until fall. Please make note of these changes.

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Last chance to nominate your outstanding IT colleagues!

We work with excellent people who do awesome things. It’s time we tell their stories and recognize them for how amazing they are! Submit your nominations for the 2022 IT Recognition Awards by May 13.

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10 ways to boost your teaching, learning and mentoring skills this summer

Summer is a great time to explore new approaches to teaching and learning, design and enhance courses, and dive deeper into instructional technologies and media. Check out the list from the Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring.

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Color theory: Using color to enhance your design

Whether you design for print or digital (or both!), the use of color supports the user experience. At the May 20 UW Design Community session, gain insight on how color influences user experience, accessibility and interface design.

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Build online teaching and course design skills

Join the summer 2022 TeachOnline@UW learning community to explore and apply best practices for designing and teaching online courses. Apply now for Facilitation & Management (starts May 16) and Plan & Design (starts Jun 20).

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Tips for using Box File Request—and staying secure

Box File Request gives you a fast and secure way to request files and associated metadata from anyone. Learn how to use this feature and keep your data secure.

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Campus Active Directory Community Time

Hear updates from the Active Directory team and provide feedback in their quarterly Community Time session. The first session is May 25 at 11am.

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