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New Year, New Ways To Create A Welcoming Course

Instructors can use the UDOIT course accessibility checker and the NameCoach integration, which allows people to record the correct pronunciation of their names. Learn more about these and other updates.


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

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InfoLabs Offer Free Equipment Loan Options For Students

Did you know? Students can check out laptops, video cameras, still cameras, projectors, game systems, audio recorders and more, for classroom and personal use.

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Manage Spam with Outlook Inbox Rules

Outlook inbox rules can help you "can" spam that evades automatic detection.

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Virtual Office Hours With UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

Fridays, 9:15am. Jan 28 guest: Brian Yandell, statistics professor and interim director, American Family Insurance Data Science Institute. Feb 4 guest: Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration Rob Cramer.

Apple AirTags And Your Safety

These small wireless devices can help you keep track of things or locate lost items. But police departments across the country have started receiving reports of possible unwanted tracking using the devices, or even stalking. Keep yourself safe with these tips from UWPD.

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The Hidden Benefits Of Plain Language: Jan 24

Whether you’re developing new content or jazzing up your existing copy, plain language can improve the overall experience for your readers. Need some expert advice? Join the Center for User Experience for a UW Design Community session.

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Missed I&TLC? Watch The Recordings

Recordings of the Information & Technology Leadership Conference (I&TLC 2021) virtual sessions are now available. This year's theme was "Lead with bold IDEAs: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access(ibility)."

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Jan 21 Town Hall: What Does Spring Semester Look Like?

A panel of UW–Madison experts will answer questions about the spring semester and how the university plans to navigate the continuing COVID-19 situation. Fri, Jan 21, noon-1pm, via YouTube.

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Join Us For “CommunITea”

Thursdays at 3:30pm via Zoom. Previous spontaneous discussion has included fictional languages, data onomatopoeia, info architecture, travel recommendations, animal facts, hybrid meetings—and, of course, pets!

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HRIS Application Support Associate Director Finalist Presentation

Interim HRIS Associate Director Scott Nachazel has been selected as the finalist for this human resource information system (HRIS) position. He will give a finalist presentation Jan 18, open to UW–Madison faculty and staff.

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Webex App expands to cover softphone, meeting and chat

Beginning Feb 1, UW–Madison will have the ability to use Webex as a primary team communication app for softphones, meeting and chat.

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New UW–Madison Zoom Requirements: How To Prepare

Effective Jan 11, all UW–Madison Zoom accounts will be required to use a minimum Zoom desktop or mobile application version of 5.6.3 or later. Find out what you need to do to prepare for the change.

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Planned Shared Drive Outage Jan 8-‍9

The planned outage window will affect all ResearchDrive, RestrictedDrive and Shared Drive shares on the Isilon system.

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