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Featured Guides

Confused by all the IT requirements and choices? Consult these helpful guides to learn about options, processes, policies — all things UW-Madison IT.

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5 steps for securing your computer

1-2-3-4-5. Five simple steps for securing your computer that can make the difference between using your technology to succeed and experiencing a very bad day. Or week. Or … Continue Reading 5 steps for securing your computer

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DoIT Payment Options

There are several payment options when making purchases from DoIT. This guide will walk you through those options for both departmental and personal purchases. Continue Reading DoIT Payment Options

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Getting started with email and calendar

Office 365 is UW-Madison’s central email and calendaring service, providing free @wisc.edu email addresses to faculty, staff and students. Learn about how to use Office 365 here. Continue Reading Getting started with email and calendar

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Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

A robust array of IT services is available to UW-Madison faculty and staff. Follow these steps to get started using your technology on campus. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

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Getting started with tech for researchers

UW-Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. This guide is a high level overview of the technologies provided by UW-Madison that may help you with your research. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for researchers

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Getting started with tech for students

We’re here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time on campus. Get fee technology consulting and hands-on support when something goes wrong. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for students

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Handling Sensitive University Data

While performing your UW-Madison job, you will likely come into contact with many types of information or data, some of which may be considered sensitive or restricted. It’s important to understand your responsibilities for handling this kind of sensitive information. Continue Reading Handling Sensitive University Data

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How to securely connect to the UW network

This short and effective guide gives instructions on how to use FREE campus resources to help you protect your data while on the UW network. Continue Reading How to securely connect to the UW network

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How to select, manage & protect your passwords

Hackers have dozens of tools at their disposal for cracking passwords. Simple passwords can be cracked in matter of seconds. Learn how to create strong passwords in this guide. Continue Reading How to select, manage & protect your passwords

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Make it accessible

UW-Madison is required by law to provide technology and services that are accessible to all students, faculty and staff. This guide will answer some questions and point you to resources for ensuring accessible IT for all at UW-Madison. Continue Reading Make it accessible

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Resource guide for new IT staff

The University of Wisconsin‑Madison is committed to supporting new employees in successfully transitioning to our workplace. Here are some resources that will help. Continue Reading Resource guide for new IT staff

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Resources for IT staff

The University of Wisconsin‑Madison is committed to supporting new employees in successfully transitioning to our workplace. Here are some resources that will help. Continue Reading Resources for IT staff

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Safe computing when traveling abroad

Is there a trip abroad in your future? Read this to find out while preparing to leave, when out of the country and upon your return how to keep your accounts, devices and data safe. Continue Reading Safe computing when traveling abroad

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Scams to avoid: Protecting your online identity

This guide will help you protect your online identity by teaching you how to recognize and avoid phishing attacks and online scams. Continue Reading Scams to avoid: Protecting your online identity

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Securing Your Computer

UW-Madison’s Electronic Devices Policy requires all campus users to run anti-virus software, keep security patches updated and, whenever possible, maintain a dedicated firewall. This guide will help you. Continue Reading Securing Your Computer

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Securing your mobile device

iPhone? Android? Windows? Regardless of which kind of mobile device you carry, thieves want it and hackers want what’s on it. Here are some steps to make sure that your mobile device and everything that’s on it stays safe. Continue Reading Securing your mobile device

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Student computing checklist

Here is a list of essential and recommended technology you will want to have on campus. These and other academically discounted products are available to you at the DoIT Tech Store. Continue Reading Student computing checklist

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Teaching with technology

UW‑Madison has a rich history of transforming teaching and learning through the use of technology. Discover the resources, services and terms needed to navigate the robust UW‑Madison learning technology ecosystem. Continue Reading Teaching with technology