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    Virtual Office Hours with UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

    Fridays, 9:15am. Next special guest is Sep 30: Aaron Hobson, director of Recreation & Wellbeing.

  • EDUCAUSE exhibit hall building with attendees gathering

    Check out the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference schedule

    Attend in-person in Denver, Oct 25-28, or online, Nov 2-3. In-person and online advance registration pricing ends Sep 29!

  • Hands drawing wireframe images of a website in progress

    UW Design Community: “Now Better and More Design-y”

    You shared. Are we getting it right? Join us Wed, Sep 28 as we cover your feedback, how we plan to make adjustments to our session format, and what you can look forward to in the next few months.

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    NameCoach Canvas integration saves a recording of your name

    Accurate name pronunciations help to promote inclusion, belonging and rapport in every interaction. This is why we adopted NameCoach, a tool that allows Canvas users to audio record the proper pronunciation of their names.

  • UW-Madison crest with the words: Save the Date, I&TLC (Information & Technology Leadership Conference), December 1, 2022

    I&TLC 2022: Proposals due next week!

    Program proposals for the Information & Technology Leadership Conference are due soon. Do you have knowledge or experience you’d like to share? Tips and tricks to pass on? Submit your proposal by Thu, Sep 29.

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    What is TechNews?

    Welcome to a new school year, Badgers! If this is your first time reading TechNews—or if you need a refresher—here's what you can expect in your inbox each month.

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    CommunITea is back!

    The summer hiatus is over and CommunITea returns—offering some relaxed virtual socializing for IT and IT-adjacent folks. Thursdays at 3:30pm via Zoom.

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    Learn with EDUCAUSE in October

    Did you know UW‍–‍Madison is an EDUCAUSE member? This allows you to create a free profile and check out some educational offerings—from designing hybrid-flexible "HyFlex" courses to implementing a comprehensive IT disaster recovery solution.

  • Finalist Presentations

    Finalists selected for DoIT Network Services director

    The next finalist presentation will take place Sep 29 at 9am, in Computer Sciences room 3139 and via Zoom.

  • Canvas logo

    Have questions about Canvas?

    As you dig into Canvas to access your course materials, use this guide to help you answer some common questions, including: Why aren't all my courses showing up in Canvas?

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Training

    Complete your Cybersecurity Awareness Training

    UW–Madison employees must complete Cybersecurity Awareness Training by Dec 1.

  • Top Hat logo on colorful background

    Top Hat enterprise license is here for fall

    The cost for using the tool was previously covered by students who purchased individual subscriptions. This new license will allow all UW–Madison students to use the tool with no purchase required. Learn more.

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    Network firewall work: September update

    Cybersecurity to the Edge (C2E) is a broad set of initiatives to reduce risk across the campus landscape. A high priority: improving campus network protection (aka “the firewall”). Learn about the team's progress.

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    Apply today! Join the UW IT Mentoring cohort

    UW IT Mentoring invites employees to apply as a mentor or mentee for the fall 2022-spring 2023 cohort. Applications are open through Wed, Sep 28. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

  • USB laying on the ground

    How to protect yourself from drop USB attacks

    Imagine you find a USB drive somewhere on campus, or perhaps receive one for free in the mail. What do you do? Or more importantly, what shouldn't you do?

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