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Warhawks move to web-based learning

As the university transitions to remote learning for the remaineder of the spring 2020 semester, many students are using Canvas and Cisco WebEx to complete their courses.

Kylie Jacobs, Biz & Tech Editor

April 20, 2020

In what has been described as a historic semester, the students of the UW-W were sent home a week before their spring break to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Originally the plan was to take the weeks of March 15-29 off, for students to have their ‘spring break’ and to give instructors time to...

Canvas Update

Brayden Lantta, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2019

The University of Wisconsin has now moved all of its courses over to the Canvas system. For those who are unaware, Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). New students may only know Canvas as their primary system. However, Desire2Learn (D2L), was Canvas’ predecessor.   The UW system’s contract with D2L will expire a...

UWW App Connects Campus

ICIT tech support, Peyton Seefeldt, is pictured on the phone offering assistance.

Brion Nash, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2019

UW-Whitewater is known as a campus of innovation. To contribute to this innovation, the university has created a new app that aims to guide both new and returning students for the 2019-2020 academic year. The new app is free to any iPhone or Android user and can be found in either app store. Informativ...

Rennovating WINS

Bryce Gill, Assistant Biz & Tech Editor

September 30, 2019

A new WINS interface update will take effect the last weekend of September. This update aims to provide a more efficient experience when navigating through the wins account for each student, staff and faculty. “The goal is for user experience, and for different content on there, to manage the whole s...

Talking Tech with Dr. Cole

Dr. Andrew Cole explains his role on the UW-W campus as a learning technology specialist.

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

As the campus repopulates and classes begin, the demand for functional technology in the classroom climbs once again. The individuals responsible for maintaining functional technology across the campus classrooms are none other than the hard-working staff of Information, Communication & Information T...

Go ‘Phish’: Scam emails creep into inboxes

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

September 10, 2018

Phishing emails have again snuck into University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus emails. The suspicious emails usually come from unverified sources, some claiming that immediate action is required by the recipient. But they can come in many forms. Many of these scam emails come through because the i...

Internet speeds cause for concern

Internet speeds cause for concern

November 6, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013 By Kevin Demerath By Lucas Wimmer UW-Whitewater students have recently experienced slow Internet due to an overload of devices connecting to the Wi-Fi. With Internet being such a necessity for doing school work, video games and entertainment, it has caused some disruption to daily...

Antivirus software available, free

September 4, 2013

  By Lucas Wimmer It is a college student’s worst nightmare: turning on his or her computer with an important term paper on it, only to find all the files erased, or to have the computer not turn on at all. Instructional Communication and Information Technology has a solution for that...

Students ‘benefit most’ when teachers take 90-minute tech course

November 28, 2012

  As computer programs advance and develop, so does the demand to learn the new features and uses. Some learn faster than others. “We counted,” Rochelle Day, iCIT training coordinator, said, “It took this lady eight clicks of the mouse for her to attach a document to an email.  I showed h...

UW-Whitewater offers smartphone APP

November 14, 2012

  Since Oct. 29, the Whitewater Information Network for Students, commonly known as WINS, mobile App has been available for students with smartphone capabilities. WINS is a program allowing students and staff to access academic courses and for students to manage financial information. The...

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