Web Services applications highlighted in University Week

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Two appli­ca­tions built upon the UW’s Stu­dent Web Ser­vices (SWS) infra­struc­ture were high­lighted in an arti­cle in Uni­ver­sity Week on April 30. This pub­lic­ity will intro­duce the ser­vices to a wider Uni­ver­sity audi­ence and help the tools gain more fac­ulty users.

The arti­cle, titled “Two new tools for UW teach­ers: An online grade book and pho­tos of their stu­dents,” dis­cusses the pos­i­tive impact Web Grade­Book and Photo Class Lists have had on aca­d­e­mics since their recent launch. It includes some pos­i­tive feed­back from teach­ers (which was shared in an ear­lier post on this blog) and impres­sive use sta­tis­tics for Web GradeBook.

More impor­tantly, though, the arti­cle acknowl­edges the efforts the Registrar’s office took in keep­ing sen­si­tive stu­dent data secure while enabling it to be “set free,” and high­light­ing the cross-department nature of the projects. Design­ing, imple­ment­ing, shar­ing, and main­tin­ing projects of this scope and impor­tance to the University’s mis­sion takes a coor­di­nated effort, and the Registrar’s office is pleased to be part of the team mak­ing it hap­pen. Other crit­i­cal mem­bers of the team include the Office of Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment, UW Tech­nol­ogy, Learn­ing & Schol­arly Tech­nolo­gies — as well as sev­eral aca­d­e­mic units.

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