Have you ever found it difficult lining up, and visualizing your schedule while enrolling for classes? Well the Schedule Planner is the tool for you!
The Schedule Planner allows you to input which classes you want to take, and then provides you with a calendar view of every possible weekly schedule. Here’s how to access Schedule Planner:
- Log in at wins.uww.edu
- Navigate to “Main Menu” — “Enrollment” — “Add a Class” — “Add Classes” and select your term.
- Click on the “Schedule Planner” button
Once your on the Schedule Planner click the “Add Course” to start adding classes to your schedule. When you’ve chosen all of your classes, go back to the previous page and scroll down to the “Schedules” section and click on “Generate Schedules”.
Now you can see all of your possible schedules with whichever classes you have selected. You can also add breaks, or times of the day you don’t want a class. If it turns out there are any conflicts in your schedule, Schedule Planner will let you know.
For more a more detailed look at Schedule Planner, refer to this guide
If you are in need of software such as Microsoft Windows 10, Adobe Creative Cloud, or similar software for your personal computer, but are unsure if you are able to afford it, The 4U Program has great deals via OnTheHub!
Here are a few examples of the savings within 4U via OnTheHub:
- Windows 10 (MSRP
- Adobe Creative Cloud – 1 Month Subscription (MSRP
- Parallels Desktop 13 – 1 Year Subscription (MSRP
- Go to http://www.uww.edu/icit/4u
- Under “Discounted Software”, click Software: For Students.
- Browse through discounted items.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the Help Desk:
P: (262) 472-HELP (4357)
Fall/Spring: M-Th 7:30am-9pm
Fall/Spring: Fridays 7:30am-5pm
Did you know that all UW-Whitewater students have access to www.lynda.com for free? Lynda is an online education site with thousands of video courses that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals through acquiring the latest software, creative, and business skills.
Some of the thousands of courses Lynda offers are:
- 3D + Animation
- Business productivity tools
- Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Etc.)
- Google (Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Sites, Etc.)rd.
- Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Etc.)
- And many more
Access these training courses by going to http://go.uww.edu/lynda, then login using your UWW Net-ID and password.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.
Class enrollment season is almost upon us!
Everybody knows that they can sign up for their classes by going to WINS in an internet browser, but did you know that there’s a WINS mobile app on both Apple and Android?
WINS Mobile features include:
- Class Search – Search for classes, find available sections, add them to your cart, and enroll directly from the app.
- Schedule – View your course schedule, including location and instructor.
- Grades – View your grades, and check your GPA (both this term and cumulative).
- What’s Happening Today – A notification feature that reminds you of important tasks, such as overdue To-Do List items.
- To-Do List – Displays the list of tasks that require immediate attention, and the tasks needed to complete them.
- Holds – View the holds on your account.
WINS Mobile is completely free to all students and can be found on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching for “UWW WINS Mobile”.
For more information on how to use the WINS Mobile app, check out the following link: https://www.uww.edu/registrar/wins/student-mobile
The ePortfolio Tool on D2L is your very own Personal Portfolio Tool for storing, organizing, reflecting on, and sharing items that represent your learning!
You can include documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, course work, etc. that demonstrate your improvement or mastery in a certain area. You decide what items you want to include in your ePortfolio, how you want to organize them, and who you want to share them with!
To Access ePortfolio:
- Click the “Tools” dropdown menu on the top-right corner of D2L, then select “ePortfolio”
You can create:
- Artifacts (Individual Items)
- Collections (Groups of related items)
- Reflections (Thoughts about your learning)
- Presentations (Web Projects showcasing your Items and Achievements)
- Learning objectives (Plans for specific learning outcomes)
You can share items with others by giving them permission to:
- View an Item
- Comment on an item
- View comments from others
- Access an item
- View assessments from others
- Edit an item
You can also use the “Explore” Area to see what others are sharing with you:
ePortfolio can be utilized to assist Students in furthering their own work, including showing work among others, we hope this brief introduction to ePortfolio can assist all in their academic endeavors!
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this issue, please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.
Did you know that there are six computer labs that are open to all students around campus? If you ever need to access a computer for any of your classwork, these labs are the perfect place for you!
Andersen – Room 1008
M-F: 8:00AM – 12:00AM
Sat: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sun: 1:00PM – 12:00AM
For more information on the Andersen Media Lab, check out our blog post on it!
McGraw – Room 19
M-W: 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Thurs: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Available during Andersen Library hours
University Center – Room 146
Available during the University Center building hours
Upham – Room 51
M-Thurs: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Center of the Arts – Room CA 4*
M-Thurs: 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Sun: 4:00PM – 9:00PM
*Staffed during these hours. Lab may be open outside of posted hours.
All of these labs except UC-146 have both Macs and PCs (No Macs in UC-146). Each computer is equipped with a variety of different programs to meet your needs. Here is a complete list of all the software that is provided.
Ever needed to find a group member for a project, but you don’t know anyone? Ever wanted to start a study group for your class, but you don’t know their emails?
Using the D2L Classlist, you can quickly find the names and emails of your classmates, as well as send a bulk email to everyone at once!
Send an email to everyone in your class by following these simple steps:
- Navigate to the course on D2L.
- Select More Tools on the blue navigation bar and click on Classlist.
- Click on the Email Classlist button at the top.
- Click on the All, Instructors, or Students tab to choose the email’s recipients.
- Click on the blue Send Email button at the bottom to open a new window.
- Add or remove any emails from the BCC box as needed.
- Give your email a Subject, and a Body.
- Click the blue Send button.
The email will be sent using your student email account, so the recipients will see your name as the sender.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact D2L Support.
Does this red dot scare you? Never miss a deadline, grade, or class update again by signing up for email or text notifications. These alerts can notify you when:
- Grades are released or updated
- News is posted
- A Quiz end date is approaching
- Class content is updated
- Dropbox folder close is approaching
- Discussions are posted
Sign up for email or text alerts through D2L by following these simple steps:
- When signed in to D2L, select the drop down arrow next to your name in the upper right corner.
- Select Notifications.
- Under the “Instant Notifications” heading, check the boxes to customize when and how you will get notifications and click save.
If have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact D2L Support.
WebEx is an online web conferencing tool that allows you to meet with colleagues or classmates anywhere in the world using your internet connection and web browser. With WebEx, you can host virtual meetings online using audio and video, share presentations and files, chat (IM) with others, and conduct online presentations using screen sharing.
WebEx is available to all faculty and students here at UW-Whitewater.
Staff/Faculty can create and host WebEx meetings using uww.webex.com. Students can create and host meetings using uwwstudents.webex.com. Both websites can be accessed using the users NetID and password. If there is a guest that would like to access the meeting, they can join using a meeting link and meeting password that is generated when the meeting is created.
For more information and training on WebEx, please visit the WebEx Meeting Center documentation.
For WebEx support, please contact the TSC Helpdesk and/or visit this support site.
D2L’s dropbox tool allows for students to easily submit assignments to instructors electronically. Here are some helpful tips to make uploading files to D2L hassle free!
Make sure the correct file is selected: It sounds simple enough, but the easiest way to cause confusion is to accidentally submit your English paper to your Comm110 dropbox. Always double check that the file you selected is the one you want.
Don’t upload from your phone: You may not have known this, but you can upload files from your phone to dropbox! Uploading from your phone may seem convenient, especially when you’re in a rush and on the go, but it can be inconsistent. It’s always best to upload from a desktop or laptop with a stable internet connection. If you, or someone you know, doesn’t have access to one, check out our blog on Andersen Media Lab!
Don’t use special characters: If you’re submitting a file from a Mac, there are some characters that you can use in filenames that you can’t use on Windows. You’re able to use these characters on a Mac, but if you tried to use them in Windows, you wouldn’t be able to even make the file. These characters are \ / : * ? ” < > |. The dropbox will not allow any of these characters to be in a filename. If one or more of them are, you will get an error message, and the file won’t upload. So when working on a Mac, be careful not to use special characters.
Make sure your file was uploaded: After your file has been successfully uploaded to dropbox, you should immediately get an email receipt in your student email. If you check your email and there’s no receipt in the inbox, make sure to try and upload the file again.
If you run into problems trying to upload a file to a dropbox, please contact D2L Support.