If you want to access the secure network while off campus, you can use Cisco AnyConnect. AnyConnect is a Virtual Private Network or VPN that allows you to remotely access the campus’s network. Since the campus’ network infrastructure is protected from internet viruses and worm attacks by a firewall, VPN solution is necessary to gain access to specific campus resources, such as network storage, while maintaining the security of the system for both users and the network. UW-Whitewater enables VPN access using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Software. VPN securely encrypts data transmissions from your computer to the campus network. A valid campus net-id and password are required to gain access.
If you use a University owned laptop, AnyConnect should already be installed.
If you do not have AnyConnect installed follow the steps below:
- Go to vpn.uww.edu
- Login with your UW-Whitewater Net-ID and password.
- Select the ‘AnyConnect’ item from the menu on the left.
- Click the link to ‘Start AnyConnect’.
- If you have not been through this process, or you do not have the correct version of the Java Runtime Environment installed, a pop-up window will appear and direct you to download Java Runtime Environment.
- When prompted, install the AnyConnect software.
- When the install is complete, the webpage will refresh to show that you are successfully connected.
Accessing most campus enterprise technology services, such as Email, calendar, the UW-Whitewater web site, WINS, and other web-based services does not require the use of the VPN.
If you have questions or issues setting up the VPN, please contact the UW-W Helpdesk.
We have a few tips and tricks for you to keep in mind the next time you take a quiz in D2L. The items below will help you avoid the most commonly reported issues with quizzes.
You should always “Save” a response after you have answered a question. This ensures that if your browser freezes or something happens to your computer, the work you already have completed will not be lost
If you close out your browser while taking your quiz the timer will not stop. Please ensure that you have enough time to complete the quiz when you start it. If something happens and you are not able to complete the quiz, please contact your instructor. Know when the quiz ends and how much time you have to take the quiz so that you can plan accordingly.
Be aware of how many attempts you have to take a quiz. Many professors allow for more than one attempt at any given quiz. Don’t run out of attempts before you get your desired grade.
Before you submit your quiz, click on the “Save all Responses” to make sure that all of your answers have been saved. Submitting a blank answer won’t be good for your grade.
If you run into any errors with your quizzes, or other D2L tools, please 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.
Welcome back to a new semester here at UW-Whitewater. As a student, you have access to a number of great resources to help you be a successful student here at UWW. One such resource is unlimited cloud storage with Google Drive. All you have to go is log-in using your NetID and password, and you will have access to all of the tools Google has to offer. Google Drive can be accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone, so you have access to your files wherever you are. Curious about what kind of tools are at your disposal? Here is a list of just a few applications that are at your finger tips:
Google Docs is a great way to collaborate with team members when working on notes, or papers.
Google Slides lets your ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations and more.
Google Sheets lets you choose from a wide variety of budgets, schedules, and other pre-made spreadsheets.
Google Forms lets you run a survey or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a spreadsheet.
For more information on other Google tools and applications please visit http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/google#tab_TrainingDocumentation