To use all the features of MyUW (i.e., change the content, add your links), click the Log in with Your UW NetID button and enter your UW NetID and password.
If you have problems logging in:
To prevent unauthorized use of your UW NetID and protect your privacy, when you finish, always follow these two steps:
Otherwise, if someone else uses the computer after you, they would have access to your personal information.
Use the My Account link (on the top right of the main MyUW pages) to go to Manage Your UW NetID Resources page where you may change your UW NetID password, turn on services, change your Email options.
You may add your personal links on any MyUW page. Before adding your links, you must first add your custom box:
You should see your new box title on the left; click it to open the box. Now you can add your links via the Edit button on the box.
Your link should have a Web address of maximum length up to 200 characters and a name of maximum 50 characters. A valid Web address must start with http:// or https:// , follow by a server name; and a valid name may start with a letter or a number. If there is any non-ASCII character (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) in the Web address or name that you have entered, they will be filtered out by MyUW.
Your links will be displayed in alphabetical order (case sensitive). If you would like them to appear in a specific order, try adding a number in front of each name.
When you have reached the maximum number of custom boxes, MyUW will notify you with a message. You would need to get ride of some old custom boxes before you can add a new one.
Find the arrow buttons on the top left of the main MyUW pages.
Only if you have changed the content on that tab/page, will you see a Reset Content link. It is for changing your content selections on that page back to the default (your own Links will not be affected).
Only if the tab/page you are currently at is not the first page you would see when you log onto MyUW, will you see a Set First Page link. It is for setting the current tab/page to be your default first page.
This link will switch the setting to the opposite choice. By default, all the content links on any MyUW page open in a new window.
Depending on your connection (on campus or not), this link will switch the corresponding setting to the opposite choice. By default, when you access MyUW on campus, you will see the images displayed inside the MyView box; otherwise you will see the links of the images (to speed up the page loading).
If the content on the MyFrontPage is wider than your screen, the content on the far right becomes blank on Internet Explore 7. When it happens, please click on the heading below the MyFrontPage tab name to bring that box in a focused mode.
If you require super-large font size, click "Ctrl +" (both Ctrl and + keys) to increase the font size on Internet Explore. The "Ignore font size specified on Webpages" Accessibility Option on IE does not work well in this case.
The box with a Reload button on the upper right corner contains personalized content of a user. The content is retrieved from an external source service. The Reload button is for you to refresh/reload the content inside the box.
The "Loading the content ..." message indicates that the actual content has not been returned by the external service. MyUW is waiting for the content behind the scene and will display the content as soon as it arrives. If it has been loading for more than ten seconds, you may remind it by clicking the reload button on the box.
"The content is not available at this time..." message indicates that MyUW's attempt to get content from the external service has failed. You may click the Reload button on the channel box to try one more time.
If you keep getting these messages instead of the desired content, please Contact MyUW to report the problem. (Note: the Undergraduate Admission Application, Class Schedule, My Class Resources sections may be unavailable or less than complete on weekend mornings due to the student database maintenance).
Follow the instructions below to move your boxes:
The pages that start with this layout style are:
The wider column contains at least one wide box. These are wide boxes:
When you have wide boxes on the page, it is better to arrange all of them in the same column. If you close all the wide boxes, the page would use the default three column layout.
The pages of this layout style are:
None of the columns contains wide boxes.
The pages of this layout style are:
If you have content boxes in the top row (1.1), you may reorder them within the top row but you can't drag the boxes from the top row into any of the lower columns (2.1, 2.2, 2.3).
In the MyUW Public Calendar on the Events tab, you may Export the Academic Calendar and other UW public calendars.
If you know the name of the content that you want to find/subscribe in MyUW, you can enter the key words, select "MyUW", and click the Search button on the upper right corner of the page. It does a string match (case in-sensitive) with the MyUW heading titles, sub-titles, and descriptions. You may use the following wildcards to aid in your search:
* Matches zero, one, or more characters. For example, librar* will return results for library and libraries.
? Matches any one character. For example, UW? Library will return results for UWB Library and UWT Library.
The results page will display both items that you are subscribed to and those that you are not. The subscribed items will be followed by a It's on the ... Tab link. Clicking on this link will take you to the MyUW tab containing the item. Items that are available in MyUW but you are not yet subscribed to will be followed by an Add it on the ... Tab link. Clicking on this link adds the item to your MyUW tab and takes you to the tab containing the item.
MyUW supports Web service for publishing personal content and Atom or RSS syndication formats for publishing other dynamic content on MyUW.