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MyUW Release Notes

Future Majors and Minors

May 2, 2017
This release adds students’ future quarter major and minors in two locations: on the registration card, which appears two weeks before registration period 1 begins, and in the student profile.  Current major was already displayed to students.

Google Search, and Date Controlled Messages

April 27, 2017
This release adds Google custom search to the new MyUW.  In addition, the release adds an API for displaying system messages in a banner, with a start and end date (in support of the SERU survey message.)

U-Pass Membership Status

March 30, 2017
This release that adds U-Pass Membership status to the new MyUW. In addition to status of a user’s U-Pass, this release adds date and campus-based contextual messaging and resource links to help users troubleshoot their U-Pass status, and direct them to the most helpful information about their U-Pass options.

UW NetID and UW Medicine Account Password Information

March 16, 2017
In this release, MyUW will display UW NetID and UW Medicine password content. UW Medicine password content includes date of expiration and status of the Medicine password, and a link to the password reset page. Only medical workforce users see this content. UW NetID password displays date last changed and a link to the update password application. Password data comes from the UW NetID web service.

Fixes for Future Quarter Textbooks and Textbook Card Control

March 6, 2017
This release fixes defects that interfered with proper display of future quarter textbooks, and the control to navigate from the textbook card.

Improved Error Messaging

March 2, 2017
This release comprises improved error messaging for system and data source outages, including the following:

  • Improved 500 error (displays static links when MyUW application cannot respond)
  • Textbook card formatting and error handling (for bookstore data source outage)
  • Improved handling of Student Web Service outage

Thrive Winter & Spring 2017 Messages; Performance Improvements

December 29, 2016
This release updates Thrive messages for Winter and Spring 2017 quarters, and improves performance by prefetching expected restclients services for the page.

Fix: Restores Links to Choose the New or Old MyUW

December 8, 2016
This release restores functionality to the URLs that allow students to opt in or out of the new MyUW system. To opt in, visit https://my.uw.edu/choose/new and to opt out visit https://my.uw.edu/choose/legacy

Maintenance: Fix Broken Links

November 14, 2016
This release fixes numerous links to resources whose URL had changed.

Maintenance: Upgrade to Django 1.10

November 8, 2016
This release upgrades the technology framework for MyUW to Django 1.10.

Revise Display of Tuition Credit

November 7, 2016
At the request of student fiscal services, the the Tuition card now adds the label “Account Credit” when the student has a positive balance, in order to prevent students from reading a $ ## CR balance as an amount owed.

Enhanced Support for Email Services

October 17, 2016
This release adds an additional 15 email services to the set of services that MyUW supports. Now, users of the additional 15 email providers, in addition to users of Office 365 and Gmail, will find a direct link to their email in the header of MyUW.

Maintenance and Usability Improvement for “No registration found”

August 15, 2016
This release adds the specific quarter name to the “no registration found” message, so that students who don’t register for summer quarter (a majority of students) do not mistakenly think they have not registered for autumn quarter. Also, at the request of UW-IT CI-IAM, this release adds support for 16 character UW NetIDs.

Revised Redirection Logic

June 30, 2016
This release revises the logic for which users get directed to the new MyUW system.  The logic is as follows:

  1. chose legacy → old site
  2. opt-in list (see comment in MUWM-3673) → new site
  3. staff employee (15 days grace) → old site
  4. current faculty → old site
  5. current grad → old site
  6. undergrad → new site
  7. fallback → old site

Library Currics API for Subject Guides

June 13, 2016
This release switches to using the Library’s API for fetching course subject guides.

Maintenance: Accessibility and Other Fixes

April 14, 2016
This release applies accessibility fixes for disclosures on assorted content cards, enables registration and MyPlan links to be tabbed to while hidden under a disclosure, and customizes resources links for graduate student affiliation.

MyPlan Integration

April 7, 2017
This release integrates MyUW and MyPlan, adding planned courses and ready to register information to the quarterly registration card on MyUW, as well as links to finish planning if a student’s planned courses aren’t ready to register.

Thrive Spring 2016 Messages

March 17, 2016
This release publishes Thrive messages for first-year students for Spring quarter 2016.

Maintenance: Bug Fixes

March 15, 2016
This release fixes five bugs.

Thrive Winter 2016 Messages

December 21, 2015
This release publishes Thrive messages for first-year students for Winter quarter 2016.

Maintenance Release: Bug Fixes

December 14, 2015
This release fixes three bugs.

Desktop View and Thrive Messages

September 15, 2015
This release enables the new MyUW responsive design, now with views for both desktops and mobile devices. This release also includes Thrive messaging for first-year students, the result of a collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Learn more about the new MyUW desktop view.

Financial Aid Notices

August 27, 2015
This release adds notices that support the financial aid application and financial aid disbursement cycles. Thanks to the Office of Student Financial Aid for collaborating with the MyUW Team and UW-IT Student Team to add these important notices for students.

Content for Newly Admitted Students

August 3, 2015
This release  provides notices and content for newly admitted students (commonly referred to as the “new student checklist.”)  Thanks to the UW-IT Student Program for their contribution to this effort.

Relevant Events, Accessibility, Library Guides

April 13, 2015
This release integrates MyUW with the UW Event Calendar system.  Students will now see events from departmental event calendars hosted on the UW Event calendar system (Trumba) that are associated with their enrolled majors and minors. Accessibility fixes to improve navigation with screen readers and other accessibility tools were also released.  Course cards now provide a link to a course or subject specific library research guide.

Textbook Cards

March 2, 2015
This release adds a separate Textbook Card on the main page, with time-based hide/show logic.

Academic Calendar

February 24, 2015
This release integrates MyUW with the UW’s Academic Calendar, which is powered by the UW Event Calendar, powered by Trumba.

Maintenance: Improvements to Card Order, and Other Stuff

December 15, 2014
This release re-factors and improves card ordering, and testing tools for card ordering by date.  Also, the releases blocks auditors from seeing grades for courses they are auditing, and correctly displays courses links for courses that are cross-listed in Canvas.

Release: New content cards, updates card ordering

December 4, 2014
This release adds a separate final exam schedule card, a final grades card, displays student’s local and permanent address and directory release settings, and updates the timely reordering and hide/show of content based on quarterly milestones.