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MyUW Release Notes

Quick Links Restored

October 4, 2017

On September 26, 2017, due to extremely high load during the first days of autumn quarter, we had to temporarily disable the Quick Links feature. The high usage of this new feature revealed a defect in the data store, which overwhelmed the database server capacity.  The Quick Links feature was disabled to improve performance of the rest of the new MyUW, and continue to provide access to class and teaching schedules, account balances, and other critical information.

On October 4, 2017, we released a fix that addressed the performance issue while preserving each user’s customized list of links.

We thank you for your feedback and we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this temporary outage.

Thrive Messaging for Transfer Students

September 14, 2017

This release redirects all incoming first year and transfer students to the new MyUW, and adds Thrive messaging for transfer students.

Thrive messages are weekly targeted messages displayed on MyUW that support first-year students as they acclimate to campus and the UW, and determine their program of study.  The additional messages released today specifically support transfer students as they join and adapt to the campus and UW community.

Thrive messages are the product of a collaborative effort between UW-IT AXDD and Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

Instructor & Staff Release

July 27, 2017

With this release, instructors can easily keep track of their teaching schedule and access their class information and tools. We’ve curated frequently visited teaching resources so they are easy to find and convenient. Employees can view their UW accounts and find frequently used resources.

What’s New

  • Academic Calendar to reference when planning your class, schedule, and holidays
  • Visual Schedule with map links to find your classrooms
  • Textbooks conveniently listed in one place
  • GradePage and Course Evaluation status for your classes
  • Class Email Lists are easier to create and manage
  • Past courses taught are available for up to six years
  • Personalized Quick Links that also list popular and recently visited pages
  • Husky, Library and UPASS account information is always visible
  • Workday and related HR links are highlighted for easy access

New Home Page, Menu, Account Summaries, Quick Links, Log out

June 20, 2017

  • Menu & Pages – We moved cards onto pages. Use the menu at top left to navigate to Academics, Profile, and Accounts. The home page will still show timely content and notices, like your registration date and financial aid deadlines.
  • Week Counter – We know things can get hectic, so we added a counter to remind you which week of the quarter you’re in.
  • Account Summaries – A summary of your critical accounts appear in the top right of the home page. Click any of them to go to the Accounts page.
  • Search – Maybe you’ve noticed we added search recently? It’s the same search as on!
  • Quick Links – Access popular links and recently visited sites. Customize the list of links by adding your own.
  • Log out easier – We moved the logout link to the top right corner of every page: look for “Sign out.”
  • PCE schedule – We added support for PCE off-term and non-credit course schedules.  Changes to the visual schedule show your typical weekly schedule for different time periods throughout the quarter.

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 and to opt out visit

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.

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.