Active Directory

Sometimes referred to as AD, Active Directory is a system used to manage user accounts and system security which uses LDAP and DNS to control user access. 


Adobe Suite

The term, Adobe Suite, is used to refer to Adobe's line of products currently offered in their Creative Cloud.  They include; After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Muse, and Lightroom.  All of these programs are used to create and edit design based products like photos, videos, and websites.  For more information, visit Adobe's catalogue at the following webpage: Adobe Products


AIRA

AIRA is a service that provides instant, visual access to the surrounding environment for people who are visually impaired.

AIRA as a service on campus was initially brought to UWM with the financial support of the Wisconsin Industry for the Blind and Visually Impaired and is now funded and sponsored by the UWM Accessibility Resource Center.  UWM is the first and only university in Wisconsin to provide AIRA, which is accessible for free to registered UWM users, as well as anyone from outside of UWM, on all UWM campuses and affiliated buildings.

Registered UWM users have free access to AIRA wherever they go, not just on campus.

For more information about AIRA, how to be added as a registered UWM user, or training on how to use the service, please contact Christi Craig, Assistive Technology Coordinator, ccraig@uwm.edu.

More information can be found at the vendor's website.


Audio Visual (A/V) Classroom Access Code

The A/V Access code to turn on the audio visual systems in any campus classroom is 030820 

Exception: The access codes for GML classrooms and labs are held by the circulation desk and research librarians 


Campus ID

A Campus ID is a serial number that is given to everyone with a UWM affiliation.  Campus ID numbers consist of two sections.  The first section is nine digits and usually starts with "99".  The second section consists of two digits and is separated from the first nine by a space.  A user's Campus ID number is confidential information and is akin to a Social Security Number. A Campus ID can be located on a student's PantherCard. 

If you are having difficulty finding your Campus ID, refer to: Campus ID Finder Tool


CampusPress

CampusPress is built upon the functions of WordPress, an open source hosting service.  CampusPress is tailored specifically to K-12 and Higher Education. At UWM, CampusPress is used to host sites for faculty, staff and departments. 

For more information, please go to https://sites.uwm.edu/


Canvas

Canvas is a digital learning environment which grants access to discussions, readings, videos, quizzes, and assignment submissions. 

Canvas can also be referred to as Instructure, although that is the company that developed the learning management system. 

For instructions on how to access the application, please navigate to: Canvas - How do I login?


CEAS

An acronym for the College of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.


Cediploma

Cediplomas are certified electric diplomas and certificates used to verify credentials earned at UWM. The diplomas are provided in partnership with CeCredentialTrust. 

For more information or to request a digital diploma, visit the following webpage: UWM Cediplomas 


Compromised Account

A compromised account is an account with login details known by one or more unauthorized individuals. At UWM, these accounts may be identified by either our UWM Information Security Office or by Microsoft.  Symptoms of compromised accounts include sending spam emails, or sending unusual volumes of emails.

Please remember, if your account is compromised, access to your personal information has been obtained - this means that if you are an employee, immediately verify your direct deposit information with our HR Payroll team (payroll@uwm.edu or log into your HRS data once your account is accessible again) If you are a student, review your accounting details related to student refunds within your PAWS account once you have obtained access again to your account, or contact the Bursar's office.

Once an account has been identified as having been compromised, the password for the account will be scrambled, and the account holder will require assistance from the Help Desk to unlock the account.


Computer Name

A Computer Name is a unique identifier issued to every university owned device.

Current university computers use the following convention: (UWM or WAK)(6 digit Asset ID) (e.g. UWM001234).

Older computers may follow other conventions, such as (Department)-(Building/room)-(computer number) (e.g. CCL-BOL225-11), and (SA)-(Service Tag) (e.g. SA-1A2B3C4).

For a desktop computer, the label with the computer name is usually found on the top or side of the tower.


Deep Learning

A hype of machine learning based on artificial neural networks in which multiple layers of processing are used to extract progressively higher-level features from data. The adjective "deep" refers to the use of multiple layers in the network. Methods used can be either supervised, semi-supervised, or unsupervised.


e-Waste

Electronic Waste (e-Waste) is used to refer to electronic devices that are at the end of their usefulness, or are obsolete.  A few good examples would be VCRs, CRT monitors, and old stereo equipment.  These products, while no longer useful in everyday life, are useful for their recycling/scrap potential.


Email Forwarding

Email forwarding generically refers to the operation of re-sending an email message delivered to one email address to one or more different email addresses.

Email forwarding can also redirect mail going to a certain address and send it to one or more other addresses. Vice versa, email items going to several different addresses can converge via forwarding to end up in a single address in-box.

Definition copied from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_forwarding


ePantherID

All UWM students and staff are identified and granted access through their ePanther ID.  This is a username used to login to various UWM IT services, such as email, PAWS, Canvas, Campus Computer Labs, online library databases, campus wifi, and many others.


EZCare

EZCare is a web-based and mobile-optimized child care management software which provides enrollment, billing and payments, scheduling and communication functionality.

At UWM, the Children's Learning Center uses and TIES Enterprise supports this application.


GuestPass

GuestPass is the resident and guest access control system for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Registration is required for residents in Sandburg, Cambridge, and Riverview residence halls.  Guests may preregister by submitting the webform at https://web.uwm.edu/guestpass-web/#/register  and will be able to submit a photo through the application. 

For additional information call 414-229-6123 or email res-help@uwm.edu


Knowledge Base

A collection of documents accessible by internal and external users, which describe how to use, configure or troubleshoot technical applications and devices.  Sometimes referred to as "the KB".


LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol provides a single sign on where one password for a user is shared between many services, allowing the systems access to the user's credentials as needed for authentication. 


LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. All UWM students, faculty and staff may access the service using their UWM credentials. 


MATLAB

MATLAB is a border-line programming language, often categorized as a productivity software due to its proprietary nature.  Used by engineers and scientists, MATLAB is designed to analyze mass amounts of data, and solve systems of equations that would be difficult to do by hand.  For more information on MATLAB, visit MathWorks website, found here.


MFA Bomb

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Bombing is a popular tactic that scammers employ when trying to gain access to your account. By bombarding you with frequent MFA requests, the scammer hopes to get you to authenticate for them using a few different methods. 

Common signs that there is an MFA Bomb attempt being used against your account include:

  • Multiple of MFA requests coming one after another

  • A few MFA requests each day for an extended period of time

  • A person who calls you posing as a figure from a reputable institution and requests your MFA authentication as part of a company process

All unsolicited MFA prompts, calls, texts, and emails should always be handled carefully to ensure no one is accessing your personal information. If you have been MFA bombed, turn off your notifications to whichever authentication method you use, change your password as soon as possible, and get help at the UWM Help Desk.



If you believe you have been MFA Bombed on a UWM-affiliated account, contact the UWM Help Desk through the following webpage: Getting Help

  


Navigate


Navigate
is a website and phone application used by UWM that allows for:

  • Students to be able to access their success team through scheduled appointments; view their progress reports for ongoing and past courses; and see their academic calendar for the year. 
  • Instructors to be able to give students reports on their progress during the semester and recommend resources for furthering students learning.

For more information on Navigate, click the following link: Navigate | Academic Affairs

To the access the Navigate webpage, click the following link: Navigate UWM Student Home

To download the Navigate app from the Apple app store, click the following link: Navigate Student on the App Store

To download the Navigate app for Android, click the following link: Navigate Student on Google Play

 If you run into difficulties with the process, please contact navigate-support@uwm.edu 


Neural Network

 A neural network is a machine learning model designed to mimic the function and structure of the human brain. Neural networks are intricate networks of interconnected nodes, or neurons, that collaborate to tackle complicated problems.


Panthera

Panthera is the Graduate School’s online application system for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This system will collect information about your educational background, transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, writing samples, and application fees, for the purposes of applying to graduate school. It also features an application to become a teaching assistant.

Panthera does not use ePanther ids to log in. Users will need to create their own login credentials for their appropriate role. Roles include applicant, faculty, staff, and reviewer.
The Grad school will be able to reset passwords only for applicants, not for other internal roles (i.e. faculty, staff and reviewer roles).
Applicants can request a reset password email via the following link: https://graduateschool-apply.uwm.edu/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Security.GetPassword


PAWS

(Panther Access to Web Services) - Online student services application used by University students, instructors, and advisors. Otherwise known as PeopleSoft. 

Student Features:

  • Class registration
  • Grade reports
  • Graduation requirements/status
  • Online statement access
  • Check for "holds" or "to-do" items on an account
  • Change contact information, address, phone numbers, etc.
  • Check financial aid status

Instructor/Advisor Features:

  • View and/or print class rosters
  • View advisee lists
  • Enter grades and/or import grades from Canvas


Phishing Email

An email that looks official but is in reality an attempt to gain access to a user's credentials, sometimes by having the user click on a link in the email and typing in their username and password.

UWM will never ask a user to provide their credentials or other confidential information over email.


PSOA

An abbreviation for the Peck School of the Arts


Remark

Remark is a third party software application which converts Scantron forms into usable data. 


Scheduling Assistant

Microsoft Scheduling Assistant is a function within Outlook email and calendar applications which helps find available times and rooms for users scheduling meetings or appointments.  


Shared mailbox

A shared mailbox is a special Office 365 email account that allows multiple people to send and receive emails from one email address.  

If someone sends an email through the shared mailbox, the email will appear to be sent from the shared mailbox, not the email address of the individual sender.


Sponsored Account

If someone has an ePanther account that has been closed after deprovisioning and still has an affiliation with UWM, they can request a sponsored account. They will need to find a sponsor who can confirm their affiliation and involvement with UWM.  

A sponsor is a non-student employee with an active account (e.g. professor, academic adviser, etc.)  

Sponsored accounts will need to be renewed after being open for a year.

Sponsored ePanther Accounts for departmental use can be requested using the Sponsored ePantherACCOUNT Request Form.

Sponsored accounts for instructors are processed through the Instructor Set Up Form. To access this form, navigate to the following webpage; Registrar Utilities for Instructors - after accessing this link, log in and click Instructor from the Other drop-down in the top menu bar.   Student requests must go through the Registrar's Office.  


SPSS Statistics

SPSS Statistics is a software package for statistical analysis. It can be run on both Windows and macOS computers.

Get SPSS for your computer

  • UWM students can obtain SPSS at no cost through the Software Shop.
  • UWM faculty and staff can also obtain SPSS through the Software Shop.
    • Home Use licenses for SPSS are for installing on personal computers.
    • University Use licenses for SPSS are for installing on University computers.

After downloading the SPSS file through the Software Shop, you can find your authorization code in a .txt document within the zip file.


Stellic Degree Audit Application

The Stellic Degree Audit Application is a student-driven, collaborative academic planning tool that employs the university's undergraduate catalog and degree requirements to assist students with schedule planning and in meeting their degree requirements. The Registrar's Office manages all facets and issues related to this function and will work with students to address any issues. For more information in regard to Stellic click here


Tag

In information systems, a tag is a keyword or term assigned to a piece of information. (such as an Internet bookmark, multimedia, database record, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching.

Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system, although they may also be chosen from a controlled vocabulary.

Tagging was popularized by websites associated with Web 2.0 and is an important feature of many Web 2.0 services. It is now also part of other database systems, desktop applications, and operating systems.

(Source: Wikipedia)


UWM Legal Contact Information

UWM Office of Legal Affairs

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Telephone: 414-229-4278
Fax: 414-229-3919

For more information use the link below:

https://uwm.edu/legal/contact-us/


VPN and RDP

RDP (Remote Desktop) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) are two different types of connections your computer can make with other devices or servers.

  • RDP creates a virtual connection to a remote computer. RDP offers additional device functionality.
  • VPN connects your device to a server primarily for internet access and security. It only manages your online traffic, not your device itself.


WEPA

WEPA is the student printing solution on UW-Milwaukee campuses. This print service allows users to print on demand around campus and will accept payment via Student ID Cards (utilizing the Gold Account services), Credit/Debit Cards, or funds added directly to the user's WEPA account.  

WEPA accounts may be accessed by navigating to https://wepanow.com/, choosing UW-Milwaukee from the listing of schools and then using your UWM credentials. 

A map of Kenwood campus WEPA Print Stations can be accessed via https://uwm.edu/technology/wp-content/uploads/sites/422/2016/12/Wepa-Location-Map.pdf 

More information is available at https://uwm.edu/technology/printstations/