Browser Friendly

Browser friendly refers to settings on a web browser that ensure the browser will be as compatible with UWM services like PAWS and Canvas as possible. Browser friendlies include steps like clearing the cache and changing the top language in the web browser to English-United States.


BSN@Home

The BSN@Home option is an online program led by experienced faculty members and offered through the Milwaukee, Madison, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Stevens Point and Eau Claire campuses.
Your home campus will work with you to determine an academic plan that fits, but you will have the ability to modulate the speed at which you complete the degree.
The amount of time needed to complete your BSN degree will depend on how many credits you need and the graduation requirements of your home campus.
More information can be found on the BSN@Home website: bsnathome.com


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?


Compromised Account

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

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.


DNS

An acronym for Domain Name System.  DNS is how the internet converts alphanumeric names like www.google.com into numeric IP addresses like 192.168.1.101 so that a server can return the website associated with that IP address when that name is searched.


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.


Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is a discontinued web browser developed by Microsoft. Support for Internet Explorer 11 ended on June 15, 2022.

If any site you visit needs Internet Explorer, you can reload it with Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge.


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".


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. 


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.


OneDrive

A file storage and sharing service from Microsoft, available to users with an ePanther account.


OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is note-taking software, developed by Microsoft. It is available as part of the Microsoft Office suite and since 2014 has been free on all platforms outside the suite. OneNote is designed for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_OneNote


OTP Dongle

A standard hardware token is a small device, typically in the form of a credit card or keychain fob. The simplest hardware tokens look identical to a USB flash drive and contain a small amount of storage holding a certificate or unique identifier, and are often called dongles. More complex hardware tokens incorporate LCD displays, keypads for entering passwords, biometric readers, wireless devices, and additional features to enhance security

Many hardware tokens contain an internal clock that, in combination with the device’s unique identifier, an input PIN or password, and potentially other factors, is used to generate a code, usually output to a display on the token. This code changes on a regular basis, often every 30 seconds. The infrastructure used to keep track of such tokens can predict, for a given device, what the proper output will be at any given time and can use this to authenticate the user.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/computer-science/hardware-token


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


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.


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.  


Sponsor

A sponsor is an active UWM full time employee and not a student, student employee or HR representative (e.g. professor, academic advisor, staff member, etc.). 


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.  


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


UW System Flexible Option

The UW Flexible option is offered at Milwaukee, Parkside, and Madison. Students follow a session-based schedule, being allowed three months to complete each course. Students can choose either the "All You Can Learn" or the single competency options, to complete their program in the most efficient manner possible. The program is self-paced and mainly online, although some programs do require in person attendance for clinical or laboratory content. Courses are offered across all campuses enrolled in the program, so Flex students will have multiple login credentials, dependent upon the campus at which their current competency set is being offered.  

 


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

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It allows UWM community members (students, staff and faculty) to connect to the UWM network via secure, dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption.


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.