BP Logix

BP Logix is a workflow software used by FAA HR to create forms and workflows.  This allows departments to gather and maintain electronic data on their employees and their activities.

This product is also known as eWorkflow and Streamline.


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/


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.


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.


FTP

File Transfer Protocol - A standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between a user and server on a computer network.


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


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.


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. 


M365 Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is different from Microsoft Word in that it focuses on page layout and design rather than text composition. Publisher is used for a variety of projects such as: brochures, pamphlets, calendars, etc. Publisher functions very similar to Word but also provides templates for potential projects not available through Microsoft Word. 

For more information, please navigate to: https://products.office.com/en-us/publisher


Microsoft PowerBI

Power BI is a unified, scalable Microsoft Power App used for self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI).   It allows users to connect to, model and visualize data sets, as well as to create dashboards for themselves and their colleagues. 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and staff can receive a free license of this software, by requesting it via https://uwm.edu/dar. 


Morphic

Morphic is a free download that works with your computer’s accessibility settings. With Morphic, you can easily access settings to zoom in on text, read short passages aloud, change the screen contrast, and more.

Morphic is installed on computers in all campus computer labs, and can be installed for free on a Mac or PC computer. To download Morphic, visit the following link: Morphic Download

For Morphic Support, click the following link: Morphic Support Webpage.

For Frequently Asked Questions in regard to Morphic, click the following link: Morphic FAQ Webpage 


OTP

A one-time password (OTP) is an automatically generated numeric or alphanumeric string of characters that authenticates the user for a single transaction or login session.




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


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.


PREP

PREP is a personnel representative for a college or department at UWM. Departmental PREPs can be found here: https://uwm.edu/hr/hrbp-ubr-directory/


PSOA

An abbreviation for the Peck School of the Arts


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.  


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


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.  

 


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.


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/


WordPress

WordPress is an open source content management system, which allows for the creation of websites and blogs.  At UWM, most websites are created through WordPress, with personal sites available to faculty and staff through an adjacent product called CampusPress.  For the purposes of functionality and support, the two terms can be used interchangably.  

For more information on the use of WordPress at UWM, please visit https://uwm.edu/ties/websites/wordpress/