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web2010 How-to Videos:

web2010 Navigation: Looking for Something?

Registrar:

Registrar has an alias: Records and Registration Services. The term “registrar” just doesn’t play prominently in the lexicon of today’s students. Over the years, Registrar staff has heard that current students are uncertain about Registrar’s function. So though the department is still officially the Office of the Registrar, to help prospective and current students more easily find the Registrar site, the department is labeled based on its functionality: Records and Registration Services.

Student Directory:

A Student Directory does not currently exist. However, if you are looking for a student’s email address, there are other options.

You can use your email’s Global Address Book to locate students’ email addresses. This is done in your email client program, such as Outlook, Entourage or webmail.

Outlook:
1. Create a new mail message.
2. Click the “To…” button.
3. Click the “Advanced Find” link on the top right of the Global Address List window, and type the student’s first and/or last name.
4. Scroll through the names and click to highlight the correct student’s name.
5.  Click “To->”, “Cc ->” or “Bcc ->” to enter the student’s name into the desired field.
6. Lastly, click the “OK” button.

Entourage:
1. Create a new mail message.
2. Type a student’s first and/or last name into the “To:” or “Cc:” field, and click “Check Names”. A list of possible matches will populate.
3.  Scroll through the names and click to highlight the correct student’s name.
4.  Lastly, click the “Done” button.

Webmail:
1. Create a new mail message.
2. At the top of the page, click “Address Book,” and select from the drop-down address book menu. “All Users.”
3. In the “Find Someone” search box, type the student’s first and/or last name, and hit return. A list of possible matches will populate.
4. Scroll through the names and click the check box next to the correct student’s name.
5. Next, click “To ->”, “Cc ->” or “Bcc ->” at the top of the page.
6.  Lastly, click the “Done” button.

D2L:
Faculty can locate email addresses for students who are enrolled in their classes by using D2L.

Search Function:

The web2010 search feature is significantly improved, and continually evolving to provide more relevant results. For example, if you can’t find the registrar site, and you search “registrar,” the top search result is the Student Record Services homepage.

Calendars:

Calendars are located on the Student Record Services site. The Calendars page lists links to the Academic Calendar, Final Exam Schedule, and the WSU Event Calendar.

web2010 How-tos:

How to log onto your homepage if you’re off campus or using a Mac:

With the goal of creating secure and customizable homepages for faculty/staff and students, we used Microsoft Sharepoint technology, which is also the technology behind the WSU Portal. This also allowed us to develop additional features such as the auto login to MnSCU for registration. If you are on campus and logged into your WSU PC computer, you should be able to move seamlessly around web2010 without logging in, including the Faculty/Staff and Current Student pages. If you are not logged into your computer, or trying to access these sites from off campus, you will be prompted to log in. If you are on a WSU Mac computer and using the Safari browser, you should be able to save your credentials, so that when on campus you will not need to enter your username and password each time you enter the Faculty/Staff or Current Student homepage. If using the Firefox browser, you will be prompted each time to log on.

When prompted to log in, please make sure and follow these instructions:

  • Username: username@winona.edu 
  • Password: Same password used to log onto your WSU computer


How to make the Student or Faculty & Staff homepage your computers homepage:

This process is very simple and can be accomplished in under a minute.

If you are using a PC and Internet Explorer:
This video will walk you through the simple steps of changing your homepage.

Written Instructions:
First, navigate to your Student or Faculty & Staff homepage. Near the right of the screen you will see a house icon. Click on the drop down arrow next to the house icon and select “Add or Change Home Page...". Select the first option (“Use this webpage as your only home page”), to use that page as your only homepage and then click “Yes”.

If you are using a PC and Firefox:
This video will walk you through the simple steps of changing your homepage.

Written Instructions:
From the WSU homepage, click on Current Students, or Faculty & Staff. Up at the top of the browser, in the address bar, right-click and choose "Copy." Under “Tools”, located along the top of the browser, the last option in the drop down menu should be “Options”. In the “Options” window that opens up, erase what is in the “Home Page” section and paste in the address you just copied. After clicking “OK” at the bottom, the WSU Faculty & Staff page, or WSU Students page, will now be your homepage in FireFox.

If you are using a Mac and Firefox:

From the WSU homepage, click on Current Students, or Faculty & Staff. Up at the top of the browser, in the address bar, copy the address link. Next click “Firefox”, located along the top of your screen, the second option in the drop down menu should be “Preferences”, click on that. In the “Options” window that opens up, erase what is in the “Home Page” section and paste in the address you just copied. After exiting the Preferences window, the WSU Faculty & Staff page, or WSU Students page, will now be your homepage in FireFox.

If you are using a Mac and Safari:

From the WSU homepage, click on Current Students, or Faculty & Staff. Next click “Safari”, located along the top of your screen, the third option in the drop down menu should be “Preferences”, click on that. You should see a button that says “Set to Current Page”, press it. After exiting the Preferences window, the WSU Faculty & Staff page, or WSU Students page, will now be your homepage in Safari.

How to manage “My Links” on the Student or Faculty & Staff homepages:

This video will walk you through the simple procedures of managing the links on your Student or Faculty & Staff homepage.

Written Instructions:

Select the manage button next to “My Links”.

Adding new links:

  • Click “new link” near the top.
  • Type in the title of what you want to title your link.
  • In the line next to it, type in the web address.
  • Over on the right, check the box that says “on the homepage”.
  • Click the plus button.

To add another link:

  • Select the “add link” button.
  • Type in the title.
  • Type in the address.
  • Check “on the homepage”.
  • Click the plus button.

The links are now available under the “My Links” section.

Removing a link from the “My Links” section:

  • Select the manage button.
  • Over on the right, click the edit button.
  • Uncheck the homepage box.
  • Select “save this link”.
  • Hit close.

The link is no longer under “My Links”, but it on the upper menu under “My Links” under the general tab.


Change the name of you link:

  • Select the “manage” tab.
  • Click the “edit” button by the one you would like to change.
  • Type in a new title.
  • Select the “save” button.
  • Hit close.

Delete a link:

  • Select the “manage” tab.
  • Over on the right, select the trashcan icon which says “delete this link”.
  • It will ask you to confirm. Hit okay.

How to manage RSS feeds on the Student or Faculty & Staff homepages:

This video will walk you through the simple procedures of managing RSS feeds on your Student or Faculty & Staff homepage.

Written Instructions:
Once you have an RSS address, right-click, and copy it. Return to your Student or Faculty & Staff homepage, and paste the address in the line that says “Add RSS feed”. Next hit save, and scroll to the bottom of the screen. Your feed should be live.

How to Enable or Disable Auto Login:

  • Up top, on the curtain, click on “Student eServices”. You will see options like “Manage My Account” and “Register”.
  • If you click on “Register”, it will open a new window and ask you to read and acknowledge our privacy policy. Scroll to the bottom, check the box, and click “Ok”, if you agree.
  • On the next page, you’ll be asked to enter your pin, which is the same as your registration pin. If select auto login, this will be the only time you have to enter your pin. After you enter it, you’ll be brought to the registration page where you can search and register for classes, check grades, and access other student eServices.

    Manually enabling or disabling auto login:
  • Go to “My Site”. This can be accessed from your personalized WSU homepage.
  • On the left side of the homepage under “My Profile”, click on “Details”.
  •  Scroll down to the very bottom of the page, you will see “Auto Login to MnSCU”.
  • To enable auto login check the box.
  • to disable auto login make sure the box in unchecked.
  •  To finish, go to the very top of the page, and click “Save and Close”, on the left.

 

Submit News & Events to WSU:

Any student, employee or club may request publicity for WSU related announcements, events, developments, activities or achievements.

To request publicity you must first navigate to the University Communications news submission page.

To navigate to the University Communications news submission page, start at the Faculty & Staff homepage. On the curtain, (the spanning drop-down menu bar), click eServices and then click News & Calendar Submission.

From this University Communications page you can submit:

 

Simplify your life: Use online toolkits

Toolkits give you one-click access to all the information and forms you'll need for travel, event hosting, and advising.

Advising Toolkit
- assists faculty and staff with course and advising processes.
Event Hosting Toolkit - helps you plan on-campus events.
Travel Toolkits
- assists with university-related travel plans. 


Where can I find the toolkits?

  • Toolkits can be found in the top drop-down menu (the curtain), under eSERVICES on the Faculty & Staff homepage.
  • Toolkits can also be accessed from nearly any winona.edu page by utilizing the improved search feature. 

 

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