MyUW - Navigating and Searching in MyUW

Welcome to MyUW! This is a guide to using MyUW, searching for apps, and editing your homepage.

MyUW Madison can be accessed at via NetID login.
MyUW System can be accessed at, where you will be prompted to select your campus and use your campus's login information.


The default widgets on your homepage contain useful information and links for applicants, students, employees, and more.


Use the menu button at the top left of your screen to open the sidebar to browse apps, view notifications, and toggle tile size.


Search for Apps

If you're unable to find something on your homepage, search for it at the top of your homepage.


The search will display results from within MyUW and the campus directory. Click on a result to access it.

For results within MyUW, you can also Add to home or view more Details. Adding an app to your homepage will make it easier to access for future use.


In addition to using MyUW, you can search for campus resources, events, and news at

Customize your Homepage

Expanded or Compact Mode

In the sidebar, select Change tile size to toggle between Expanded mode and Compact Mode.


Expanded mode uses a large icon for each app in MyUW, many of which are widgets that display additional information, allowing you to access more directly from your homepage.

Compact mode uses smaller icons, so more apps can fit on your screen. However, in this mode no additional information will be displayed and each app will need to be accessed individually.


Move Tiles

Drag and Drop tiles to change their order.


Remove Tiles

To remove a tile, hover the mouse cursor over it and select the X icon.


Add More Tiles

To browse a list of available apps in MyUW, select Browse Apps in the sidebar or scroll to the end of your homepage and click Add to home to find more apps.


Need Help?

Many issues in MyUW can be resolved by Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies.

For further assistance with MyUW issues or help finding what you need, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

Keywords:my uw search tile tiles widget widgets app apps directory add find compact mode home page help   Doc ID:53929
Owner:Laura S.Group:My UW-Madison Portal
Created:2015-07-14 16:23 CDTUpdated:2021-10-13 16:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, My UW-Madison Portal
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