MyUW - Announcements in MyUW

You can dismiss the more interruptive ways that MyUW presents announcements, can view announcements regardless of whether you have dismissed them, and can un-dismiss announcements.

What is an announcement?

Announcements inform MyUW users about changes to the MyUW service itself, such as big changes, search integrations, newly available apps, and improved widgets.

Announcements can present as posts on the features page, messages presented by a mascot in the upper right of the header, or as an interruptive splash screen on login. All announcements presented as an interruptive splash screen or as mascot-delivered announcements are also available on the features page.

Screenshot of Bucky announcing the new Wiscard Balance widget

How do I dismiss announcements?

You dismiss an announcement when you click a dismiss or learn more link about the announcement, since this suggests you got the message and there's no advantage in annoying you with announcements about things you already know about.

Screenshot of Bucky announcing a MyUW feature, with the learn more and dismiss links emphasized

How do I un-dismiss announcements?

On the MyUW home screen, click your name in the upper right to open the menu.

Screenshot of the person-name menu at upper right

Click Settings.

Screenshot of Settings link within the personal menu

Reset your last-seen announcement.

Screenshot of announcement reset link within the personal settings page

I un-dismissed and I still do not see the cute mascot

The interruptive and mascot presentations of announcements sometimes have expiration dates so that they still will not show even after the record of your having dismissed an announcement is cleared.

You can still see the content of these announcements on the features page. The features page is linked from the footer.

Screenshot of footer, emphasizing the link to the features page

Keywords:feature   Doc ID:63903
Owner:Andrew P.Group:My UW-Madison Portal
Created:2016-06-07 10:27 CDTUpdated:2016-06-07 11:25 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, My UW-Madison Portal
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