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MyUW System Portal - Navigating and Searching in MyUW

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

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


The default widgets on your homepage contain useful information and links for UW System Employees.

MyUW homepage with maroon banner and search bar across top and a variety of gray tiles linking to UW resources below

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

Sidebar with options to browse apps, see notifications, see about/version information, or change tile size

Search for Apps

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

Search bar at top of MyUW homepage

Note: The search results page will vary by campus. Some campuses searches will return directory or campus homepage search results in addition to content in MyUW. Other campus searches will only return results within MyUW.

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

Customize your Homepage

Expanded or Compact Mode

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

"change tile size" option in MyUW sidebar

Comparison of expanded vs compacted mode views
Expanded Mode 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.
Two expanded tiles with listed news items and links Two compact widgets, only displaying icon and tile title

Move Tiles

Drag and drop widgets to change their order.

Click, drag, and drop tile to move it to a new location

Remove Tiles

To remove a widget, hover the mouse cursor over it and click the "x".

"X" icon appears when hovering over app to remove it from homepage

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.

"Add to home" prompt with large plus sign icon

Need Help?

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