How to Reference Content in MyUW

Recommendations for referencing MyUW content in documentation, websites, KB docs, and emails.

Documentation Recommendations 

These recommendations apply to both MyUW and MyUW Classic and can be adopted at any time. They are designed to make it easy for users to access information quickly. There are two general versions:


1. Use a direct link.

To access <content description>, use the MyUW <app name, direct linked to app>. 

Example: To access online web conferencing, use the MyUW Web Conferencing app.


2. Use a direct link, with the alternative to use search.

To access <content description>, use the MyUW <app name, direct linked to app>. You can also search in MyUW for  “<app name>.”

Example: To access your ETF statement, use the MyUW Benefit Information app.  You can also search in MyUW for “benefit information.”


The direct link redirects the user to the login page and then back to the focused view of the app.
Payroll Information App Focused

In addition to using a direct link to the app itself, you can use a direct link to the directory details page for the app. 

Example: To access your courses and schedule, use the MyUW My Courses app. Learn more about the app on its details page.
Image of app details page

Getting Direct Links

To get a direct link to an app, search for it in the MyUW app directory. Copy the link behind the Launch button (e.g., https://my.wisc.edu/portal/p/MyCourses/render.uP). For a link to the details page, copy the link behind the Details link (e.g., https://my.wisc.edu/web/apps/details/MyCourses).

Known Issues

A direct link to content a user is not authorized to access redirects to the home page with no error messaging.

Search results in MyUW do not currently prioritize by relevance.




Keywords:reference, content, beta, classic, myuw, portal, deep link, direct link   Doc ID:52650
Owner:Annette S.Group:My UW-Madison Portal
Created:2015-06-16 10:45 CDTUpdated:2015-06-22 08:42 CDT
Sites:My UW-Madison Portal
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