As a WOU student, you’ll find that you use the WOU Portal for almost everything. This includes email, registration, turning in assignments, among many other things. Here’s a guide to some of the programs you can access through the portal.
An icon for the Portal is at the bottom of the WOU website (the icon is a lock with a paw print on it), or you can go to wou.edu/portal.
Email is one of the best ways to find out what’s happening on campus. All emails that go to the student email list are sorted by categories. By default, you’re opted out of all of those categories, so if you want to know what’s happening, you need to opt in to the categories you’re interested in.
By clicking on the email icon at the top of the portal, you’ll have access to your WOU email account, as well as your school Google Drive account. As for emails, you can choose what types of emails you’d like to receive by clicking on your name in the upper righthand corner of the portal. From there, you can click on “Email Prefs” which will take you to a page where you can select your preferences. You can choose content like creative arts, athletics, residential life, community events, and more.
Moodle is a program WOU uses for online aspects of classes. Your professor might post assignments here, and you’ll often turn assignments in and take quizzes through Moodle. As well, if you have an entirely online class, you’ll find everything you need within the program. Since Moodle will be such a large part of your WOU academic experience, it’s important to familiarize yourself with its format and features – check it out!
WolfWeb is where you can find your student information, like the current term’s fees, class schedules, and grades. This is also where you register, add print credits, and buy parking passes.
DegreeTracks is where you can see your progress toward your degree. You can see what classes you have taken, and ones that you need to take in order to meet the requirements of your major and minor. A helpful aspect of DegreeWorks is that the “What If” section allows you to see what would change if you switched your major or minor. It is important to note that while DegreeTracks can be incredibly beneficial, it cannot replace advising appointments, so it works best to use the program and your advisor’s expertise in conjunction.
Handshake, which can be found under the WolfLink icon, is WOU’s job and career site. On Handshake, you can see jobs available on-campus, internships nearby, and upcoming career fairs. You personalize your profile, and you can be matched to jobs that fit your education and experience.
Wolf Connection System
The Wolf Connection System, which is the WCS icon in portal, is where you can easily schedule advising and tutoring appointments.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Within the portal, you can access the WOU scholarship application and your financial aid information. Utilize these icons to ensure that you’re making informed, educated financial decisions about college.