Southwestern College

What is the MySWC Portal?

The MySWC Portal is your gateway to all things Southwestern. It brings together many different SWC resources, sites, and applications - all in one place. And, depending on who you are, the information displayed could be different - but the experience remains consistent! For example, all students and faculty will see dedicated Blackboard and Canvas spaces where current classes (with direct links) are listed, but most staff will not see them. The MySWC Portal will only show you content that relates to you, saving you time as you find the resources you need.

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MySWC Portal Features

Below are some of the features of the MySWC Portal:

  • MySWC QuickConnect
    At the very top, center of your MySWC Portal page are MySWC QuickConnect buttons that provide you with direct access to the secure SWC apps you use the most. Click/tap on the "My Email" button to open a new window/tab to connect to your SWC email account (Outlook Web Apps for Staff/Faculty and Google Gmail for Students). Clicking on "Campus Apps" slides down a menu with clickable buttons to launch secure SWC sites you are authorized to use. Also, any button with a small green indicator on the bottom, left corner of the image is an indicator that SSO is active for that secure SWC site. You just simply need to click/tap once to launch the app to start using it, with no additional login required! For direct access to Google G-Suite apps, click the button to expose a slide-down menu with buttons to launch the individual G-Suite Apps (most with no additional login required) in a new window/tab.
    MySWC Portal Campus Apps
  • My Alerts
    Important notices, unique to you, are displayed to allow you to quickly respond to required actions. You will only see this feature when you have an alert.
  • My Announcements
    Any announcements relevant to you are displayed with direct links to see more information about them.
  • My Classes in Blackboard
    Your current Blackboard courses are listed, along with direct links to them - and you won't even have to login again! This MySWC Portal feature will only be seen by Students and Faculty. If you would like to see your all of your Blackboard courses (including those in the past), click on the Blackboard button located in the "Campus Apps" slide-down menu of the MySWC QuickConnect section.
  • My Classes in Canvas
    You can link directly to Canvas without having to login again. This MySWC Portal feature will only be seen by Students and Faculty and will soon be enhanced to be similar to the "My Classes in Blackboard" feature described above. Ellucian, the portal maker, expects to have this completed by the end of 2017.
  • My Week
    Your calendar is displayed with direct links to the individual appointments (no additional login required). This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone. Students, your calendar content is pulled from your Google Calendar in G Suite, as well as from Blackboard. Faculty, your calendar content is pulled from your SWC Outlook (email) account and Blackboard. Staff, your calendar content is pulled from your SWC Outlook (email) account.
  • My To Do
    Items that need to be completed by you are displayed here with direct links to them (again, no additional login required). This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone. Students, your tasks are pulled from your Google Calendar in G Suite, as well as from Blackboard. Faculty, your tasks are pulled from your SWC Outlook (email) account and Blackboard. Staff, your tasks are pulled from your SWC Outlook (email) account.
  • SWC Email / SWC Student Email
    The current number of unread emails in your inbox is displayed, along with a direct link to your SWC email account without needing to login again. This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone. Students, your inbox is pulled from your SWC Student Email account. Staff and Faculty, your inbox is pulled from your SWC Outlook account and clicking on it opens up Outlook Web Apps. Also, Staff and Faculty, you will also see a "Spam" link that opens a new window/tab that displays any junk mail that was blocked.
  • WebAdvisor
    Accordion style menus provide you direct links to WebAdvisor items that you are already used to - no additional login is required! This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone. Students will see the WebAdvisor "Students" menu. Staff will see the WebAdvisor "Employees" menu. Faculty will see the WebAdvisor "Faculty" and "Employees" menus.
  • Campus Apps
    Links to secure SWC sites and applications are displayed and most will not require you to login again! This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone. However, the links that are displayed will be different based on your individual security and permissions. These text links are identical to the "Campus Apps" button links from the MySWC QuickConnect section at the top of the page.
  • Campus Links
    Links to other, non-secure SWC resources are listed. This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone. However, the links that are displayed will be different based on your role and/or department.
  • Campus News
    News and information pertaining to all of Southwestern College can be found here, along with links to the full article for you to read. This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone and is displayed the same to everyone.
  • Campus Events
    Upcoming SWC events pertaining to all of Southwestern College can be found here, along with links to the full description for you to read. This MySWC Portal feature is visible to everyone and is displayed the same to everyone.

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Last updated: 6/17/2017 1:55:33 AM