FAQs

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How do I access Our Wisconsin?

Our Wisconsin is now available in Canvas at http://canvas.wisc.edu

  • Click on the “Our Wisconsin Fall 2022” course
  • Click “Launch Our Wisconsin”
  • Click “Start” on the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for Students button

Who has to take the program?

All incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students, including both first-year and transfer students, must complete the online Our Wisconsin program. Other student groups and organizations will have the opportunity to engage in the Our Wisconsin online program and in-person programming as well.

How much time will it take me to complete the online program?

The online Our Wisconsin program Part 1 will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete while Part 2 will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The module contains several activities and concepts that may be new or require reflection. We suggest that students take breaks between sections and complete the program over a period of time that allows for reflection and processing. The program will automatically save your place in the module.

When do I need to have the program completed for Fall 2022?

Part 1 of the program is due Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Part 2 of the program will be accessible to you 45 days after you complete Part 1. You will receive an email to complete Part 2, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete Part 2 is November 14, 2022.

It says the program is mandatory now. What does that mean?

The Our Wisconsin program is required for all incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students, including both first-year and transfer students. Failure to complete the Our Wisconsin program will result in a hold on your academic record for registration the following semester.

If I have questions or concerns about the program, who should I contact?

Students can reach out to ourwisc@studentaffairs.wisc.edu  at any time with questions and concerns.

How are you tracking who has completed the program?

Incoming degree-seeking undergraduate first-year and transfer students will be auto-enrolled to the Our Wisconsin course in Canvas, which will track students progress and completion of the course.

I went through an in-person workshop similar to Our Wisconsin. Is this different? Do I need to go through it again?

Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester the Our Wisconsin program is now an online module that is mandatory for incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students-including first-year and transfer students. If you are not an incoming degree-seeking undergraduate student then you do not have to complete the new Our Wisconsin program.

Can my staff, student organization, or program take the Our Wisconsin module? How can I sign them up to participate in Our Wisconsin?

Yes, learners who are not incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students can still participate in the Our Wisconsin program. Please reach out to ourwisc@studentaffairs.wisc.edu  to inquire about having your group go through the course.

I am an incoming student. What are the other two programs that I’m required to take?

The other two required first-year programs are hosted through University Health Services (UHS).  They are AlcoholEDU and U Got This!.  More information about these programs can be found here:

I am currently trying to take the course and having some technical issues, what should I do?

If you are having rouble logging in to Canvas with your NetID Try these steps or call the DoIt Help Desk at 608-264-HELP.

If you experience difficulty with Our Wisconsin, try the following:

  • Use an alternate browser.
  • Refresh the screen two to three times from within the course.
  • Close all browser windows, and try logging into the course again.

If you continue to experience technical difficulties, the Our Wisconsin Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

I missed the deadline to complete the course, what should I do?

Email us at ourwisc@studentaffairs.wisc.edu  and start the course as soon as possible.

Where can I learn more about the accessibility of the Our Wisconsin Program?

For information regarding the accessibility and usability of Our Wisconsin, to report an accessibility or usability barrier, or to request assistance, please contact ourwisc@studentaffairs.wisc.edu. Please see Diversity & Inclusion Training Accessibility & Usability Information (Students) KB for details.