FAQs

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How do I access Our Wisconsin?

  1. Go to canvas.wisc.edu and sign on with your NetID and password.
  2. Select the ‘Courses’ tab
  3. Click on Our Wisconsin-Spring 2022 to access the course.
  4. On the registration page you may be asked for additional information to complete the creation of your account. You will not need to create an additional username or password.
  5. You may login and out of the course at the end of each section. Section ends are marked with a “Next” button.

Important: Do not log out until you click the “Next” button or you will have to repeat the previous section.

  • To log back into your account, always access Our Wisconsin from Canvas and follow steps 2 and 3.

Who has to take the program?

All incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students-including 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 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 Spring 2022?

Part 1 of the program will be due no later than January 25, 2022.

Part 2 of the program will be due 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 April 4, 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 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@studentlife.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@studentlife.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@studentlife.wisc.edu and start the course as soon as possible.