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Issue/Question

My display name is showing up as something other than my preferred first name, how can I get that changed?

Resolution

Students

 Note: If you need your legal first or last name updated you should contact the Registrar's Office at 270-745-3351.

  1. Log into TopNet.
  2. Click Continue Login.
  3. Click Personal Information.
  4. Click Name Change Information.
  5. Type in your preferred first name.
  6. Click Submit New Preferred Name or Remove Preferred Name.

Employees

 Note: If you need your legal first or last name updated you should contact Human Resources at 270-745-5360.

  1. Log into TopNet.
  2. Click Continue Login.
  3. Click Personal Information.
  4. Click Name Change Information.
  5. Type in your preferred first name.
  6. Click Submit New Preferred Name or Remove Preferred Name.

Alumni

Alumni should contact the Alumni Association at 270-745-2586 to update their preferred first name on file. If you have a preferred first name, and no longer want that as the display name, then you will need to have that removed on file.

Last Modified: 07-19-2018 09:27AM

Issue/Question

Can the WKU IT Helpdesk provide me with the password for any of my accounts?

Resolution

We are unable to view passwords for accounts. Users can use the accounts page to try resetting a password for any of their WKU accounts.

Note: Users using Guest Accounts will need to contact their sponsor in order to get the password.

Last Modified: 05-31-2018 07:43AM

Issue/Question

How do I delete a bookmark folder in myWKU?

Environment

Resolution

  1. Click the  icon on the top left.
  2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks module (typically located on the left hand side).
  3. Click  Delete.
  4. Click the  button next to the folder to be deleted.
     Note: Any bookmarks or folders within that folder will also be deleted.
  5. Click  Remove.
Last Modified: 05-30-2018 15:27PM

Issue/Question

How do I edit a bookmark folder in myWKU?

Environment

Resolution

  1. Click the  icon on the top left.
  2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks module (typically located on the left hand side).
  3. Click  Edit.
  4. Click the button next to the folder to be edited.
  5. In the  Editing pop up window:
    1. Update your Folder Name.
    2. Update the selected folder. Folders can be added to folders in the Top Level.
    3. Click  Save.

Last Modified: 05-30-2018 15:27PM

Issue/Question

How do I add a folder to Bookmarks in myWKU?

Environment

Resolution

  1. Click the icon on the top left.
  2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks module (typically located on the left hand side).
  3. Click  Add.
  4. Select Folder.
  5. In the Add a Folder pop up window:
    1. Enter your Folder Name.
    2. Select a Folder. Folders can be added to folders in the Top Level.
    3. Click  Add Folder.
Last Modified: 05-30-2018 15:26PM

Issue/Question

How do I delete a bookmark in myWKU?

Environment

Resolution

  1. Click the  icon on the top left.
  2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks module (typically located on the left hand side).
  3. Click  Delete.
  4. Click the  next to the bookmark to be deleted.
  5. Click  Remove.
Last Modified: 05-30-2018 15:26PM

Issue/Question

How do I edit a bookmark in myWKU?

Environment

Resolution

  1. Click the  icon on the top left.
  2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks module (typically located on the left hand side).
  3. Click  Edit.
  4. Click the button next to the bookmark to be edited.
  5. In the  Editing pop up window:
    1. Update your Bookmark Name.
    2. Update your Bookmark URL​.
      Note: Must include http:// or https:// in your URL.
    3. Update the selected folder for the bookmark.
    4. Click  Save.
Last Modified: 05-30-2018 15:26PM

Issue/Question

How do I add a bookmark in myWKU?

Environment

Resolution

  1. Click the icon on the top left.
  2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks module (typically located on the left hand side).
  3. Click  Add.
  4. Select Bookmark from the dropdown.
  5. In the Add a Bookmark pop up window:
    1. Enter your Bookmark Name.
    2. Enter your Bookmark URL.
      Note: Must include http:// or https:// in your URL.
    3. Select a Folder for the bookmark. If no folders have been created previously select Top Level.
    4. Click  Add Bookmark.
Last Modified: 05-30-2018 15:26PM

Issue/Question

How do I log into myWKU?

Resolution

  1. Navigate to the myWKU login page.
  2. Enter your NetID.
  3. Enter your NetID Password.
  4. Click Login to myWKU.

Note: You must be currently enrolled in classes or an active Faculty/Staff member to access myWKU.

Last Modified: 07-10-2015 11:58AM

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