The primary purpose of the Work West Webspace is to provide relevant, accurate and timely information to faculty and staff to support UWG’s business and operational alignment with the strategic plan. Expand the sections below to learn more about the Work West Webspace.

  • About
    Purpose of the Work West Webspace

    The purpose of the content posted on workwest.westga.edu is:

    • to share information about UWG services with faculty and staff to support the delivery of services,
    • to share information about UWG’s happenings to engage faculty and staff,
    • to share information on a need to know basis with internal groups e.g. committees, project groups, departments, schools, units, to promote collaboration,
    • to provide easy paths to information needed to complete tasks.
    Benefits of the Webspace
    • Aids with Information Security - Internal content, such as university systems, is hidden from the public
    • Reduces amount of content on the public webspace that does not apply to students, allowing it to become a stronger recruitment tool
    • Opportunity to expand and improve web presence for employees

    The more faculty and staff use and contribute to the Work West Webspace, the more benefit we will all find in using the space.

  • Using the Work West Webspace

    The Work West Webspace is not visible to the public. UWG ID faculty and staff credentials are required to enter the workwest.westga.edu domain. The webspace can be used both on and off campus.

    • Access the Webspace
      Access the Webspace 

      To access the Work West Webspace homepage, you can use the URL workwest.westga.edu or use the link we have added to the lock icon on the public site (pictured below). You will then log in using your UWG ID. Note that certain links may take you to the public version of a page if the internal page has not yet been established. 

      image of public homepage with login options

    • Work West Announcements
      Work West Announcements

      Work West Announcements are one of the main elements displayed on the homepage for the Work West Webspace. Internal-based updates such as major internal deadlines, events, policy changes, and more are displayed. Viewers can change what items are displayed by using the "Search by Date" and "Search by Tag" options available. If there is an announcement that you believe the campus community needs to be made aware of, there is a "Submit an Announcement" link available. 

      Visit the Work West Announcements page!

    • Faculty & Staff Events Calendar
      Faculty & Staff Events Calendar

      The Faculty & Staff Events Calendar is accessible from both the public site and Work West Webspace. Any events that pertain to faculty or staff should be added to the calendar before email notifications are sent. Events created in this system can have documents attached to listings and can even have registration limits set. The Work West Webspace homepage has a quick-view section to review upcoming events. 

      If you need help creating an event, please watch our Event Creation Tutorial (YouTube) or by reviewing our step-by-step Google Doc. Please review the rules and tips listed on our Events Calendar information page before posting an event as they apply to both the Main Events Calendar and the Faculty & Staff Events Calendar. 

      Visit the Faculty & Staff Events Calendar!

    • Worthy Wolves
      Worthy Wolves

      Worthy Wolves serves as a space to showcase achievements, bragging points, and more from our fellow Wolves. These Items of Interest may feature students, alumni, staff, and faculty members of UWG. Viewers can use the "Search by Date" and "Search by Tag" functions to filter the displayed items. Items of Interest can also be submitted to the Worthy Wolves page. 

      Visit the Worthy Wolves page!

    • Work West Success
      Work West Success

      Work West Success items focus on the achievements, awards, etc. of faculty and staff, departments, or the university. Where Worthy Wolves focuses more on a particular individual's achievement, Work West Success stories showcase how our fellow employees are impacting the community around them. 

      Visit the Work West Success page!

    • Work West Documents
      Work West Documents

      The purpose of  Work West Documents is to share current, relevant, and useful digital documents with all faculty and staff. Examples of documents to share here include event fliers, agendas, user guides, training materials, town hall presentations, reports, etc. Users will be able to submit documents for approval to be shared. There are a few guidelines to consider when submitting a document to share:

      • If approved, documents will be available for up to seven (7) days. 
      • This service is meant for temporary sharing, not file storage. Users are responsible for securely storing their files elsewhere. 
      • Work West Documents are shared with everyone in the UWG Organization. Keep this in mind when submitting documents. 
      • This service is managed using Google Drive, meaning to view the files available on the Work West Documents page, users must also be signed into Google Drive/G-mail. 
      • Please make the titles of documents short and descriptive.

      Visit the Work West Documents page!

      Note: Google Drive is already available to your department and can be used as a permanent location for sharing digital documents across your department. The Google Drive and Google Docs page from ITS has instructional videos on using these services. Contact UCM Web Services at web@westga.edu if you would like to display your department's Google Drive on your Work West department website. 

  • Content Guide

    UWG Faculty and Staff are the target audience for all content on the Work West Webspace. All content should be presented in a simple, easy to navigate manner. Content should also follow all accessibility standards. Review the sections below to learn about what content is acceptable or not-acceptable.

    • Acceptable Content
      Acceptable Content
      • Work procedure information
      • Studies, awards, success stories of faculty/staff/departments
      • Services offered that impact or may be of interest to faculty/staff
      • Information that supports the goals and initiatives of UWG
      • Policy information for departments, UWG as a whole, or the University System of Georgia
    • Not-Acceptable Content
      Not-Acceptable Content
      • Any content that contains confidential information
      • Inflammatory content, hate speech, and/or content that does not align with the values, goals, etc. of the university or USG
      • Any content that violates acceptable use policy, copyright laws, local, state, and federal laws, and/or USG policies
      • Content regarding outside businesses and/or services
      • Content that is only relevant to students
    • Governance of Content
      Governance of Content
      Content Responsibility
      • The accuracy and relevance of content on both the Work West Webspace and public sites is the responsibility of OU Campus editors and approvers for a given department.
      • UCM is responsible for providing training and assistance to OU Campus editors.
      Expectations for Proper Use
      • OU Campus editors and approvers are expected to follow all guidelines regarding appropriate content.
      • All content should follow accessibility standards.
      • Content should be up-to-date and should be free of errors, misinformation, etc.

      Learn more on our  Work West Website Governance page.

  • OU Campus and Work West
    Logging into OU Campus from Work West

    Users will follow the same process to access OU Campus within the Work West Webspace. In order to make changes to a page within the Work West Webspace, you must log into OU Campus from the Work West version of the site. If you want to switch to making changes to the public version of your site, you must log into OU Campus from the public site.

    Helpful Links for OU Campus
    1. If you need to create an OU Campus account, please fill out an OU Account Creation Form and send it via campus mail to Robert Chesser in ITS.
    2. New OU Campus users must attend Basic and Accessibility trainings. Visit the Training Calendar page to find and sign up for training sessions.
    3. For details on OU Campus CMS, visit the linked page. You can find details about CMS policies, procedures, and more.
    4. View our OU Campus Guide for step by step instructions on various content editing and layout tasks. 
      For additional web support, please send all requests to web@westga.edu.
    5. As we continue to expand the Work West Webspace, new content and features may become available. Please use our feedback form to let us know of content/features that you think would benefit your fellow wolves: Work West Feedback
  • FAQ

    Below are answers to common questions regarding the Work West Webspace. If you have a question not answered here, please email web@westga.edu for assistance. 

    • What is the new Work West website (workwest.westga.edu) used for?
      What is the new Work West website (workwest.westga.edu) used for?

      The Work West website is designed for employee-only information and communication. This is a resource for shared content available internally to faculty, and staff only. You must have a UWG ID username and password to access the Work West website.

    • How do I get on the new Work West website?
      How do I get on the new Work West website?

      To access the Work West website, navigate your Internet browser to https://workwest.westga.edu/ and enter your UWG ID username and password.

    • Where can I access the new Work West website?
      Where can I access the new Work West website?

      The Work West website can be used anywhere the internet can be accessed, both on campus and off campus.

    • Do I continue to use www.westga.edu?
      Do I continue to use www.westga.edu?

      Yes, our public website will continue to host website content for our external and internal audiences. However, as our internal website traffic shifts from public to internal web space, our web editors may choose to post internal content on the workwest.westga.edu website only.

    • Where will I see news, event announcements, messages to staff, president’s updates, etc.?
      Where will I see news, event announcements, messages to staff, president’s updates, etc.?

      Internal communications will be posted on the new Work West website. You will still receive your weekly updates via Work West Bulletin.

    • Where should I look for events open to faculty and staff?
      Where should I look for events open to faculty and staff?

      Faculty and staff events are posted on UWG's official events calendar. The Work West website displays an event feed with all events placed in the Faculty and Staff category.

    • What about my department’s internal site?
      What about my department’s internal site?

      Any public website managed in OU Campus CMS has a corresponding internal space on workwest.westga.edu. For example, https://www.westga.edu/ucm/  public website has a corresponding internal website at: https://workwest.westga.edu/ucm/

    • How do I access to edit my department's internal site?
      How do I access to edit my department's internal site?

      If you are already a registered OU Campus editor you will automatically have access to your internal departmental website. Check our events calendar for OU Campus training classes for internal website editors. If you are a new editor you may request a new account via this form. Learn more about the Work West Webspace Governance here.

    • Can I share documents with certain individuals only or store sensitive data on my department's internal site?
      Can I share documents with certain individuals only or store sensitive data on my department's internal site?

      No, the web pages and paths to web content on workwest.westga.edu are hidden from the public but are visible to any employee. You should not store any sensitive data on the public or internal website.

    • How do I request help?
      How do I request help?
      • If you have problems with accessing the Work West website, please contact ITS Service Desk at 678-839-6587.
      • If you have questions about the content of the Work West website, need OU Campus CMS support, WebCV support, or events submission support contact UCM’s Web Services team at web@westga.edu.
    • Is that all?
      Is that all?
      • No! The Work West website will grow and change as the internal traffic shifts from our public to our internal web presence. Our website owners and editors will publish more internal content and request parts of their public sites to be moved to internal space only. We welcome your suggestions and feedback as we develop new website sections and provide easier paths to commonly used internal resources.