Web & Collaboration

GW Information Technology provides a variety of web and collaboration tools for GW students, faculty and staff to use both on and off campus. These services can be used to manage documents and online content, collect user input and communicate with other GW community members. 

 

Blackboard

Blackboard at GW is an online course management system based on the Blackboard Learning System. It enables users to access course syllabi, course-related materials, assignments, assessments and communication features provided by instructors. Blackboard at GW is an authenticated system, so GW community members can only gain access to the online content for courses for which they are registered.

To login to Blackboard, use your GW NetID (the portion of your email address before the @ symbol) and corresponding password. Please note that you will be able to log in to Blackboard approximately 24 hours after you first claim your Net ID.

GW Information Technology Support Center is the first point of contact for Blackboard support. The IT Support Center is available Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 10:00pm by phone at 202-994-4948 and press option 2 or by email at [email protected]. You can also submit a web request support ticket at http://go.gwu.edu/itrequest

After hours, weekend and holiday support is also available through Blackboard Learn Support which can be contacted via the same number 202-994-4948 option 2 when the IT Support Center is closed. 

 

Access Blackboard

Resources

How to login to Blackboard
Blackboard FAQs
Blackboard Course Management  
Blackboard Workshops

GW Blogs

GW Blogs is a WordPress-based, self-service platform available to current students to create websites or blogs for personal or course-related use.

Students wishing to use the service can immediately create an Unofficial Blog website by syncing your GW NetID to the platform. The website address will be blogs.gwu.edu/”yourNetID”

With GW Blogs you can:

  • Set up a blog with a news feed and the ability for comments, or a traditional website with multiple static pages
  • Manage your site via a web-based interface (no need for knowledge of HTML or FTP)
  • Customize the layout of your homepage and interior pages via widgets
  • Grant other users access to edit your site
  • Use Wordpress plugins to extend your site’s functionality
  • Choose from multiple template options in GW’s official color palette

Create your Unofficial Blog Website

Visit the GW Blogs Support section for detailed instructions about how to choose your theme and create web pages and blog posts.

GW Mobile

GW Mobile provides instant access to information on key university resources from a web-enabled mobile device. The app is available for iOSAndroid and Mobile Web. Students can use GW Mobile to find out course availability, schedules and instructor information, access campus maps, access GW directory services, read about university news, find campus shuttle information, access GW email and more. 

GW Mobile FAQs

Features

Courses
Find out course availability, schedules and instructor information. Add a course to your personal calendar.

Maps
Locate emergency Blue Light locations, campus buildings, parking, shuttle stops, dining locations and more. Live GPS walking directions available.

Library
Search the library catalog, reserve a study room, renew borrowed items, ask questions, and more.

 

Directory
Search the GW Directory, call Directory Assistance or use the "Quick Contacts" feature to access university departments and services.

 

GWToday
Read GW's flagship publication with breaking news and in-depth articles about academic programs, research initiatives and the GW community.

 

Schools
View the most recent blogs, events, news and social networks from all of GW's schools.

 

Shuttle
Track the Vern Express and Kennedy Center shuttle. View the Vern Express Twitter feed to find out about delays.

 

4-Ride
Reserve 4-Ride pick-up and set notifications from your phone.

 

GW Email
Access your GW email account from anywhere. Easily use all of the Google apps, including Calendar and Drive.

 

iTunes U
View featured public events made available to the GW community and global learners on GW's iTunes U platform.

 

Bookstore
Browse the bookstore for course books, apparel and more.

 

Alumni
View GW's support services for alumni.

Athletics
View top news, schedules and information about men's, women's and co-ed sports at GW.

Calendar
Browse GW events, the academic calendar and the alumni and athletics calendars.

Emergency Info
View campus alerts as well as contact information for EMeRG, the University Police Department and more.

Give
Donate a gift to the George Washington University.

Hatchet
Read the GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper, for campus and DC news, opinions, culture and entertainment.

New2GW
Check out our site for new GW employees and learn more about the university.

Registrar
Sign in to Mobile GWeb to view courses, weekly schedules, academic holds, and academic records and search the course catalog.

Social 
Follow GW on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Video
Access GW's iTunes U videos.

Feedback
Email us your feedback on the GW Mobile app.

 

WebEx

WebEx, a Colonial Connect service, is available to all GW students, faculty and staff. WebEx is a collaborative meeting tool that allows for real-time video meetings and sharing of computer content over the web. Features include multi-point video conferencing and desktop share to meet for a group project, catch up with friends or make a video call home.

Students can host WebEx meetings for free using a computer, smart phone or tablet and a headset or speakers to participate in the audio portion of the meeting. Student hosted meetings can support up to 8 attendees. Students may attend WebEx meetings hosted by faculty and staff for free; all fees will be charged to the meeting host. Fee-based WebEx hosting with long distance or toll-free calling service is not available for students.

Faculty, staff, students and guests of the university may all be invited to and attend WebEx meetings on either the faculty and staff domain or the student domain. If you are hosting, simply invite your attendees by email address in the WebEx tool. To begin using your WebEx account, login to gwstudent.webex.com with your GW email address ([email protected]) and corresponding password.

Login to WebEx

Watch this video to learn more about what WebEx can do for you. 

Blackboard

Blackboard at GW is an online course management system based on the Blackboard Learning System. It enables users to access course syllabi, course-related materials, assignments, assessments and communication features provided by instructors. Blackboard at GW is an authenticated system, so GW community members can only gain access to the online content for courses for which they are registered.

To login to Blackboard, use your GW NetID (the portion of your email address before the @ symbol) and corresponding password. Please note that you will be able to log in to Blackboard approximately 24 hours after you first claim your Net ID.

GW Information Technology Support Center is the first point of contact for Blackboard support. The IT Support Center is available Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 10:00pm by phone at 202-994-4948 and press option 2 or by email at [email protected]. You can also submit a web request support ticket at http://go.gwu.edu/itrequest

After hours, weekend and holiday support is also available through Blackboard Learn Support which can be contacted via the same number 202-994-4948 option 2 when the IT Support Center is closed. 

 

Access Blackboard

Resources

How to login to Blackboard
Blackboard FAQs
Blackboard Course Management  
Blackboard Workshops

GW Blogs

GW Blogs is a WordPress-based, self-service platform available to current faculty ans staff to create websites or blogs for personal and official use.

Unofficial Blog sites are intended for personal websites, including faculty CV websites. Unofficial Blog sites can be created immediately by syncing your GW NetID to the platform.

Official Blog sites are intended for use for official GW business, such as for an event, initiative, grant-based research project or university department. These sites are typically reserved for academic and administrative departments; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.

All requests for Official Blog sites are reviewed by GW Information Technology and Marketing & Creative Services to ensure that GW Blogs is the appropriate platform for the requested website. Approved Official Blogs sites are typically available within 3 to 5 business days. Requests from academic departments may also be subject to review by the applicable school's or college's central communications or technology department, and may take longer to process.

With GW Blogs you can:

  • Set up a blog with a news feed and the ability for comments, or a traditional website with multiple static pages
  • Manage your site via a web-based interface (no need for knowledge of HTML or FTP)
  • Customize the layout of your homepage and interior pages via widgets
  • Grant other users access to edit your site
  • Use Wordpress plugins to extend your site’s functionality
  • Choose from multiple template options, including “official” templates with GW branding and “unofficial” templates for personal sites

Get started with GW Blogs

Visit the GW Blogs Support section for detailed instructions about how to choose your theme and create web pages and blog posts.

GW Drupal

GW Drupal is GW's central content management system.  The system supports multiple types of content with a customizable layout, so that websites can be customized accordingly with needs. Use the GW Drupal Website Project Request Form to request migration of an existing website, creation of a new website or reorganization and editing of an existing website in GW Drupal. 

Submit a Drupal Website Project Request

Learn more about GW Drupal and its features and tutorials for managing your GW Drupal website

GW Mobile

GW Mobile provides instant access to information on key university resources from a web-enabled mobile device. The app is available for iOSAndroid and Mobile Web. Students can use GW Mobile to find out course availability, schedules and instructor information, access campus maps, access GW directory services, read about university news, find campus shuttle information, access GW email and more. 

GW Mobile FAQs

Features

Courses
Find out course availability, schedules and instructor information. Add a course to your personal calendar.

Maps
Locate emergency Blue Light locations, campus buildings, parking, shuttle stops, dining locations and more. Live GPS walking directions available.

Library
Search the library catalog, reserve a study room, renew borrowed items, ask questions, and more.

 

Directory
Search the GW Directory, call Directory Assistance or use the "Quick Contacts" feature to access university departments and services.

 

GWToday
Read GW's flagship publication with breaking news and in-depth articles about academic programs, research initiatives and the GW community.

 

Schools
View the most recent blogs, events, news and social networks from all of GW's schools.

 

Shuttle
Track the Vern Express and Kennedy Center shuttle. View the Vern Express Twitter feed to find out about delays.

 

4-Ride
Reserve 4-Ride pick-up and set notifications from your phone.

 

GW Email
Access your GW email account from anywhere. Easily use all of the Google apps, including Calendar and Drive.

 

iTunes U
View featured public events made available to the GW community and global learners on GW's iTunes U platform.

 

Bookstore
Browse the bookstore for course books, apparel and more.

 

Alumni
View GW's support services for alumni.

Athletics
View top news, schedules and information about men's, women's and co-ed sports at GW.

Calendar
Browse GW events, the academic calendar and the alumni and athletics calendars.

Emergency Info
View campus alerts as well as contact information for EMeRG, the University Police Department and more.

Give
Donate a gift to the George Washington University.

Hatchet
Read the GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper, for campus and DC news, opinions, culture and entertainment.

New2GW
Check out our site for new GW employees and learn more about the university.

Registrar
Sign in to Mobile GWeb to view courses, weekly schedules, academic holds, and academic records and search the course catalog.

Social 
Follow GW on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Video
Access GW's iTunes U videos.

Feedback
Email us your feedback on the GW Mobile app.

 

WebEx

WebEx, a Colonial Connect service, is available to all GW students, faculty and staff. WebEx is a collaborative meeting tool that allows for real-time video meetings and sharing computer content over the web. Features include multi-point video conferencing and desktop share to help facilitate online meetings or teach a class. Sessions can be recorded and can accommodate up to 500 users in one session.

There is no charge for attending a WebEx meeting when you use your computer and a headset or speakers to participate in the audio portion of the meeting. The meeting host will be charged $0.025 per minute, per attendee who use a long distance number to dial in. The meeting host will be charged $0.06 per minute, per attendee who use a toll-free number to dial in.

Faculty, staff, students and guests of the university may all be invited to and attend WebEx meetings on either the faculty and staff domain or the student domain. If you are hosting, simply invite your attendees by email and choose the connection methods you wish to allow (computer only, toll number dial-in or toll-free dial-in) in the WebEx tool. To begin using your WebEx account, login to gwu.webex.com with your GW email address ([email protected]) and corresponding password.

Login to WebEx

Watch this video to learn more about what WebEx can do for you.