v Remote Email Access
UW Colleges and UW Extension Faculty and staff may access their Campus Email via the Outlook Web Access client (OWA) from any computer with an active Internet connection.
Link to UWCX OWA (Outlook Web Access Client): https://mail.uwex.uwc.edu/owa/ NOTE: OWA will open in your PC systems default web browser.
Enter your UWCX username & password; username (a.k.a.) UWEX Net ID, or UWC PRISM ID (OPERID). Most usernams are formatted "firstname.lastname".
OWA is a light version of the MS Outlook desktop client. OWA has most of the same functionality if opened in Internet Explorer (IE). If opened in a non-Microsoft web browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) an even slimmer version of MS Outlook is presented.
v Remote access to Files and Folders stored on a UWCX network server
There are a couple services that enable access to files and folders stored on a UWCX network server from a remote location. The service available to you is dependent upon at which institution UW-Colleges or UW-Extension you are employed.
UW Colleges employees use the WebDAV service. WebDAV is an abbreviation for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. WebDAV provides the ability to create, change and move documents on a remote server as if they were stored in a local directory on your personal computer. It replaces FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) for transferring files between your personal campus network folder [Z:\], and your home computer. WebDAV can be set up on Windows or Apple Macintosh computers for access only to faculty and staff (personal) folders (directories), which are more familiar to some as their "My Documents." folder, or Z:\ drive.
This service is not available for network folders shared with other faculty and staff. Please contact your local campus IT staff for more information and instructions on how to enable this service on your home PC. If you are unable to connect to personal network folder with WebDAV, contact the CITS Service Desk Toll Free at 888-893-9892. Request a verification that your network account is set up for the WebDAV service.
UW-Extension employees who are located on the UW Madison campus at 432 N. Lake Street (Extension Building), 622 Langdon Street (Lowell Hall), 45 N. Charter Street (Bulk Mail Bldg.), 780 Regent Street, and some employees located at 720 Langdon Street (Pyle Center), and 644 W. Washington Avenue (City Station) have a couple ofremote access options available to them dependent upon what network files, or other UWCX resources they wish to access.
A request can be submitted via the Self Service web form or This access needs to be enabled by Central IT. Contact the UWCX Service Center at (608) 262-5034 to request this service.
v Files and Folders stored on local PC hard drive in my office.
This type of functionality is usually reserved for people who need to continue to work on the network in an emergency situation such as a pandemic flu (e.g. H1N1). If you are granted permission for this access it is done through the use of our Citrix Web application (for which there are a limited number of licenses).
Contact the UWCX Service Center at (608) 262-5034 or Toll Free at (888) 893-9892 to request this service. Your request will be escalated to UWCX Central ITS management for consideration. If you are granted access to the utility you will be contacted and provided instructions to:
Install the Citrix Web application on your personal computer
Login to the application with your network login credentials
Use the Remote Desktop application to gain access to the computer in your office from a remote location.
NOTE: The computer in your office, e.g., the PC you are accessing remotely, must be powered on, and connected to the local area network to ensure the Remote Desktop application can connect. If the PC is powered off or disconnected from the network, you will not be able to access the PC successfully from a remote location.