Academica

Academica is Wayne State University's single sign-on portal, providing secure access to most WSU systems and services. Academica also allows you to connect with your peers and instructors via a modern messaging system.

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Academica

  • How do I use streams on Academica?

    Streams are the very core of Academica. Streams are how you learn what others are talking about and how you collaborate with your fellow Warriors. You can follow Streams based on classes, groups, interests, resources and more. Finding streams If ...

  • How do I access links to sites and services in Academica?

    Students and employees may both access Wayne State University administrative systems and services within Academica. These systems and services are found under the Resources header on the left-hand side of the Academica homepage. The resource area...

  • How do I change my directory address in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to change your address in the Wayne State University Directory within Academica. Log in with your AccessID and password at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box, follow the appropriate path to the View Personal Info link fo...

  • How do I change my settings in Academica?

    Academica is Wayne State University's highly customizable portal for faculty, staff, students and select others. Follow the steps below to customize your preferences in Academica. To access User Preferences, click the Settings Icon in the top righ...

  • How do I create an Academica stream?

    Follow the steps below to create a new stream in Academica. Click the Settings icon at the top right corner of the Academica homepage and then click Streams. This will take you to a page where you can manage your stream Subscriptions. You will s...

  • How do I moderate an Academica stream?

    An Academica stream Moderator has a unique set of privileges and responsibilities. How to become a moderator You may become a stream moderator by creating a new stream, requesting moderation on an existing stream or by invitation from an existin...

  • How do I write posts in Academica and send them to the right people?

    Follow the steps below to write a new post on Academica. Go to a.wayne.edu and log in with your AccessID and password. Click New Post in the top right of your stream feed on the Academica homepage. A dropdown menu will expose three options: Sim...

  • How do Academica streams work?

    A Stream is a list of posts very much like a Facebook timeline. Posts can be made by stream authors and read by Followers. Posts can also be removed by stream Moderators. Authors may choose to file posts under multiple streams at one time. Where...

  • How do message threads and replies work in Academica?

    Every stream in Academica is made up of a series of Posts. Users may see these posts by visiting a stream’s specific URL or by Subscribing to the stream so they show up in their homepage Feed. Only users with permission to see a post may com...

  • How do I embed images and use rich text in Academica posts and messages?

    Posts in Academica may be made more dynamic and interesting with the addition of Rich Text and other customizations. Take your text and bold it, italicize it, underline it, create bulleted or numbered lists, insert images and videos, include links an...

  • How do I search on Academica?

    Academica features a powerful search engine that encompasses multiple types of data. Users may search all of Academica core resources simultaneously including streams, posts, users and more. Users may also search resources specifically by utilizing t...

  • What do I need to use Academica?

    In order to log in to Academica, you need a WSU AccessID, a computer with Internet access, and a recent version of a Web browser that supports Internet standards, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari. Academica is free to use.

  • What password do I use to log in to Academica?

    Log in to Academica with your Wayne State University AccessID and password. This is the same password you use for Wayne Connect email. Note: As of March 19, 2007, this is the same password you use for Cognos ReportNet access; This may not be the ...

  • Why don't I see my course when I submit final grades via Academica?

    If you do not see your course when you go to submit your final grades via Academica, you may need to contact your schedule coordinator to make sure you are seen as the instructor of record. Learn more about Blackboard at tech.wayne.edu/kb/academi...

  • Who can use Academica?

    Academica is available to Wayne State University students, faculty, staff, applicants and select retirees. When you visit Academica, it will recognize you and display information pertinent to your role(s) at WSU.

  • Why is my Academica account disabled?

    Academica accounts may be disabled for one of the following reasons. There have been more than five login attempts using an incorrect password. For security reasons, an account is disabled after the fifth unsuccessful login. A student has not reg...

  • How do I change the password I use for Academica, Blackboard, and Wayne Connect email?

    Follow the steps below to change your password for Academica, Blackboard and Wayne Connect. Log in to Academica. Click the Settings/Logout icon in the upper-right corner and then click Account Management. Click the Change Your Password link on ...

  • How do I access my Wayne Connect email from Academica?

    Follow the steps below to access Wayne Connect-Powered by Microsoft from Academica. Log into Academica at a.wayne.edu. Click the Wayne Connect icon along the top menu. NOTE: Academica sends you directly into your secure Wayne Connect mailbox....

  • Why is my Detailed Schedule information in Academica not displaying correctly?

    If you see a discrepancy between your current registration information and the Detailed Schedule on Academica, please contact the Wayne State University Registration Help Desk at registration@wayne.edu.

  • How do I get an Academica login ID?

    If you have a valid Wayne State University AccessID then you already have an Academica ID. Log in to Academica with your AccessID and password. NOTE: Learn more about your AccessID on the C&IT Knowledge Base.

  • How do I log in to Academica?

    Login to Wayne State's portal with your AccessID and password to access all of WSU's online services.

  • How can WSU faculty find the courses they are teaching in Academica?

    Members of the Wayne State University faculty may find assigned courses in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side, choose Faculty Instructional Resources. Click Download Classlist. Choose h...

  • How can I view any holds on my student record?

    Follow the steps below to view any holds on your records. If you have a registration hold on your student record, you will not be allowed to register for classes. A transcript hold will prevent you from obtaining an official transcript or viewing you...

  • How do I apply for or check my financial aid in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to apply for or check the status of financial aid services in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Find the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side and click Student Resources. Click Financial Aid in the dropdow...

  • How does a WSU employee check employee information in Academica?

    As a Wayne State University employee (faculty or staff), you may view pay stubs, vacation time and other employee information on Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Click Employee Resources in the WSU Resources box on the left-hand sid...

  • How does an employee sign up for training workshops in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to sign up for employee training workshops. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Under the WSU Resources menu on the left, click Employee Resources and then click Other Resources. Select Training, Seminars, Workshops. On ...

  • How do I pay for my courses in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to pay for courses in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Click Student Resources in the lefthand menu. The Financial Records section allows you to see your bill. The Online Payments section allows you to pay f...

  • How do I register for classes in Academica?

    Wayne State University students may register for classes on Academica. To begin, go to the online WSU Class Schedule at classschedule.wayne.edu. Follow these instructions to build a wish list and register directly from the Class Schedule. If th...

  • Where do I find my final and early assessment grades?

    Official Wayne State University grades (final and early assessment) are posted on Academica. Follow the steps below to access them. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side of the page, click Student Reso...

  • How can a WSU instructor download a class list in Academica?

    Wayne State University faculty can find assigned courses in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side, choose Faculty Instructional Resources. Click Download Classlist. Choose how to download ...

  • How does a WSU instructor enter grades in Academica?

    Wayne State University faculty must enter final grades in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side, choose Faculty Instructional Resources. Click Early Assessment Grades or Final Grades, depen...

  • How do WSU students check their schedule on Academica?

    Follow the steps below to find your class schedule on Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side of the page, click Student Resources. Schedules are available in the Registration sub-menu. Once ...

  • What is CASHNet?

    CASHNet is an electronic payment system available to Wayne State University students to pay charges for tuition and other student services. CASHNet allows the student, parent, legal guardian or verified third party to pay these charges with a credit ...

  • How do I pin a resource to My Frequent Links in Academica?

    Users may pin any of the Wayne State University resource links to their My Frequent Links on Academica. This allows one-click access as soon as you are logged in to Academica. Follow the steps below to pin your most-used resources. Locate the reso...

  • How do I make a promotional post in Academica?

    Academica allows divisions, departments and campus groups to send promotional messages to campus users directly within the message stream. How do Academica promotional posts work? Once you have access to Academica Promotional Messaging you may c...

  • How do I share OneDrive files in Academica?

    OneDrive files or folders may be shared via Academica by creating a web link. Follow the steps below to share a OneDrive item on a Academica Stream, e.g. a specific course stream (learn how to find a course stream in Academica at computing.wayne.edu)...

  • How do I delete a post in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to delete a post in Academica. You may delete any post you created or post made to a stream that you are moderator of. Find the post you wish to delete and click the three dots (...) in the upper righthand corner of it. C...

  • What should I know about Academica course streams?

    Academica creates course streams to supplement communication outside of the classroom. Students and faculty are both automatically added to a course stream upon enrollment; students and faculty may both post in these streams as well as comment on or ...

  • What are Academicoins and how do I use them?

    Select Academica users may post Promotional messages, which are based on a coin system called Academicoin. One recipient equals one Academicoin — the number of recipients you choose is how many coins you will need to send the message. For examp...

  • How do I use hashtags and mentions in Academica?

    Academica users may draw more attention to your posts by utilizing Mentions or Hashtags. Mentions Mentions are a way to tag other users in a post. This method is similar to that utilized on other social networks. To create a Mention, use the @ sym...

  • How do I access my 1098-T form?

    Students may print their 1098-T form or Tuition Statement from within Academica. Follow the steps below to access your 1098-T. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu with your AccessID and password. Click Student Resources in the menu on the left. C...

  • How do I access my tax documents in Academica?

    Academica makes it easy to file your taxes when it’s convenient for you. Employees may access and print their tax forms from within Academica. Follow the steps below to access your tax forms. Login to Academica at a.wayne.edu with your A...

  • How do I resolve issues with Accelerate Employee Development Tools?

    Accelerate Employee Development Tools are provided by the vendor Skillsoft. Check the Skillsoft Knowledge Base for the latest system requirements. Find tips and solutions for the most common problems below. Error: User does not exist If you are g...

  • How do I access my transcript online?

    Wayne State University students may access their transcript via Academica. Follow the steps below to find your transcript. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu with your AccessID and password. Click Student Resources in the menu on the left. Click...

  • How do I provide feedback on Academica?

    Follow the steps below to provide feedback to the Academica development team directly within the portal. Skip to step four if you are already subscribed to the Feedback stream. Log in to Academica and click Browse Public Streams in the bottom o...