MyWharton Release Notes

MyWharton features are updated on a regular basis. This article lists all the releases in reverse chronological order.


11/12/19 Release

The following issue has been resolved in this update:

  • We have resolved a bug that caused events to be truncated in the calendar grid view when viewing the event in a different timezone from the timezone it was created in.
  • We have resolved a bug that caused an additional 30-minute block to display on events in the calendar grid week and day views.
  • We have made updates to support functionality of right-click opening a new tab.

10/29/19 Release

The following issue has been resolved in this update:

  • Multi-day all day events now display during every date included in the date range, not just on the first date.

10/15/19 Release

The following issues have been resolved in this update:

  • We have fixed a bug on the calendar that generated an error when a user tried to download an event to their calendar
  • We have fixed a bug with external links not opening from the community
  • On mobile view, the calendar filters have been moved to the top of the page and now appear above the list of events

10/8/19 Release

The following issues have been resolved in this update:

  • The My Events component on the dashboard now displays time and location for each event 
  • Syllabi links for courses on the My Academics tab have been fixed
  • The search bar has been removed from the topic feed

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • Changes have been made to how search results are listed for events in the community so that they will now be returned based on relevance to the search terms; users have the ability to sort by event date in ascending or descending order
  • My Groups is now the default view on the Groups page
  • For staff users, their department name is now listed in parenthesis after their profile name; for students, their class affiliation is now listed.

10/1/19 Release

The following issues have been resolved in this update:

  • The Important Dates component on the dashboard now displays the next 6 important dates (instead of 4). 
  • On the calendar list view, all day events now appear before events with start and end times.
  • We have resolved an issue with the calendar filters in which users could see events for groups they were not a member of. 
  • Display and layering issues have been resolved across the site, including issues with Feed, Detail, and Related tabs, the logo on the mobile browser log in screen, and layering on Android devices.
  • Updates to the database have been made to accommodate University schedule changes (ie Thurs-Fri Class Schedule on Tue-Wed )

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • A new component has been implemented on the Dashboard and Support pages that displays personalized advisors.
  • A link to report accessibility issues has been added to the sitewide footer.

9/24/19 Release

The following issues have been resolved in this update:

  • Community Managers can now review community activity in Community Activity workspaces. Data on these dashboards related to chatter activity will be updated on a daily basis until a long-term fix is put into place by Salesforce.

9/17/19 Release

The following issues have been resolved in this update:

  • Community Managers can now create a News & Notice item and publish it under another author’s name
  • Previously, when you clicked on a file attachment in a chatter feed, the icon remained on the screen and blocked content. This layering issue has been fixed.

9/10/19 Release

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • Three new calendar feeds have been created under the category of My Events: 
    • My Group Events Feed: Includes any event posted to a club or group that you have chosen to join, Wharton Events that you have chosen to display on My Events calendar, and any group event that you have created.
    • My Courses Feed: Includes only your course schedule.
    • My Appointments Feed: Includes any personal appointments like GSR reservations, appointments from Wharton Appointment Scheduler and CareerPath, on-Campus Recruiting Interviews from CareerPath.

9/3/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • We resolved a bug on News and Notice items that created a post stating the author had changed to a new author anytime there was an edit made to the item 
  • We resolved a bug on News and Notice items so users can now schedule an item to be posted later on the same day
  • We resolved a bug on News and Notices items so that an item will now be archived at the correct time

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • Contact information for MBA advisors has been updated to link to their Community Profile on the Dashboard and Support pages 
  • A callout has been added on the Dashboard for MBA users that specifies hours of operation

8/22/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • We removed the automatic trigger that created a post in a chatter group feed when an announcement was added to that group.

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • A new design has been implemented on the dashboard, including a personalized welcome message and repositioned action items
  • A new integration has been implemented that syncs student club events in CareerPath with MyWharton
  • A Terms of Use page has been created in the community with a link to it in the footer of the site
  • The announcement feature on the dashboard has been renamed "News & Notices"
  • Help text has been added to pages in the community to provide instructions and clarification
  • All Links have been recategorized 
  • A link to "View Computing Support" has been added to the Support page for MBA users
  • New topics have been added to the community (Lippincott Library and Digital Health)

8/20/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • Profile photos now display on the People page in the Android and iOS apps

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • Users are defaulted into the Wharton Events view when visiting the calendar page for the first time upon log in 
  • Staff can subscribe to an "Administrative Events" feed to see all events in the community, regardless of group membership 
  • MyWharton logo in the community now links to the dashboard

8/13/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • We have fixed a bug that interfered with the display of Important Dates in mobile browsers
  • All event type filters are now visible on the calendar page

The following enhancements have been made in this update:

  • Staff can now subscribe to mailing lists for topics through the mailing list app to receive notifications when events are added and/or modified with a particular topic
  • On mobile view, the calendar filter box will be collapsed by default
  • References to My Calendar have been changed to My Events across the community
  • Formatting changes have been made to the community, including new labels for Discussions & Questions and Latest Announcements on the dashboard, along with formatting on the calendar filter text
  • A link to the University's privacy policy has been added to the footer of the site 
  • Tabs on the File page have been relabeled for WEMBA staff 

8/7/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • We have fixed a bug that prevented staff from creating events with the Important Date event type

8/6/19 Release

The following enhancements have been made in this update:  

  • MyWharton calendar feeds have been updated to reflect the new events structure, and a new Wharton Events feed has been created (https://mywharton.wharton.upenn.edu/s/event-feeds)
  • An audience-specific listing of topics has been added to the Support page

7/30/19 Release

The following enhancements have been made in this update:  

  • An integration has been created to add designated quick links into MyLinks for MBA students 
  • A new design has been implemented on Topic detail and Group detail pages to aggregate content relevant to that particular topic or group
  • New MBA Careers & Recruiting and Advising Support Network pages are now available through the MBA Inside drop down link 
  • Enhancements have been made to how profile information is displayed on a community profile

7/16/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • Community Managers can now create Announcements that post to the dashboard

The following enhancements have been made in this update:  

  • A message has been added to the top of all Topic detail and Group detail pages that indicates whether the page is public or private

7/9/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • Multi-day all day events now span across relevant days in calendar grid view

The following enhancements have been made in this update:  

  • New topics are now available in the community
  • Enhancements have been made to how profile information is displayed on a community profile

7/2/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • Users can now create an all day event for the current date

The following enhancements have been made in this update:  

  • Based on feedback, we’ve made several changes to the calendar experience in MyWharton, including the ability to view multiple calendars at one time. We’ve just released new functionality so that users can toggle on and off the calendar(s) they wish to view. 
  • Additionally, we’ve adjusted the calendar names and events that display on each calendar based on feedback:  
    • Wharton Events now displays events related to your class, cohort and/or cluster groups, along with school-wide events and public events hosted by clubs you are not a member of. You can choose to display any of these events on your My Events calendar.
    • My Events now displays events for clubs you are a member of, or other groups you have opted in to, along with personalized events (such as courses, appointments, GSR reservations) and any events you’ve created in MyWharton.
    • Important Dates continues to display key dates and milestones as set by program administrators. You can choose to display any of these events on your My Events calendar.
  • New event types have been created to replace topics previously being used to identify events. Users can now filter the calendar by event type, and can also specify an event type when adding events to the calendar.

6/25/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:

  • All day events created in Pacific Time now appear on the correct day when viewing the calendar in Eastern Time

6/18/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:   

  • An update was made to the Action items refresh on the dashboard

6/11/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:   

  • For events in the calendar entered in Pacific time with a late start time, the wrong date was displaying on the list view. This has been fixed

The following enhancements have been made in this update:  

  • Formatting for event descriptions coming in to MyWharton from Campus Groups has been improved 
  • Multiple degree information and majors are now displayed on student profiles on the People page

6/4/19 Release

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

  • Quick links will now be returned in sitewide search
  • The description at the top of the People page was updated to eliminate confusion between MyWharton and Quakernet directories

5/21/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Text that displays the CUs on My Academics tab no longer overlaps in mobile view 
  • Changing the number of events displayed on the calendar list view will not impact the number of events displayed on the dashboard 

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

  • Formatting changes have been made to optimize the calendar list view for mobile 
  • Coveo search has been implemented on the People page, replacing the existing filters and search mechanism  
  • A UI element has been added to the People page to direct users to Wharton Directory for alumni search; text has been added to the search field on this page that clarifies the scope of search

5/14/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Multi-day events will now include an end date when displayed in the calendar list view, and will display on every day within the start/end dates 
  • By default, the calendar list view will now display 15 events, and the user will be able to control the number of events displayed using the drop down at the top or bottom of the event list.  
  • Action items on the dashboard (ie Canvas and Checklist) will now be refreshed daily for each student that hasn’t logged in within past 12 hours so only relevant data is displayed on the dashboard  

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

5/7/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • All day events now display as an all day event regardless of user's timezone 
  • Filters on the calendar page are now persistent when navigating between list view and calendar view
  • Clicking on an Announcement hyperlink from the weekly digest email now directs to the Announcement in the community

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

  • Autocomplete has been turned off on the topic field

4/23/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Clicking on the “Important Dates” tab now clears all previously set filters
  • Clicking on “Display” and “Don’t Display” buttons on an event detail page now consistently adds or removes the event from “My Calendar”
  • Coveo search issues have been resolved, so that users now see appropriate  user profiles, quick links,  chatter content, announcements and knowledge articles when searching across the community. They no longer see events they do not have access to.

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

  • A spinning loading icon has been implemented on the Calendar page when a date filter is applied 
  • A new field for Event Sponsor has been added to the event detail page for events imported from Campus Groups 
  • If a student updates their first name to a preferred name in Quakernet, the preferred name will now be displayed in the first name  on their profile in MyWharton

4/9/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Event details consistently load when the page is refreshed 
  • Bulleted lists now display in the event description

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

  • Minor formatting improvements have been made, including updated language on the “clear filters” button; increasing the size of the date on the event detail screen; and adding text into the site wide search bar
  • A description has been added so MyWharton will be returned in Google search results  

3/25/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Calendar grid view now loads when a user clicks into event detail, and then back on the browser.
  • A fix has been put in place for events and action items occasionally not refreshing upon login.

3/19/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Calendar grid view now consistently loads a monthly calendar view. Users can change the display to weekly or daily.
  • Event details load automatically without having to refresh the page.
  • The  course schedule topic now filters events tagged with “Course Schedule.”  
  • My Messages now consistently displays on the user’s profile menu.

The following enhancements have been made in this update:   

  • Users can now navigate to past events on the calendar by selecting the back button (<) from the calendar grid view.
  • New functionality has been added to the calendar list view that enables users to select the amount of events displayed on the page (15, 30, 60, 100). “First” and “Last” buttons have also been added to enable users to quickly navigate to those pages.

3/12/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • A module is now available for system administrators to post alerts in MyWharton 
  • Current Term courses and Previous Term courses were being displayed on the Next Term tab in MyAcademics. This has been fixed so that only Next Term courses will be displayed on the Next Term tab.

3/8/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • Executive MBA admitted students can now log in with their Pennkey credentials (in addition to their Salesforce credential).

2/25/19 Release

The following items have been resolved in this update:  

  • The "Files" menu item was removed from navigation bar for Undergraduate student users and MBA student users. 
  • A page was created in the community to display "Quiet Study Space
  • The "Download All Events" option was removed from the calendar feed page.

2/18/19 Release

This update fixed an issue with the Important Dates module on the Dashboard: 

  • Previously, if a user advanced to page 2 of Important Dates (from the Calendar page) and then returned to the Dashboard, then the Important Dates module on the Dashboard would only display dates starting at page 2. This has been fixed so that now the module will always show the next 6 Important Dates.

2/11/19 Release

This update focused on Calendar improvements:

  • We've made updates to improve the usability of the calendar, starting with the calendar navigation. You can now open an event's details and return back to the previous page (instead of being returned to the beginning of the event list and losing your filters).
  • If you experience issues loading the calendar view, please reload the page and click the calendar view icon again.  
  • Additionally, in order to decrease the amount of time it takes the calendar view to load, we have temporarily removed past events from the calendar. We're working on a new solution to display them in the near future.