How to Use WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor is the University's online system where you can access Student Planning, the intuitive tool for selecting courses, tracking your academic progress, planning your degree/diploma and more. The videos below will guide you through the process of creating a degree/diploma plan and selecting courses on Student Planning. There is a video and help document for each step; expand a section below to view that specific video and PDF. You can also read the complete Student Planning Guide (PDF). For additional help with Student Planning, visit the Student Planning website.

Please note that these video tutorials do not contain information about course delivery formats. For more details about delivery formats and for information about how to determine the format of a course when searching for courses on WebAdvisor, visit the Course Delivery webpage.

If you discover that all available sections of a required course are temporarily full, please continue to monitor WebAdvisor for space availability.

For help with the My Progress page on Student Planning, read the My Progress document (PDF) or watch the video tutorial below.

 

 

View the My Progress video in full screen on YouTube.

A video transcript for the My Progress video is available.

For help creating your degree/diploma plan on Student Planning, read the Creating a Plan document (PDF) or watch the video tutorial below.

 

 

View the Creating a Plan video in full screen on YouTube.

A video transcript for the Creating a Plan video is available.

 

For help finding courses on Student Planning, read the Finding Courses document (PDF) or watch the video tutorial below.

 

 

View the Finding Courses video in full screen on YouTube.

A video transcript for the Finding Courses video is available.

 

For help registering for courses on Student Planning, read the Registering for Courses document (PDF) or watch the video tutorial below.

 

 

View the Registering for Courses video in full screen on YouTube.

A video transcript for the Registering for Courses video is available.

 

For help dropping courses or changing sections on Student Planning, read the Dropping Courses or Changing Sections document (PDF) or watch the video tutorial below.

 

 

View the Dropping Courses and Changing Sections video in full screen on YouTube.

A video transcript for the Dropping Courses and Changing Sections video is available.

 

 

Logging into WebAdvisor:

You will require a Central Login Account in order to use WebAdvisor.

Logging in to WebAdvisor is quick and easy once you have your User ID and Password. Click on the “Log in” button in the upper right-hand corner of the welcome screen. Type your central login user ID into the “Central Login ID” field. Type your central login password into the “Central Login Password” field. Click the "Submit" button. You will now be brought back to the WebAdvisor welcome screen. Choose the student menu from the list on the right-hand side.

Note: If WebAdvisor is left open but not used for a certain amount of time it will automatically log you out. This is done for security reasons, in case you accidentally forget to log out when you finish using WebAdvisor but leave your web browser open, and to free up space for other users to log in to WebAdvisor. All you need to do is log in again when prompted to do so.

Why can't I log in to WebAdvisor?

Invalid password. If you are receiving the error message "You entered an invalid password. Please try again," first check to make sure you have entered your password correctly. If you have lost or forgotten your Central Login password, go to the Computing & Communications Services website.

Username not found in the registry. This message indicates that WebAdvisor was unable to identify you using the login information you provided. If you receive this message, try the following: check to ensure that you are using the correct user ID and password and that you have typed them correctly, check to make sure your “Caps Lock” is not on, and/or check to ensure that all the characters have been entered using the correct case.

Repeated Log-In. If you are constantly asked to log in each time you attempt to navigate through WebAdvisor and cannot register, you will need to delete your temporary internet files (clear your cache) and delete your cookies. To do this click on the "Tools" option in your internet browser menu. In the Tools menu select "internet options." From there delete all temporary internet files and cookies. Close and reopen your browser and then log in to WebAdvisor again.

 

Other Features Available on WebAdvisor:

Submit emergency contact information: We recommend that you submit the contact information of someone that we can notify in the event of an emergency that impacts you. See the instructions on submitting emergency contact information.

Update your address, phone number and external email address: The University's primary method of communication with you is through your U of G email address (@uoguelph.ca) but having other up-to-date contact information helps us get in touch with you in certain situations. See the instructions for updating your address, phone number and external email address.