2023 WIDS User Group

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 ​at the Concourse Hotel, Madison WI

8 am (CST) - 9 am (CST):   Networking and Light Breakfast
9 am (CST) – 3:30 pm (CST):  In-Person User Group with Lunch provided ($75 - Register Here)

9 am (CST) – 3:30 pm (CST):  Virtual User Group via Zoom ($75 - Register Here)

Join other WIDS Site Administrators and curriculum champions in person and virtually to:

  • learn from other users about successful curriculum initiatives
  • share software best practices
  • network with other curriculum and assessment professionals 
  • explore upcoming functionality in the software


2023 User Group Agenda

Through panel presentations, showcase projects, and networking activities, learn from other champions about how they are using WIDS.  Below is a sneak peek at what we have cooking for the agenda.

  • Using WIDS to Facilitate a Faculty-Led Full Curriculum - Dr. Nancy Chapko from Gateway Technical College
  • Getting Started with CBE - Aaron Panke - Nicolet Technical College
  • How Are You Training Your Faculty in WIDS? - Panel discussion
  • Assessment Redesign for Shorter Sessions
  • What's Coming with WIDS - Sneak Peek of the new WIDS Course Designer



Lodging accommodations are available at the Madison Concourse Hotel.  Some great features of the hotel are:

  • Free transportation to and from the Madison airport
  • Free shuttle, as available, to and from destinations within 1 mile from the hotel
  • Easy access and walkability to the state capitol building and University of Wisconsin - Madison student union
  • Walking distance to a myriad of excellent restaurants
  • Overnight parking for guests is $15 (self-park)
  • Parking for the User Group is available in various lots downtown Madison.  The State Street Capitol Garage at 214 N. Carroll St. is the closest to the hotel.  

A block of rooms has been set aside for WIDS User Group and Workshop attendees for Monday - Thursday 11/13 - 11/16/23. The negotiated rate is $131 and available through 10/13/23. Here is the link for hotel registration.  

For attendees who work at a WTCS College, the hotel has a negotiated state rate; state identification is necessary upon check-in. Here is the link for hotel registration.






Registration Is Open 

In-Person User Group

Virtual User Group

2023 WIDS Workshop

Thursday, November 16, 2023

  • 8:00 am (CST) – 3:00 pm (CST) with light breakfast and lunch
  • Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton, Madison, WI
  • $495 early bird rate now for the full day workshop through 10/15/2023
  • $595 for the full day workshop after 10/15/2023

Level-up Your WIDSardry

Have you recently joined the wonderful world of WIDSards (WIDS Site Administrators)? Or have you been here for a while and need a spell refresher?

We welcome all levels of WIDSards to this full-day workshop. For new and seasoned WIDSards you will explore topics in the magical world of WIDS Site Administration, syllabus, OAP, and reporting capabilities. Bring your questions and in our group of WIDSards we will conjure up solutions that will level up your WIDSardry.

Register today!

Workshop Outcomes

  1. Inspect WIDS software customization options and management tools.
  2. Find out how to generate WIDS reports to showcase your college curriculum for a variety of purposes (advisory committees, certification, accreditation).
  3. Explore outcome mapping and assessment planning tools in WIDS.
  4. Discover the advantages of utilizing the WIDS syllabus feature.