On May 1, DegreeWorks, an online tool that allows students and advisors to track student progress toward degree completion, launched a responsive dashboard with a new look and feel.
DegreeWorks combines the University of Georgia’s degree requirements and the coursework completed into an easy-to-read worksheet that helps show how completed courses count toward degree requirements and what courses and requirements still need to be completed.
What new features does the updated platform include?
DegreeWorks can now be viewed on a tablet or mobile device. The updated version collects student information in separate “cards.” These cards can be collapsed to hide certain information at any time.
Platform updates include a responsive interface; a line for student major GPA (separate from cumulative, overall and term GPA); and Double Dawgs information included on the student information card. If a student is enrolled in the Double Dawgs program, their pathway or interest will be displayed here.
Using tools like the “What-If” feature, DegreeWorks also allows undecided students to explore other degree programs. DegreeWorks keeps students and their advisors organized and on the same page.
Benefits of the updates
“I felt that the sleek new design of the homepage made DegreeWorks both more visually appealing and easier to view information most relevant to me,” said Drew Herlyn, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.
“I really like the improved accessibility of the new DegreeWorks platform, using it on a smartphone or tablet without sacrificing any function will be very helpful to students,” said Alton Amaral, a third-year student pursuing a degree in animal science.
Why this matters
DegreeWorks is a valuable tool used by students and was updated with their preferences in mind to create a more beneficial experience for users.
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