MyWCL

MyWCL is the fastest and most convenient option for communicating with your class, making class announcements, class cancellations and other important notices to students. In addition, MyWCL allows you to email one student or the entire class.

What Is MyWCL?

Washington College of Law uses a customized communication portal called MyWCL that gives faculty access to students by email any day or time. This is a convenient method for posting announcements, reading assignments, links to websites, podcasts and audio files. MyWCL is designed to enhance the classroom experience by facilitating interaction and providing a central, easily accessible resource point for students and faculty.

Every course has a MyWCL page that can be used as an extension of your classroom and information can be easily added to reflect your curriculum. There are also functions for seating charts and rosters, discussion boards, drop-boxes for papers and exams, and a calendar for events.

Getting Started:

  • Create your account on http://my.american.edu.

  • You will need your 7-digit AU Identification number.

  • Click "Create Account" and follow the instructions.

  • Within a few days of creating your account, you will have access to MyWCL, the law school's communication portal at http://my.wcl.american.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are waiting for your new account to be established, your administrative assistant can post class information to your MyWCL site on your behalf (adjunct faculty should email adjunctsupport@wcl.american.edu).

Once you have access to your page, there is a step-by-step training manual at the bottom of your homepage. Look for the heading "Staff Documents" and open "Course Training." For MyWCL questions, contact mywcl@wcl.american.edu or 202-274-4021.

Posting Notes & Announcements on MyWCL

Your administrative assistant can post materials for you on your MyWCL course website, including:

  • Course syllabus

  • Assigned course readings

  • Suggested or recommended reading and other important documents

All material can be posted as a Word document or a PDF. Assistants can also utilize the class roster feature to e-mail the entire class (or selected students) with important notices, such as -

  • Class cancellations

  • Make-up dates

  • Change of room notices

Posting Course Readings and Syllabi

Your administrative assistant can post materials for you on your MyWCL course website, including:

  • Course syllabus
  • Assigned course readings
  • Suggested or recommended reading and other important documents

A copyright notice could help protect you from copyright infringement.  When making copyrighted materials available on MyWCL, you should always include this notice with them.  A sample copyright notice can be found here.

If you would like to post announcements, course materials, and important notices on MyWCL:

  • Sign in to MyWCL.
  • Select the course for which you would like to post.
  • Select the type of posting in the left hand menu.
  • If adding Course Materials, click "Manage/Edit."  For all other postings, click "Add a new Item."

The fastest and most convenient option is to post announcements, course materials, and important notices yourself.

  • Once you have signed in to MyWCL please select the course for which you would like to post.

  • Select the type of posting in the left hand menu.

  • If adding Course Materials, click "Manage/Edit." For all other postings click "Add a new Item."

For a printable version of technology's visual training manual click here.

If you experience any difficulties with posting items, your administrative assistant can assist you (adjunct faculty contact adjunctsupport@wcl.american.edu). Be sure to sign up for training or take advantage of the training available on the MyWCL website. Send all inquiries/requests to our MyWCL team at mywcl@wcl.american.edu.