FGS Mobile App and Desktop App support

About the Apps

Both the Mobile App and the Desktop App feature a user-friendly and dynamic interface that provides students and postdocs with important academic information, and enables them to perform obligatory academic and administrative tasks with ease.

Requirements

Mobile App

FGS status:

MSc student; or PhD student; or Postdoc.

Israeli mobile #:

The number must be stored in the FGS and the HR databases.

Operating system:

iOS 10.0 or above; or Android 6.0 or above.

Internet:

Active connection.

Off campus use:

Anywhere. No special arrangements are needed.

Israeli ID # (Israelis), or
Passport # (foreigners)

For authentication purposes the number must be stored in the FGS and HR databases.

Desktop App

FGS status:

MSc; or PhD; or Postdoc.

Browser:

Chrome; Firefox; Safari; Explorer.

Authentication:

WIS user ID and password.

Internet:

Active connection.

Off campus use:

Only with active VPN account (RSA token).

Installation (mobile)

 

Where is the App available?

At Google Play (Android), or at Apple App Store.

What is the name of the App?

Feinberg Graduate School.

How much does it cost?

It's free.

Login (mobile)

Login is possible for FGS students and postdocs only!

Step 1:

Open the app and type in your ID number (Israelis), or  your passport number. If your passport number contains characters  then you need to type them in as well.

Step 2:

Type in the 8-digit code that you should receive by text message upon completing step 1.

Step 3:

You may decide to set a biometric feature as your login default method.

First time login requires your ID number (or your passport number). Once your ID is authenticated by the system, an 8-digit code is sent to your personal cellphone. In order to avoid logging in each time, you may add the option to open the app by the biometric supported protocol on your mobile device (finger print or face id). It is possible to set a biometric attribute as a default authentication method at anytime

Troubleshooting

Wrong ID or passport number

If the system fails to authenticate your ID or passport number then please contact your FGS HR coordinator to ensure that the correct number is stored in the FGS and the HR systems. Remember that if your passport number contains characters  then you need to type them in as well.

Wrong cellphone number

If at first login the system authenticated your ID or passport number but did not send you any code then please contact your FGS HR coordinator to ensure that the correct Israeli cellphone number is stored in the FGS and the HR systems.

Login (desktop)

On campus

Step 1

Connect to the App via Login page.


You may also connect via the STUDENTS & POSTDOCS on the FGS website

Step 2

Type in your WIS username and password

Off campus

If you'd like to login off campus, then you have to ensure that you are registered to the VPN service, and then follow steps 1 and 2 as described above.

Please consult the table below to find out what you should concerning the VPN service:

1st year MSc students

All new 1st year MSc students should have received an email with instructions concerning the  registration to the service and the use of the RSA token allocation App. If you haven't acted on it within 10 days of receipt of the message then please contact by email the FGS manager. The service cost in the first year is covered by the FGS.

2nd year MSc students

In your second  year as MSc student the service cost is usually covered by your thesis advisor. Therefore, once you have a thesis advisor, you need to contact your departmental secretary or departmental administrator and seek their assistance.

Rothschild-Weizmann non-thesis MSc students in Science Teaching

All RW MSc students should have received an email with instructions of how to register and use the RSA token allocation App. If you haven't acted on it then please contact by email the FGS manager. Since RW students do not have thesis advisors the service cost is covered by the FGS for the entire two years of your studies.

PhD students

The service cost is usually covered by the Head of the Research Group. Therefore you need to contact your departmental secretary or your departmental administrator and seek their assistance.

Postdocs

The service cost is usually covered by the Head of the Research Group. Therefore you need to contact your departmental secretary or your departmental administrator and seek their assistance.

 

Troubleshooting

Login problems

If the system fails to authenticate your ID or passport number, or if  the system authenticated your ID or passport number but did not send you any code, then contact your FGS HR coorindator to ensure that the proper passport number and cellphone number are properly stored at the FGS and HR databases.

Wrong passport number:

Contact your HR Coordinator at the FGS.
Remember that if your passport number contains characters then you need to type them in as well.

Wrong cellphone number:

Contact your HR Coordinator at the FGS.

Data problems

If you suspect that the application is showing wrong information then please send an EMAIL to the relevant FGS staff (as indicated below) and specify the nature of the apparent problem:

Courses, grades, CP's:

Send an email to the Coordinator of Courses.

General academic data:

Send an email to your FGS Faculty Coordinator.

Travel budget:

Send an email to the FGS Head of Finance.

Monthly fellowship:

Send an email to your FGS HR Coordinator.

 

Features

FGS information

Mobile

Desktop Description

Feed:

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General announcements and personal notifications.

FGS Profile (personal):

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View your contact details that are available to the FGS (including emergency contacts).

FGS Profile (academic):

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View your  academic affiliations and contacts.

FGS Profile (financial):

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View number and balance of your travel budget number, and retrieve fellowship slips

Contacts

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Find staff associated with your studies and research.

Academic calendar

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Link

View current year's and next year's academic calendar. 

FGS regulations:

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Link

Find and read FGS regulations in various categories.


FGS services

Mobile

Desktop Description

Courses:

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Find, view details, register, un-register, submit feedback.

CPs and grades:

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View cumulative vs. required CPs, GPA, view grades.

Absence:

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Absence data by type or date. 
Report an absence.

Research (1):

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View deadlines, submission and approval dates.

Research (2):

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Ask for extensions.
Update defense dates.

Research (3):

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Upload progress reports and theses.
View the files.

Research (4):

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Select MSc rotations and MSc research group.

TA reporting:

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Submit monthly hour-report.
View previous reports.

Calls:

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Respond to calls for applications relevant to you.

Course material:

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Access and view online course material.


WIS information

Mobile

Desktop Description

Directory:

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Link

WIS phone and email directory.

Cafeterias:

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Link

About campus cafeterias: Locations, hours, menus.

Library services:

Link

Link

Direct link to this service.

Integrated calendar:

Link

Link

Keep yourself updated about all events on campus.

Campus map:

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Link

Locate buildings and navigate around campus with turn by turn walking directions.


App functions

Mobile

Desktop Description

Logout:

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You may logout in a controlled manner.

Default screen:

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You may choose to have the app open with feed or main menu by default.

Push notifications:

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You may switch them off.

Biometric attributes:

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You may switch them off for authentication

 


Planned additions (in the near future)

FGS Services

Mobile

Desktop Description

TA reporting:

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exists

Submit monthly hour-report.
View previous reports.

Documents:

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Download official  transcripts and other certificates.

Calls Information

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View a list of all regular calls and information about them.

 

Credits

Development, implementation and coordination

Applications Branch of the WIS Information Systems Division

 

Graphic Design

YIT
 

Specifications and configuration

Feinberg Graduate School