Dear WebCV user:
We are pleased to announce a series of significant changes in WebCV starting May 28, 2015.
A list of the major changes can be found at: http://webcv.utoronto.ca/May2015changes. Please note that after May 28 you will need to review all abstracts within your account, as these have undergone a significant transformation based on recommendations from the WebCV User Committee.
The changes represent the last year of work undertaken by the WebCV User Committee. The committee consists of representatives of the major user communities within the WebCV project, including (but not limited to) individual faculty members and staff, department chairs, representatives of the Faculty Research Office and Faculty Promotions Committee, research institute directors and Hospital representatives. The purpose of this committee is to review, prioritize, and analyze suggestions regarding new or modified user features, new or modified reports, and new or modified administrative procedures or practices that may affect users of the WebCV Application or its associated reporting systems.
The WebCV team is available to support you in a number of ways through this change:
1. A list of frequently asked questions about these changes can be found at: http://webcv.utoronto.ca/faqs
2. Our regularly scheduled weekly training sessions for the month of June will be dedicated to reviewing the new changes
3. You can contact us by phone (416-946-3289) or by email (email@example.com)
We would like to thank the WebCV User Committee for their continued guidance and support.
The WebCV Team
Dear WebCV user:
We have recently noticed an intermittent problem with the way Common CV is importing XML files and encourage all CCV users to double-check the records in their account. While the first attempt to import these files (e.g., the file created using the CCV Translator) may appear to be successful, if the date in the "Last Updated" column in the generic or funding CV landing page has not changed for any of the affected sections (i.e., it does not show the current date), that means that the file was not actually imported. There is an easy fix for this. Just import the same file again in the exact same manner, and it should work the second time.
The WebCV Team is happy to help if you have any questions or would like us to walk you through the process. Please contact our Help Desk at 416-946-3289 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can't make it to our group training sessions or don't have time to schedule in-person training? No problem! You can click here to watch our new series of WebCV training videos covering the following:
- General WebCV Overview
- Creative Professional Activities
- Teaching and Education Activities
- WebCV-to-Common CV (Using the CCV Translator)
For optimal WebCV experience, we recommend using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. We have found that Firefox provides the fastest WebCV performance of any browser currently available. It is completely free and compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Please visit the Firefox homepage to get started. Google Chrome currently works with WebCV, although it is not an officially supported browser by our software provider.
Please note: Since Internet Explorer versions 9-11 are not fully compatible with WebCV, your browser will not work properly unless you turn on "Compatibility View". Please click here for instructions on how to do this. Previous versions of Internet Explorer (6 to 8) work fine with WebCV.
If you are experiencing problems logging into the WebCV system and are using Internet Explorer as your browser, then this probably has to do with your version of Internet Explorer. If it’s a newer version (IE 10 and 11), then you have to turn on Internet Explorer’s compatibility view.
In Internet Explorer 11:
1. Navigate to the “Tools” menu (you may need to press the “Alt” key to make it appear).
2. Click “Compatibility View Settings.”
3. In the Compatibility View Settings menu, type www.torontocv.ca into the box labeled "Add this website:" and click "Add." You should see the URL appear in the "Websites you've added to Compatibility View" list.
4. Click “Close” to close the settings window and try to log in again.
In Internet Explorer 10, look in your browser's address bar (to the right of the URL) for an icon that resembles a piece of paper with a jagged line through it (a "broken page" icon.) If you see this, click it; it should turn blue and this signifies that Compatibility Mode is active. See the below image for an example or follow these instructions.
To determine which version of Internet Explorer you are using, look under the main menu for Internet Explorer’s “Help” tab. You will find an option called “About Internet Explorer”. Click on that, and you will see the version of IE you are using.