Office for Information Technology



Glow can be found at The old version of Glow is available for archival purposes only, and only through the VPN or proxy, at The timeline for the migration is available here.

What is Glow?

Glow is Williams’ Course Management System (CMS). It’s a web-based and easy to use platform that supports instructors in their teaching and communication with students. Glow provides a suite of tools that makes it easy to put course materials online, including video and audio. It can also help faculty engage with students in a variety of ways including virtual discussion forums, the online scheduling of office hours and lab experiments, and the assignment, collection and grading of quizzes and homework to name a few.

Glow documentation:

Where to go for help and more information:

  • There are faculty workshops through Spring 2015. Please keep checking the Glow workshops page as it is updated with new sessions.
  • Please give us your feedback or ask a question! You can contact us to let us know what works for you and what doesn’t, to ask a question or suggest a topic that isn’t covered. We’ll respond by email or phone, and update this site accordingly. If there’s a question that isn’t answered in the FAQ or a topic that isn’t addressed, please let us know so we can add the information to the site.
  • If you need further help using Glow, setting up a new course, or migrating your old course, please contact your Instructional Technology Liaison.