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University portal administrators/stewards,
My name is Ozzyie Chen and I'm on the team that helps steward the portal at the University of Wisconsin (Madison campus).   We're in the process redesigning what that experience should be as we've gotten to the point where it is difficult to find content because there is so much.  I'm writing you because we want to pull together an analysis of what universities are doing in this space.  If this already exists, please yell at me and hopefully point me in the right direction?

What I'm producing and will share with you if you want it.
A free white paper that highlights the various types of experiences university users (students, faculty, staff, advisers, applicants, prospective users, parents, etc) have in using portals.     The appendixes will show how our portal looks and works (started putting this together at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/display/MUM/MyUW+User+Experience+Redesign).  I'll include screen shots from other schools if they give permission and talk about the role of new devices, personalization, customization, dashboards, just in time delivery, social connections, etc.  

What I'm hoping you'd share.
Some way to understand how your portal looks and works.   It can be screen shots, a video, a demonstration site, a test account (ha!), doesn't matter too much.  Then I need to know whether your school can be mentioned and whether images can be in the white paper.   If you have more time (who has that?) - I'd like to know how you are approaching various platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop, TV displays, twitter, etc).

Thanks for reading this far!  I got these lists from a coworker.  After a little bit of time, I'll start networking other ways to find folks, so hopefully I don't end up bugging you twice unexpectedly.    When done - hopefully mid Dec 2012 -  I'll send the link to the white paper to these lists.  
Ozzyie Chen



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Ozzyie,

 

You can take a look at what our portal experience offers by taking the student and staff/faculty tours on the Welcome page:

 

https://my.bentley.edu/web/guest/home

 

David

 

 

David Norman Director of Administrative Computing, Bentley University

175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452, W: 781.891.3498  M:  781-697-6239

Email: dnorman@bentley.edu

 

 

 

Message from dthibeau@post03.curry.edu

Ozzyie,

 

I wish I had a nice video like David from Bentley shared.  If you’d like to log in, send me a note off-line and I’ll share a couple test account credentials with you.  If you want to get a flavor of the site some public links would include:

https://my.curry.edu/web/library

https://my.curry.edu/web/faculty

 

Dennis Thibeault

CIO, Curry College

 

David,

                First of all, very impressive portal and video tour! We use Jenzabar’s portal and LMS and I see many similarities in the layout to yours. Is this a Jenzabar portal template that you’ve modified? We’re also looking at a major redesign ourselves so always looking for new ideas, so this is quite helpful, as is Ozzy’s project.

 

Thanks to all!

Kent

 

Kent Barclay

Associate Dean of Academic Technology

Endicott College

376 Hale St.

Beverly, MA 01915

978-232-2282

kbarclay@endicott.edu

 

Ozzyie,

 

We are in the midst of launching a student, faculty, staff portal built on SharePoint 2010 that is integrated with our ERP (Ellucian, formerly Datatel).

 

We have more to share that shows detail into the faculty view with respect to classroom management, residence life, etc.

 

A short intro video can be found here: www.exeter.edu/exeterconnect

 

Take care,

 

John V. Burns

Director of Web Services

Phillips Exeter Academy

20 Main Street

Exeter, NH 03833

Office: (603) 777-3620

http://www.exeter.edu/its

jvburns@exeter.edu

 

 

 

Hey all,
I figured I'd give an update on where this is at with the new year.

Really short:
This is taking longing than I had hoped.  Maybe in another month it will be done?  There is still some useful stuff on the site at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/y4iOB.   I will send additional email update as significant milestones are met.


A little bit more if you are inclined:
The white paper will instead be the web site.  Abigail Rindo volunteered to help me put this together and we're updating the site directly as we go along (note: there is still ALOT from the original word document that needs to be ported over).    Key interesting links from the main page (availability and wording are subject to change) are
  1. "template" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/QZCdB"
  2. Many universities" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/UZCdB
  3. "different types of portals" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/YpmdB

Even more if you are still reading:
There are two broad conceptual documents on how to improve the experience for students using the portal - passed on to me by my manager (Bob Mayville if you know the Central IT folks at Wisconsin).  I'm keeping these in mind as the site shapes up.
If you have any comments, please direct them to me - I'll try to remember to add that to the bottom of each page.  Thanks to all those who helped so far!
Os


fyi: I bcc those I corresponded with directly not on these lists.

On 11/12/2012 3:19 PM, Ozzyie Chen wrote:
University portal administrators/stewards,
My name is Ozzyie Chen and I'm on the team that helps steward the portal at the University of Wisconsin (Madison campus).   We're in the process redesigning what that experience should be as we've gotten to the point where it is difficult to find content because there is so much.  I'm writing you because we want to pull together an analysis of what universities are doing in this space.  If this already exists, please yell at me and hopefully point me in the right direction?

What I'm producing and will share with you if you want it.
A free white paper that highlights the various types of experiences university users (students, faculty, staff, advisers, applicants, prospective users, parents, etc) have in using portals.     The appendixes will show how our portal looks and works (started putting this together at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/display/MUM/MyUW+User+Experience+Redesign).  I'll include screen shots from other schools if they give permission and talk about the role of new devices, personalization, customization, dashboards, just in time delivery, social connections, etc.  

What I'm hoping you'd share.
Some way to understand how your portal looks and works.   It can be screen shots, a video, a demonstration site, a test account (ha!), doesn't matter too much.  Then I need to know whether your school can be mentioned and whether images can be in the white paper.   If you have more time (who has that?) - I'd like to know how you are approaching various platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop, TV displays, twitter, etc).

Thanks for reading this far!  I got these lists from a coworker.  After a little bit of time, I'll start networking other ways to find folks, so hopefully I don't end up bugging you twice unexpectedly.    When done - hopefully mid Dec 2012 -  I'll send the link to the white paper to these lists.  
Ozzyie Chen




********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hey all,
I figured I'd give an update on where this is at with the new year.

Really short:
This is taking longing than I had hoped.  Maybe in another month it will be done?  There is still some useful stuff on the site at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/y4iOB.   I will send additional email update as significant milestones are met.


A little bit more if you are inclined:
The white paper will instead be the web site.  Abigail Rindo volunteered to help me put this together and we're updating the site directly as we go along (note: there is still ALOT from the original word document that needs to be ported over).    Key interesting links from the main page (availability and wording are subject to change) are
  1. "template" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/QZCdB"
  2. Many universities" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/UZCdB
  3. "different types of portals" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/YpmdB

Even more if you are still reading:
There are two broad conceptual documents on how to improve the experience for students using the portal - passed on to me by my manager (Bob Mayville if you know the Central IT folks at Wisconsin).  I'm keeping these in mind as the site shapes up.
If you have any comments, please direct them to me - I'll try to remember to add that to the bottom of each page.  Thanks to all those who helped so far!
Os


fyi: I bcc those I corresponded with directly not on these lists.

On 11/12/2012 3:19 PM, Ozzyie Chen wrote:
University portal administrators/stewards,
My name is Ozzyie Chen and I'm on the team that helps steward the portal at the University of Wisconsin (Madison campus).   We're in the process redesigning what that experience should be as we've gotten to the point where it is difficult to find content because there is so much.  I'm writing you because we want to pull together an analysis of what universities are doing in this space.  If this already exists, please yell at me and hopefully point me in the right direction?

What I'm producing and will share with you if you want it.
A free white paper that highlights the various types of experiences university users (students, faculty, staff, advisers, applicants, prospective users, parents, etc) have in using portals.     The appendixes will show how our portal looks and works (started putting this together at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/display/MUM/MyUW+User+Experience+Redesign).  I'll include screen shots from other schools if they give permission and talk about the role of new devices, personalization, customization, dashboards, just in time delivery, social connections, etc.  

What I'm hoping you'd share.
Some way to understand how your portal looks and works.   It can be screen shots, a video, a demonstration site, a test account (ha!), doesn't matter too much.  Then I need to know whether your school can be mentioned and whether images can be in the white paper.   If you have more time (who has that?) - I'd like to know how you are approaching various platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop, TV displays, twitter, etc).

Thanks for reading this far!  I got these lists from a coworker.  After a little bit of time, I'll start networking other ways to find folks, so hopefully I don't end up bugging you twice unexpectedly.    When done - hopefully mid Dec 2012 -  I'll send the link to the white paper to these lists.  
Ozzyie Chen




********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hey all,
I figured I'd give an update on where this is at with the new year.

Really short:
This is taking longing than I had hoped.  Maybe in another month it will be done?  There is still some useful stuff on the site at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/y4iOB.   I will send additional email update as significant milestones are met.


A little bit more if you are inclined:
The white paper will instead be the web site.  Abigail Rindo volunteered to help me put this together and we're updating the site directly as we go along (note: there is still ALOT from the original word document that needs to be ported over).    Key interesting links from the main page (availability and wording are subject to change) are
  1. "template" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/QZCdB"
  2. Many universities" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/UZCdB
  3. "different types of portals" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/YpmdB

Even more if you are still reading:
There are two broad conceptual documents on how to improve the experience for students using the portal - passed on to me by my manager (Bob Mayville if you know the Central IT folks at Wisconsin).  I'm keeping these in mind as the site shapes up.
If you have any comments, please direct them to me - I'll try to remember to add that to the bottom of each page.  Thanks to all those who helped so far!
Os


fyi: I bcc those I corresponded with directly not on these lists.

On 11/12/2012 3:19 PM, Ozzyie Chen wrote:
University portal administrators/stewards,
My name is Ozzyie Chen and I'm on the team that helps steward the portal at the University of Wisconsin (Madison campus).   We're in the process redesigning what that experience should be as we've gotten to the point where it is difficult to find content because there is so much.  I'm writing you because we want to pull together an analysis of what universities are doing in this space.  If this already exists, please yell at me and hopefully point me in the right direction?

What I'm producing and will share with you if you want it.
A free white paper that highlights the various types of experiences university users (students, faculty, staff, advisers, applicants, prospective users, parents, etc) have in using portals.     The appendixes will show how our portal looks and works (started putting this together at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/display/MUM/MyUW+User+Experience+Redesign).  I'll include screen shots from other schools if they give permission and talk about the role of new devices, personalization, customization, dashboards, just in time delivery, social connections, etc.  

What I'm hoping you'd share.
Some way to understand how your portal looks and works.   It can be screen shots, a video, a demonstration site, a test account (ha!), doesn't matter too much.  Then I need to know whether your school can be mentioned and whether images can be in the white paper.   If you have more time (who has that?) - I'd like to know how you are approaching various platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop, TV displays, twitter, etc).

Thanks for reading this far!  I got these lists from a coworker.  After a little bit of time, I'll start networking other ways to find folks, so hopefully I don't end up bugging you twice unexpectedly.    When done - hopefully mid Dec 2012 -  I'll send the link to the white paper to these lists.  
Ozzyie Chen




********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hey all,
I figured I'd give an update on where this is at with the new year.

Really short:
This is taking longing than I had hoped.  Maybe in another month it will be done?  There is still some useful stuff on the site at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/y4iOB.   I will send additional email update as significant milestones are met.


A little bit more if you are inclined:
The white paper will instead be the web site.  Abigail Rindo volunteered to help me put this together and we're updating the site directly as we go along (note: there is still ALOT from the original word document that needs to be ported over).    Key interesting links from the main page (availability and wording are subject to change) are
  1. "template" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/QZCdB"
  2. Many universities" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/UZCdB
  3. "different types of portals" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/YpmdB

Even more if you are still reading:
There are two broad conceptual documents on how to improve the experience for students using the portal - passed on to me by my manager (Bob Mayville if you know the Central IT folks at Wisconsin).  I'm keeping these in mind as the site shapes up.
If you have any comments, please direct them to me - I'll try to remember to add that to the bottom of each page.  Thanks to all those who helped so far!
Os


fyi: I bcc those I corresponded with directly not on these lists.

On 11/12/2012 3:19 PM, Ozzyie Chen wrote:
University portal administrators/stewards,
My name is Ozzyie Chen and I'm on the team that helps steward the portal at the University of Wisconsin (Madison campus).   We're in the process redesigning what that experience should be as we've gotten to the point where it is difficult to find content because there is so much.  I'm writing you because we want to pull together an analysis of what universities are doing in this space.  If this already exists, please yell at me and hopefully point me in the right direction?

What I'm producing and will share with you if you want it.
A free white paper that highlights the various types of experiences university users (students, faculty, staff, advisers, applicants, prospective users, parents, etc) have in using portals.     The appendixes will show how our portal looks and works (started putting this together at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/display/MUM/MyUW+User+Experience+Redesign).  I'll include screen shots from other schools if they give permission and talk about the role of new devices, personalization, customization, dashboards, just in time delivery, social connections, etc.  

What I'm hoping you'd share.
Some way to understand how your portal looks and works.   It can be screen shots, a video, a demonstration site, a test account (ha!), doesn't matter too much.  Then I need to know whether your school can be mentioned and whether images can be in the white paper.   If you have more time (who has that?) - I'd like to know how you are approaching various platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop, TV displays, twitter, etc).

Thanks for reading this far!  I got these lists from a coworker.  After a little bit of time, I'll start networking other ways to find folks, so hopefully I don't end up bugging you twice unexpectedly.    When done - hopefully mid Dec 2012 -  I'll send the link to the white paper to these lists.  
Ozzyie Chen




********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hey all,
I figured I'd give an update on where this is at with the new year.

Really short:
This is taking longing than I had hoped.  Maybe in another month it will be done?  There is still some useful stuff on the site at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/y4iOB.   I will send additional email update as significant milestones are met.


A little bit more if you are inclined:
The white paper will instead be the web site.  Abigail Rindo volunteered to help me put this together and we're updating the site directly as we go along (note: there is still ALOT from the original word document that needs to be ported over).    Key interesting links from the main page (availability and wording are subject to change) are
  1. "template" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/QZCdB"
  2. Many universities" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/UZCdB
  3. "different types of portals" at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/x/YpmdB

Even more if you are still reading:
There are two broad conceptual documents on how to improve the experience for students using the portal - passed on to me by my manager (Bob Mayville if you know the Central IT folks at Wisconsin).  I'm keeping these in mind as the site shapes up.
If you have any comments, please direct them to me - I'll try to remember to add that to the bottom of each page.  Thanks to all those who helped so far!
Os


fyi: I bcc those I corresponded with directly not on these lists.

On 11/12/2012 3:19 PM, Ozzyie Chen wrote:
University portal administrators/stewards,
My name is Ozzyie Chen and I'm on the team that helps steward the portal at the University of Wisconsin (Madison campus).   We're in the process redesigning what that experience should be as we've gotten to the point where it is difficult to find content because there is so much.  I'm writing you because we want to pull together an analysis of what universities are doing in this space.  If this already exists, please yell at me and hopefully point me in the right direction?

What I'm producing and will share with you if you want it.
A free white paper that highlights the various types of experiences university users (students, faculty, staff, advisers, applicants, prospective users, parents, etc) have in using portals.     The appendixes will show how our portal looks and works (started putting this together at https://wiki.doit.wisc.edu/confluence/display/MUM/MyUW+User+Experience+Redesign).  I'll include screen shots from other schools if they give permission and talk about the role of new devices, personalization, customization, dashboards, just in time delivery, social connections, etc.  

What I'm hoping you'd share.
Some way to understand how your portal looks and works.   It can be screen shots, a video, a demonstration site, a test account (ha!), doesn't matter too much.  Then I need to know whether your school can be mentioned and whether images can be in the white paper.   If you have more time (who has that?) - I'd like to know how you are approaching various platforms (mobile, tablets, desktop, TV displays, twitter, etc).

Thanks for reading this far!  I got these lists from a coworker.  After a little bit of time, I'll start networking other ways to find folks, so hopefully I don't end up bugging you twice unexpectedly.    When done - hopefully mid Dec 2012 -  I'll send the link to the white paper to these lists.  
Ozzyie Chen




********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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