We've created a set of responces to some frequently asked questions about the portal. We'll be expanding this as more of our community begins to use cor.css.edu Here's the link to the FAQ.
A portlet is a little window into content. It's like an "app". Here's an example of what a portlet looks like, in the portal you'll be able to view video content.
Thank you for beta testing Cor. The goal of the beta phase of our portal implementation is to get feedback on usability, look and feel, and performance. We hope that Beta also sparks ideas for additional content as well as excitement on future use.
For additional information visit our Beta opt-in web page: http://www.css.edu/BetaOptIn.xml
Log In to Cor: http://cor.css.edu
Baci, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 7083
Chris, email@example.com, ext. 7007
Bill, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 7012
Lynne, email@example.com, ext. 5966
Have a question regarding standard operating procedures for cor.css.edu, please see the following pdf document:
The portal is an online environment in support of our community.
It's intended to be integrated with all the web based services we have here at The College of St. Scholastica. That means you should be able to move between services like email, learning management and community communications without having to log in all the time. One login between Banner, Google and Blackboard is the first phase of creating this "single sign on" ability. As the portal comes alive and begins being part of the community, we'll be brining more services under the umbrella of One Login. In the beginning, the portal is intended to be a platform for communications and community. We expect it to grow and change along with the needs of our community. The intention is that portal content and functionality will evolve along with our ability to take advantage of it. We hope to create a stable place from which to grow.
Also, as we move along, it's also supposed to function as your personal "dashboard." For that to be of true usefulness, you'll need to be able to customize the look, feel and navigation of the portal. At first, because we want to focus on ensuring that it's working right, we don't have any options for personalization. That will change! We foresee users having the ability to create pages for private use and public consumption, change the look and feel of the portal, create and join communities, share videos and lots more. This will come as soon as we are comfortable with the function and performance of the portal. That also goes for types of users in the portal. Right now, it's just active members of the Students, Faculty and Staff of The College of St. Scholastica. Next to receive portal accounts will be prospective students, alumni and possibly other invited guests.