"This summer, CSUN students, faculty and staff will see a big change in the campus web portal known as “myNorthridge Portal” that they use to access everything from email to class and financial aid information. The new portal will launch in July, in the first part of a three-phase rollout. This is its first redesign since 2006.
“What faculty, staff and students have been used to these many years, is going to look drastically different,” said Ranjit Philip, interim vice president for information technology. The current portal that includes a dense listing of different links will make way for a more streamlined presentation.
“We know there’s a huge push for at-a-glance information,” said Kyle Shaver, director of enterprise application development for IT. The department has conducted focus groups with faculty members, staff and students to determine what they want from the portal, Shaver said. “There were a lot of requests for personalization and customization,” he said. Philip and Shaver said the goal is to create a web portal that is much more intuitive for users. Popular features like the student checklist will be enhanced in the new portal as well."