WEBVTT 00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:12.000 Hello, and welcome to WOU techTV. My name is Michael Ellis and I'll be your host. 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:22.000 In each episode of WOU techTV, we'll demonstrate the basic functions and some of the advanced features of a WOU online system. 00:00:23.000 --> 00:00:33.000 Today's topic is Portal. Portal is a centralized tool that WOU designed to simplify access to all WOU systems. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:43.000 Instead of logging into each system, WOU has created a single sign-on through Portal that automatically logs you in to those systems. 00:00:43.000 --> 00:00:45.000 I'll show you how this works in just a minute. 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:53.000 To get to Portal, we'll start here on the WOU homepage. At the top, click the link for Portal. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:59.000 I'm going to log in with my Pawprint username and password. 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:64.000 You'll see a white page for a few seconds as Portal connects to everything else. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:15.000 Now we'll come to the Portal home screen. In the upper right-hand corner you'll see links back to Portal Home, and the WOU home page. 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:26.000 First, let's talk about roles. If you're a student, faculty, or staff member, you'll see a corresponding tab for that role in the upper left-hand corner. 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:28.000 You might have more than one role. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:34.000 In the middle of the page, there are boxes with red tops. These are called channels. 00:01:34.000 --> 00:01:40.000 If you have more than one role, your channels will be different for each role. 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:49.000 Some channels are built into Portal. The 'My Programs' channel contains programs that you have been given access to. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:58.000 Some you get for being a student or faculty. Others will appear if you work for a specific department or hold a specific position. 00:01:58.000 --> 00:01:61.000 The 'Programs for Everyone' channel is just that. 00:02:01.000 --> 00:02:06.000 It has links to tools like wouTV and the Campus Wellness Challenge. 00:02:06.000 --> 00:02:11.000 I'm not going to go to these tools right now but I encourage you to explore them. 00:02:11.000 --> 00:02:16.000 Finally, everyone also gets the 'Upcoming Events' channel. 00:02:16.000 --> 00:02:21.000 This channel changes each week to let everyone know of important upcoming events. 00:02:21.000 --> 00:02:31.000 Even though these channels are automatically set up for you, one of the primary goals of Portal is to allow you to customize what you see. 00:02:31.000 --> 00:02:37.000 Channels can be moved, both up and down, or placed into either column on the page. 00:02:37.000 --> 00:02:43.000 Let's say you want a specific channel available, but you don't need it open all the time. 00:02:43.000 --> 00:02:48.000 Click the red bar the top of the channel and it will pop closed. 00:02:48.000 --> 00:02:53.000 Portal remembers where you leave your channels and if you left them open or closed. 00:02:53.000 --> 00:02:60.000 To add new channels, scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see the 'add channel' button. 00:03:01.000 --> 00:03:05.000 Clicking this button will give you a list of additional channels you can add. 00:03:05.000 --> 00:03:08.000 I'm going to add the 'Print Credits' channel. 00:03:10.000 --> 00:03:11.000 And there it is. 00:03:12.000 --> 00:03:25.000 Alternatively, if you no longer want to have a channel on your Portal home, click the 'x' in the upper right-hand of that channel, and click 'OK,' and it's gone. 00:03:25.000 --> 00:03:33.000 Again, the goal is to allow you to have access to the tools that you think will be most helpful to you. 00:03:33.000 --> 00:03:36.000 Do you have a good idea for a channel that we can build? 00:03:36.000 --> 00:03:42.000 Please let us know, We would love to hear your feedback so we know what to work on next. 00:03:43.000 --> 00:03:48.000 Finally, in the upper right-hand corner is the Single Sign-On bar. 00:03:48.000 --> 00:03:53.000 This bar contains icons for each of the integrated campus systems. 00:03:53.000 --> 00:03:60.000 Simply click the 'Email' icon or the 'WOUAlert' icon to access that system. 00:04:00.000 --> 00:04:09.000 If you aren't sure what each one does, click the words 'Single Sign-On' underneath to get a full description of what each of them does. 00:04:09.000 --> 00:04:14.000 Once you've logged into Portal, it's very important that you log out. 00:04:14.000 --> 00:04:19.000 Click your name in the upper right-hand corner, then click 'Logout'. 00:04:19.000 --> 00:04:24.000 This will log you out of Portal and everything that Portal signed you into. 00:04:24.000 --> 00:04:28.000 It's always important to log out of any system or tool that you log into. 00:04:29.000 --> 00:04:31.000 Well, that's it for today. 00:04:31.000 --> 00:04:38.000 If there's a topic you'd like us to cover on WOU techTV, please let us know, and be sure to check back soon. 00:04:38.000 --> 00:04:40.000 Maybe your video will be next. 00:04:40.000 --> 00:04:43.000 Thanks for joining us on WOU techTV.