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  • My Student Center will offer an improved navigation Students studyingA loud and clear message from student focus groups We heard loud and clear from student focus groups that finding the way to the application was a challenge. That is part of the reason for branding My Student Center. A lot has changed in our internet (externally facing) and intranet (My UT Health, internally facing) sites over the past months. Parallel to this upgrade, we are working with partners across the organization to do a major cleanup of the student sites, links, and search engines to enable a more efficient path to My Student Center. A Safer World The downside of connectedness the internet brings is we are constantly at risk from those who would do us harm. The State of Texas and UT System have both mandated a high standard for securing the systems, servers, and data at UT Health. This standard includes multi-factor authentication (MFA) which most are already familiar with in the personal sites they use on a daily basis. At a deeper level, connecting to the UT Health network from off-site locations requires virtual private network (VPN), a technical term for what is essentially a secure tunnel for data to travel from our network to the user location, wherever that may be. These standards add complexity to the previously simple task of an activity in a computer system. However, the complexity increases the security of your personal information and protects our network form those who would do us harm. We are working to simplify and clarify the how to instructions for staff, faculty, and students as they engage with My Student Center and help to protect our networks and data. Read More...
  • Improved User Experience Student on their computerMy Student Center will offer an improved navigation The refreshed look and feel of My Student Center offers an improved user interface and adds functionality with role/task based user views at log-in. This improvement will create efficiency, removing the long menu style click paths to a single click for a majority of core student activities. A consistent user experience across any device, from mobile phones, to tablets, to personal computers rounds out the user experience improvements. Ease of Navigation The outdated text/menu based navigation will be replaced by a more intuitive tile/icon style navigation (called Fluid) consistent with current web styles that are mobile-friendly. Students will discover a clearer, task-based activity guide for completing important tasks such as clear holds. Read More...
  • Designed to be Better Student checking their phoneMy Student Center will become device adaptable My Student Center is being upgraded to what is called responsive design—software where the user experience is consistent in general look and feel but also adaptable to the particular device used. Oracle/PeopleSoft is upgrading all of its platforms with what is called Fluid, an interface which uses responsive design to improve user efficiency. Device Adaptable Work portability is almost a necessity in today’s academic environment, as students move between home, study space, classrooms, and clinics. Device adaptable means My Student Center will now be tablet and mobile friendly, allowing access to important information or urgent activity without zooming and squinting or scheduling a visit to campus. This capability can reduce the logistics of administrative tasks and keep students focused on the important task of their preparation for the future. Read More...
  • Introducing My Student Center My student center examplesOur new name for familiar but improved software The software used for class registration, accepting financial aid, paying school bills, and faculty/advisor functions will be upgraded in October 2018. The software has been called a variety of names—some good and some bad, depending on the situation! In an effort to simplify and reduce confusion, we are introducing a new name to go along with the software upgrade—My Student Center. The new name reflects our mission of education, and the focus on you as students in achieving that mission. Become a Brand Ambassador You have an opportunity to become a Brand Ambassador as you interact with fellow students between now and go-live. These newsletters will help you speak to the strengths of the upgraded software and answer questions that others may have about My Student Center. Feel free to share the newsletter with others, realizing the first encounter with the software will likely be at that critical time when you are next registering for classes.   Read More...
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