Illinois Tech‘s New Portal is Here

On October 28, during an Extended Maintenance Window, the Illinois Tech community welcomed Phase 1 of the updated portal, experiencing its new look and feel.

One of the changes appearing in Phase 1 involves the icons you used to see at the top of the screen; now those icons are no longer visible unless you click on the ‘grid’ in the top, right-hand corner of the screen. The new setup works in the same way as it does when you are trying to access the various Google apps.

Additionally, a few of the benefits that students now see on their new “Welcome Tab” include:

  • An Integration with Blackboard – students can see courses, assignments, due dates, and scores
  • A new “Quick-View” Portlet – in the upper, right-hand corner of the screen, students can view a new portlet that will include GPA, credit hours, next bill’s due date, holds, and your registration pin
  • A Personal myIIT Profile – the Students’ Welcome Tab now contains your ID photo, name, user ID, and HawkCard, as well as a link to your contact information

Two of the channels in the former portal, both of which were found in the Training and Support Tab, are currently works-in-progress: Google Apps Account Maintenance and the Mypages application. These channels will be reintroduced later on in Phase 1 of the Portal Project.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with the new portal or if you have any questions, please contact the Support Desk on the Mies Campus at, call 312.567.3375 (on campus x7DESK), or stop by the Paul V. Galvin Library Upper Level. Contact the Help Desk on the Downtown Campus at, call 312.906.5300, or stop by Room 540.

Some troubleshooting tips and information for the new portal can be found via the below-listed links:

  • Error Message – “The requested resource was not found” – please click here
  • Welcome Tab for Faculty and Staff – please click here
  • Removing Your Photo ID from the Portal – please click here

The Portal Project will occur in phases over the course of a few years. In Phase 2, each tab in the portal will be reviewed with the relevant stakeholders and redesigned to maximize its usefulness to the Illinois Tech community.