Participants Needed to Test the Beta Version of the new myIIT Portal Welcome Tab

For a limited time only (Saturday, March 17 through Sunday, March 25) – students (and only students) will have an opportunity to explore the beta version* of the new “Welcome Tab” in the myIIT portal and provide the Office of Technology Services (OTS) with feedback.

OTS has been hard at work developing the new portal, which will have a new look and feel. This development is a process that will roll out in phases over time. Students will get a limited first look at the beta version of the new portal’s “Welcome Tab.” In response to Student Speak survey feedback and inspired by your ideas, the Welcome Tab has been designed to provide you with everything you need at a glance, without having to navigate through multiple links to get to what you’re seeking. The beta Welcome Tab features:

  • Blackboard Integration – you will be able to see your courses, assignments, due dates, and scores right in front of you. The data you will see in this beta version is correct, but none of the links in the Welcome Tab are operational as yet; in the event you try to click on a link, you will receive the following message: “We’re sorry, but for the portal BETA release, this application is locked down from access.”
  • Quick View – in the upper right hand corner of your screen, you will see a new portlet called “Quick View,” in which you will be able to see your:
    • GPA
    • Credit hours
    • Next bill’s due date
    • Holds
    • Registration pin
  • Your myIIT Profile you will see your ID photo, name, user ID, and hawk ID. There will also be a link to your contact information. (Remember, though, none of the links in the Welcome Tab beta version are operational during this testing period).

All the other tabs on the myIIT portal will have the same content, but the look and feel of the tabs will be different.

Important: Please note that all the other portal tabs – except the Welcome Tab – are “live,” so if you make changes, those changes will be reflected in the system.

To participate in the testing process and access the beta version of the new portal’s Welcome Tab, please go to the “Academic Tab” in the current myIIT portal and click on the link. Once in the Welcome Tab, you will see a “Feedback” portlet right underneath your myIIT Profile where you can share your thoughts and ideas on this beta version.

We anticipate the student myIIT portal will be officially released in fall 2018.

Thank you in advance for your help and input in making this new myIIT portal a reality.

*A beta version of a piece of software is made available to a limited number of users for testing purposes before the software’s actual release date.