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  1. 1. Building StudentNET portal<br /> is my day job<br />Josef Lapka<br />Corporate Information Services<br />Canterbury Christ Church University<br />
  2. 2. Student online services<br />Take one.<br /><ul><li> September 2006 first StudentNET service.
  3. 3. By 2007, five in-house built online services in StudentNET.
  4. 4. During 2008 CCCU’s major focus on student services and resources.
  5. 5. Identity management system under construction.</li></li></ul><li>CCCU’s portal concept<br />What is a portal? Advertise concept.<br /><ul><li> student journey from browser to alumnus.
  6. 6. sense of belonging from early on.
  7. 7. transparency of data and processes.
  8. 8. gateway to external online applications including Facebook, Mail Clients (Google/Hotmail)
  9. 9. advertised concept (the vision) over 10 months to various stakeholders
  10. 10. students
  11. 11. academics
  12. 12. support departments
  13. 13. management
  14. 14. collected input and ideas to complete the vision.</li></li></ul><li>StudentNET front end<br />Building the framework.<br /><ul><li> Design phase following management buy-in
  15. 15. potential choices included Sharepoint (MOSS) and complete in-house development
  16. 16. built on DropThings technology. Open Source on CodePlex BUT not production ready.
  17. 17. contracted an external company [BallardChalmers] to prove that this framework could work in a production environment.
  18. 18. in-house development used to integrate proof of concept into CCCU’s production environment.
  19. 19. built with C#.NET 3.5, LINQ, jQuery library, CSS 2.0+
  20. 20. actively supported in Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari, Chrome.
  21. 21. It’s free</li></li></ul><li>StudentNET architecture<br />A personalised online experience.<br /><ul><li> personalisation works from the concept of page.
  22. 22. user can have one or multiple pages (currently limited to one)</li></ul>Each page contains ...<br />
  23. 23. StudentNET architecture<br />A personalised online experience.<br /><ul><li> one or many columns.
  24. 24. currently fixed to 4 columns.</li></ul>Each column contains ...<br />
  25. 25. StudentNET architecture<br />A personalised online experience.<br /><ul><li> one zone.
  26. 26. there are three types of zones in our framework.
  27. 27. App area zone
  28. 28. Side area zone
  29. 29. Regular widget zone</li></ul>Each zone can contain ...<br />
  30. 30. StudentNET architecture<br />A personalised online experience.<br /><ul><li> one or many widget instances.
  31. 31. widget instances reference locations of widgets (URL).</li></li></ul><li>StudentNET architecture<br />A personalised online experience.<br /><ul><li> there are four types of widgets
  32. 32. fixed widgets
  33. 33. loose widgets
  34. 34. app widgets
  35. 35. WebNote widget
  36. 36. widgets are .NET user controls (ascx).
  37. 37. similar to the way Sharepoint web parts are built. </li></li></ul><li>StudentNETcommunication<br />A widget worth a mention.<br /><ul><li>WebNote is a communication widget.
  38. 38. fixed widget.
  39. 39. personalised messages
  40. 40. able to send message to student’s homepage
  41. 41. or send a message to a specific group of students
  42. 42. send mechanisms
  43. 43. admin interface for staff
  44. 44. automated systems messages</li></li></ul><li>StudentNET integration<br />Client management.<br /><ul><li> client management decides on service entitlement.
  45. 45. widget to service mappings.
  46. 46. changes happen in real time with a maximum of 30 minutes delay from source system or rule change to visibility on StudentNET</li></li></ul><li>StudentNET integration<br />Corporate information systems.<br /><ul><li> granularity of StudentNET architecture allows us to seamlessly integrate with most of the university’s information systems.
  47. 47. current integration includes
  48. 48. call management
  49. 49. data warehouse
  50. 50. knowledge base
  51. 51. content management system
  52. 52. file storage
  53. 53. RSS data (simple)
  54. 54. investigating future integration of
  55. 55. timetabling
  56. 56. BlackBoard
  57. 57. Facebook
  58. 58. external mail clients
  59. 59. CampusM
  60. 60. and many more</li></li></ul><li>Josef Lapka<br />Analyst/Programmer (.Net Developer)<br />E:josef.lapka@canterbury.ac.uk<br />T: 01227 767700 ext 2016<br />M: 07796 695359<br />Thank you<br />Now back to my day job<br />

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