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Renaming portal to better reflect the services it provides
February 9, 2015

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – President Elson S. Floyd has requested renaming of Washington State University’s electronic gateway from “zzusis” to “myWSU” to better reflect the variety of resources and services available via the portal.

PBJ expands communication opportunities
September 3, 2004

Expanded teaching, learning and research opportunities are on the table for all at Washington State University — faculty, staff and students — in the form of PBJ. Not the type that sticks in your mouth, but PBJ, the portal-based journal, that opens wide WSU’s ability to communicate with the world.A journal is used to record and reflect on learning, research and experience, said Sharon Roy, assistant director at WSU’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, which helped develop PBJ. PBJ is an electronic, public journal where participants can share their ideas, solicit feedback and link to similar information, “Creating links to other related sites promotes … » More …

Portal use picks up quickly
April 23, 2004

Day-to-day use of myWSU, Washington State University’s portal, has rocketed since its launch in January, with faculty, staff and students using it to conduct key communications and business. In short, myWSU has proven to be an easy and effective tool for contacting and informing groups of students, accessing e-mail when out of the office or town, and conducting a variety of business. As a result, the number of users is expected to continue growing rapidly.Financial aid a recent userIndividual instructors and administrative units are among the driving forces behind the growth in myWSU use, as is the portal’s Web mail feature. Most recently, the Office … » More …

Portal opens to 7,500
October 31, 2003

Washington State University’s myWSU portal, which began early testing in August, will expand services Nov. 1 to approximately 7,500 people. Participants will include instructors on all campuses and students taking classes that use The Bridge and WebCT learning environments. MyWSU will be in full production by January 2004 and available to students, faculty and staff throughout the WSU system.MyWSU is a personalized Internet environment where users can access customized information by using a Network ID and password for sign-in. My WSU will make it easier to send notices to students enrolled in a particular course, link to online class resources and conduct university business. Providing … » More …

Pre-release version of portal debuts
August 22, 2003

Washington State University students, faculty and academic support staff will soon have access to the pre-release version of WSU’s new portal, called myWSU. This fall, the portal will focus on serving students. An initial portal test group of faculty, instructors and students in selected class sections will be able to access myWSU on the first day of classes. Additional groups of students and faculty will gain access to the portal in phases throughout fall semester. The portal is a personalized Web site where users can access customized information using their Network ID and password. The pre-release version offers basic portal features and provides an environment … » More …

Your private portal
April 11, 2003

My, My, My! In the near future, you can forget My Yahoo, put aside My Excite, drop My MSN, delete My AOL or any other portal system you are using online. There soon will be a better, more efficient and personalized way for Washington State University students, faculty and staff to access course materials, communicate with one another and conduct university business online.In mid-August, WSU will launch the initial version of its own portal that has been in development for the past year. During the first few months of the startup phase, the portal will be limited to faculty and a relatively small group of … » More …