Description: The article is about district portal. It refers to a CCC MyPath Administrator tutorial for college portal administrators. We can see four modules, taking us through the basic configurations and functions of the CCC mypath portal and the ways to configure the look and feel of the theme of district portal as an administrator.
Welcome to the California Community Colleges, my path college portal administration instructional tutorial, this tutorial guide is intended for college portal administrators, administrators will be able to log in to the my path portal and use the tenant admin panel to communicate directly with their student population as well as to configure the feel and content of their colleges portal to customize with those students.
There are four modules in this series, taking you through the basic configurations and functions of the CCC mypath portal in this module portal basics, we will cover how to configure the look and feel of the theme of your college or district portal as an administrator.
At the end, you’ll understand the role of the portal and portlets in the CCC my path experience and my path basic structure, you’ll see what you can do with the CCC my path as an administrator and you’ll learn about the basic end user experience.
Let’s get started. A portal is a website that acts as a container for consolidating information and services from a variety of sources so that they appear as one cohesive site CCC, my path contains individual and unique college and district portals, each individual college portal contains built-in portlets for managing their portal put plainly portlets are web applications that accept client requests and respond with information.
They’re designed for uniformity and are displayed to appear as one web page in the context of the portal, a common example of a portlet would be the message boards found on some web sites.
Each board can accept client requests in the form of new board post entries and then the portlet responds by translating those entries into posts that all have a similar look and feel consistent with the rest of the website, an example of a portlet within my path portal which would be the advisor cards like the explore careers card, the apply for admission card or the financial aid information, the display within each unique college or district portal sort of like buttons or tabs.
The advisor cards are built-in feature in the CCC buy path portal that provides student tailored information via the links in each card, your portal houses portlets that allow your users to engage in a custom meaningful and productive experience.
The CCC mypath portal is what is referred to as a multi-tenant application in technical terms each college or district portal is called a tenant, because it’s contained by a larger CCC mypath portal, the larger portal is designed to house all of the California community colleges and therefore supports what is referred to as multi-tenancy in the same way that a homeowner might rely on common gardening or security services arranged for by a homeowners association portal.
Multi-tenancy means that every individual college or district portal enjoys certain Universal features including a dedicated portion of the CCC mypath portal access to portal data portlets and basic functionality login searching, configuration control of portal page appearance. portal page user management allowing control over which authenticated users see what information and automatic application of software updates the benefits of being a tenant.
Administrators can focus on your look and your content rather than coding or software maintenance administration access for each individual college or district portal is reserved for the portal administrator for that college administrators have access to functions like tenant portal administration such as managing portlets and managing the skin or the look of the tenant portal fragment administration which includes control over the different pieces that make up your portal like the content pages apps and pathways advisor card administration admin messaging the admin messaging log survey administration.
An additional portlet access including CCC help pinboard and statistics individual control of functions like these allow college or district administrators to create a unique and relevant experience for their end users.
There are essentially two kinds of users for the CCC mypath portal college administrators and college students, the primary difference between these two users is that the administrators role is to customize the look feel and content of their portal for their student users administrators configure the portlets with which the students will interact the administrators build the structure that houses practically.
Everything the student will need during their tenure with a California Community College for both types of users, the common portal experience includes searching navigation and linking to content, some portal navigation items are the same for both user types both login to a portal to see a header bar that displays.
A search bar users can enter a search term assisted by an auto suggest feature and click the search icon to retrieve results both user types may also click on the CCC mypath logo in the upper left-hand corner at any time to return to the home screen specifically for college students.
The portal acts as a one-stop shop for their college information students log into their colleges portal to get information they need for college success to interact with recommended topics based on specific needs and interests like a college directory or course catalog or even to get information on salaries for different graduates of specific programs depending on how the administrators have chosen to configure their portal.
These topics might display as static content portlets application launcher portlets linking to other perhaps more detailed content advisor card portlets surveys or even portal messaging set up directly by the administrators for portal administrators.
The view is a little different portal administrators are considered the initial user of the portal, they will configure look and feel of the content that students see administrators, therefore it needs the tools to build that one-stop shop for their student users while the administrator logs in to see the same header and search bar as the student user.
The administrator also sees clickable tabs beneath the search bar that let them navigate through configuration portlets like the tenon admin tab in the survey admin tab, they also see administrative panels used for creating different kinds of portlets like static content portlets application launcher portlets and advisor card portlets and for creating messages through portal messaging email or even SMS text message.
It’s through creation of these portlets that administrators can customize their content by including text information linking to third-party websites or even launching different kinds of applications for their students.
All the tools are needed to be built a functional and valuable asset for your students are built into the administrators CCC mypath portal, one of the most commonly used functions within the portal for all users is the universal search bar which can be found at the top of the screen.
The search bar includes auto complete functionality so that suggested search options appear beneath the text bar, as you type here, you can see we can begin typing a search for a common term like career.
After the first few letters the search bar suggests several options that we could click if they were what we wanted after hitting the search, key users would be taken to a results page with all the relevant possibilities that the unique college or district portal contains in that way.
It functions like any other search engine to help you as an administrator and your student users to access any and all of the portlets and pathways that the portal can provide congratulations on completing module.
One of the CCC mypath portal administration instructional tutorial we’ve discussed the role of the portal and portlets in the CCC my path experience and my path space structure, we’ve also discussed what you can do with CCC my path as an administrator.
The basic end-user experience you can continue your learning about the CCC my path portal with the administration instructional tutorials, the second module configuring the theme is that you can access the modules of this course at anytime through the CCC education planning initiative at CCC ed plan organization.
For more in-depth instruction, you can also access the written college portal administration user guide available for download or you can call or email the California Community Colleges Technology Center.