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MyNIU portal to change appearance in January, students, staff encouraged to preview beta site

November 29, 2011

MyNIU is getting a new look!

The MyNIU portal has been in beta testing since May of this year and is now ready for prime time.

In early January 2012, users who visit will be prompted to log into the new MyNIU portal.

MyNIU portal beta site

Previously, the name “MyNIU” had only been linked to the NIU student system. The new MyNIU has been broadened in scope and now will become the “portal” for the entire NIU community. This portal will provide access to both student and business systems from a single page.

The MyNIU portal provides access to additional services such as single sign-on to the (ERP) enterprise systems and the Blackboard learning system. Enhanced communication features also will become available, such as the ability to send targeted messages to authorized users.

The portal pages are customized to provide a personal experience for each user, displaying content on the page based on who is visiting.

For example, students will have access to MyNIU Quick Links, which contains links to the MyNIU Student Center, Blackboard and Student Mail. Employees will have access to the new “My Work Center,” which contains a custom set of links to the ERP systems the individual has access to in addition to links to Blackboard and Groupwise Webmail.