WestConn’s portal is powered by Luminis and is called WestConnduit. The Luminis Platform combines portal features, infrastructure, and enterprise applications (Banner) that enables institutions to provide consolidated and customized Web access to campus information. And it is being used at over 250 colleges and universities.
WestConnduit allows for a more streamlined approach to retrieving information without having to authenticate multiple times into various campus systems. For example, WestConnduit will be fully integrated with Banner Student Services enabling the portal to deliver highly personalized information,Web services, and community interaction to members of the University. Once students log into WestConnduit, they will have automatic access to their Banner information allowing them to access their class schedule, grades, and unofficial transcript; conduct a degree audit; check their Financial Aid information; Register online, plus much more. Students and faculty will also have access to their Blackboard Vista courses. WestConnduit enables the University to communicate more effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
It gets even better because WestConn can personalize portal content to the role, interests, and needs of individual end users. Users, along with receiving campus-wide announcements, can receive personalized targeted announcements based on their role (Faculty member, Psychology major, etc).We will have the ability to more accurately target specific audiences with individualized services, support, and information. In the future,WestConnduit will enable students to set up or join groups based on special interest (Debate Society, Chemistry Club, etc.). The Group Studio allows group leaders and members to post information and partake in discussions specific to the group.
WestConnduit also allows users to customize their online environment, including content and layout formats that allow constituents to turn almost any Web-based information or application into an information “channel”. Authorized users can create channels and allow members of the University to subscribe to those which interest them most.WestConnduit is an integral part of the University’s plan to consolidate information.
To log into WestConnduit:
- Open a Web browser and go to westconnduit.wcsu.edu.
- Your username is the same as your WestConn username (Windows username). (ex: jones013)
- Your password is the same as your WestConn password (Windows password).
- Click Login and explore the portal’s features.