External Resources

The following are information and resources provided by the myUNM software vendor, Sungard Higher Education, and other higher education institutes regarding the use of web portals in higher education.

Luminis 5 Videos

Luminis 5 is the next major release of the software that powers myUNM. This video is for informational purposes only. UNM has not made a decision to move to Luminis 5.

Mini-Videos and Product Materials

Available on Sungard commons. To create an account click on “Sign Up” and fill out and submit the form. Once you are logged in, click on the Luminis Platform link to access all information related to Luminis.

General Demo

Login and Webex download is not required. The following is a menu of where certain features are specifically demoed.

  • 0:00 – Overview; home community; announcements.
  • 4:00 - Communities feature (like Groups in myUNM).
  • 5:43 (also at 17:30) - External page embedded in the portal.
  • 6:15 - Student “tab” sample; My courses feature.
  • 7:52 – Student and financial aid Banner portlets (aka channels).
  •  9:20 - Shows how Luminis 5 would single sign on into LoboWeb (using the new cascade look and feel).
  • 10:15 – Example of a custom navigation channel into LoboWeb (this is kind of like how our current LoboWeb for […] channels work).
  • 11:40 – Faculty “tab” sample.
  • 12:14 – Faculty Banner portlets (aka channels).
  • 14:15 – Private pages; Communities feature in more depth.
  • 16:39 – Panel Page = navigate channels by choosing from a list.
  • 18:15 – Custom page; Social “wall” and friends channels; Calendar channel.
  • 20:15 – Drag and drop channels.
  • 21:25 – Creation of a custom channel.
  • 24:28 – Page layouts; columns; free form.
  • 26:07 – Manage pages; themes; sharing.
  • 30:15 – End of demo; Start of powerpoint presentation.
  • 32:12 – End of powerpoint presentation.

Informal Video Walk-through

Requires installation of the WebEx player plugin. Sungard Disclaimer: This video may contain forward–looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions of SunGard Higher Education that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties associated with SunGard Higher Education 's business that could cause actual results to vary materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Slide Presentations

Portal UI Design Patterns

Portal UI Design Patterns by David Simpson, Information Services, University of Nottingham

Higher Education Portals

University Portals