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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Portal releases rough draft: Take a look!

The Portal Team is releasing an early version of the portal for your review! The portal will be the place to access tools and resources you need at the University, from searching for classes to viewing your pay statement.

Screenshot of Portal rough draft

The Rough Draft was created from many of the ideas and suggestions gathered from the Kickoff Meeting in January 2013, the Design Thinking Workshops, meetings and presentations, and through feedback collected on our website. 

This is a “Rough Draft” because development has just started and your input is integral to the process. Like a house under construction, we want you to “walk through” the site and tell us what you think. Visit the Portal Project website to log in, explore, and give your feedback. Your suggestions will help the team build a portal that will work well for the University.


  1. Sorry, but I don’t like it at all. Can’t deal with the scrolling rows. Look at Windows 8 as an example to follow. Nice neat squares, each with a picture and a name that can be grouped.
    Consider that type of look.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Ken. We've have been hearing other comments about the scrollers and it's great to get the input. If you'd like to give us any more specifics, please visit our form at z.umn.edu/roughdraftfeedback