New Student Portal, Digital Media Website Aim to Connect Campus Community

May 16, 2013 5:00 pm Information Technology, Students

Students can now access online school tools and services through StudentConnect, a one-stop shop launched earlier this month on the Lehman homepage. The new portal is the latest addition to Lehman Connect, a series of sites that brings several Web services together to easily locate online resources and facilitate interaction within the College community.

“Lehman StudentConnect is the latest addition to our evolving suite of services at the College. The site is designed to build on our previously released faculty and staff portal, ‘Lehman Connect,’ and joins our other applications comprising Lehman’s Web ecosystem,” said David Stevens, manager of Web Services at Lehman. “Content published on any of these sites can be easily promoted and shared across Lehman’s communication channels, including the College’s public website, blog, calendar, portals, and social media sites.”

Students log in to the new portal using their Lehman e-mail username and password. The site gives students the opportunity to learn more about College and student events, and access CUNYfirst; SkyDrive, a component of the student e-mail system; Mobile Printing, which allows students to use their mobile devices to schedule a print job from off campus; class schedules; and more.

The portal also provides a wealth of Student Life information regarding  clubs, organizations, Student Government, and other activities.

Lehman also recently introduced its new online media platform, Digital Connect, which makes it easier for faculty to capture, manage, and deliver videos to the community. Faculty can record lectures, class sessions, or podcasts that can later be viewed on any device. Users can also share the content publicly, so that the entire community can learn more about campus events, or privately, within a course or a department.

Lehman Connect launched last year and in November, grew to include Lehman Community Connect, a new platform aimed at providing residents, students, faculty and others a map-based resource to find Bronx-related data to facilitate research and community interaction.