Portal

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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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theFort.fortlewis.edu

uPortal

not
Luminus



http://theFort.fortlewis.edu


What
is a Portal?

Portal
-

A doorway, entrance, or gate, especially
one that is large and imposing.

Enterprise Portal



A server used by institutions to
build a gateway, providing access to and interaction
with relevant information, applications and
processes for select targeted audiences, delivered
in a highly personalized manner.

Portal Type

Definition

Examples

Consumer Portal

One
-
stop websites providing customized,
personalized information

myYahoo
,
iGoogle

Community Portal

Information aggregated, edited, and organized
around a topic of interest

Educause

Vertical Portal

Community portal with a specialized business
theme

E*Trade

Enterprise Portal

Assists users in being more productive by using
centralized access to needed data and application
services

Oracle Portal

Luminus

Uportal

Information Supplied by
Unicon

Why does Fort Lewis College need
a

Portal
?

IT Challenges:


Increasing number of sources of information


Increasing competition for users “eyes”


users not seeing important information


Students aren’t reading e
-
mail


Increasing number of services requiring authorization


Complexity of providing secure login to all systems


Need for targeted communications to students

Constituent Expectations:


Users expect systems to be easier to use, even in the face of increased complexity


Users expect
services
to be offered via the web


Users expect greater personalization

Information Supplied by
Unicon

Admin. Staff

Faculty

Students

Prospective

Students

Alumni

WebOpus

Banner

Wikis &

Blogs

Library (III)

ClioWeb

Campus

Information

Email

Moodle

Public

Information

Intranet /

Internet

Problem


Current System of Information
Delivery

Information Supplied by
Unicon

Admin. Staff

Faculty

Students

Prospective

Students

Alumni

WebOpus

Banner

Wikis &

Blogs

Library (III)

ClioWeb

Campus

Information

Email

Moodle

Public

Information

Intranet /

Internet

Campus

Skycard

Bookstore

Portal Solution


Improved Information
Delivery

Information Supplied by
Unicon

What is
uPortal
?

Information Supplied by
Unicon


uPortal

is a free, sharable portal under development by institutions of higher
-
education.


Project run by the JASIG organization (Java Architectures Special Interest Group)


Version 1 released in July
2000


Version 3 released in July 2008


Currently, over 25 institutions and several commercial entities contribute to the
uPortal

project


Luminis Application Duplication

Information Supplied by
Unicon


Luminis functionality duplicated in existing systems


Moodle Course Management


Banner Self Service


Content Management


Uportal

baseline functionality


Webmail


Luminis proprietary SSO






Who is
Unicon
?

Information Supplied by
Unicon

Founded in 1993,
Unicon

has a strong history of delivering educational and community
technology for corporations and institutions world
-
wide.

Core competencies:


Designing, implementing and supporting enterprise portal, learning and
integration technology for higher education institutions


Specializing in Enterprise Information Portals (EIP), Advanced Learning, and
Content Technology.


The leading commercial supporter of the
uPortal

open source initiative




What does
Unicon

Provide
?

Information Supplied by
Unicon


Assessment


Education Services


uPortal

Fundamentals Training


uPortal

Advanced Training


Implementation Project Management


Architecture and Design


Capacity Planning


Installation and Configuration


Central Authentication Service (CAS)


Mentoring


Development and Test
Environment Setup


Integration


Custom Channel Development


Upgrade and Conversion


Technical Support


Open Source means reduced cost of ownership


Developed by/for Higher Education


Growing community of users / Broad adoption


Standards Based


Development Platform vs. Proprietary Solution


Database and Authentication System independent


Platform / OS Independent


Backed by commercial entities to ensure stability and
continued future support


UNICON provides all support services

-
Training, mentoring, customization, conversion,
etc.


Minimal ongoing funding


Layer of abstraction from Banner

uPortal

& CAS Advantages

Details! Details! Details!

Information Supplied by
Unicon

Campus portals can be very complex. For their success many things must be
considered:


-
Do I want an open, expandable system or simply a packaged system?

-
What is the primary role of the portal?

-
What systems do I want to integrate with and how?

-
Do I plan to push users to the portal and how?

-
Who will be the first user groups?

-
What information do I want the users to access?

-
How much customization by the user do I want to allow and maintain?

-
How do I push new channels to the users?

-
Are their certain channels I don’t want the user to remove?

-
On what OS do I want to implement?

-
What application server do I want to use?

-
What portal database server do I want to use?

-
How will I handle older browsers?

-
What will it cost to implement?

-
What will be the on going cost?

Success
?


What will be a successful portal at Fort
Lewis College?



Single Sign On


Email,
WebOpus
,
Moodle
, Portal, etc.


Targeted Communication


Student

use


Faculty

use


Staff

use


The RFP


Out for bid 2/1/2008


2/15/2008


Sungard

HE


Unicon


Campus EAI


Award to
Unicon

2/18/2008


State Contract process 2/18/2008


4/15/2008


Unicon

started work 4/15/2008


In production 8/25/2008

The RFP


A.
uPortal



1.

uPortal

Specifications:

The vendor must provide the following services:



Configuration and integration with CAS


Configuration and integration with an RDBMS (Fort Lewis College has an Oracle Site
license and can also support
MySQL

and Microsoft SQL Server)


Development and installation of a custom software “Skin” using
uPortal’s

standard template


Installation and configuration of
portlets
/channels in support of the college’s communications
needs


Documentation of above configurations and integrations

The RFP


C.

Enterprise Directory Service (Optional)

1.

Enterprise Directory Service Specifications:




The vendor must provide the following services or state reasons why Active Directory will
adequately support
uPortal
, CAS, and future directory needs.


Installation and configuration with
eduPerson

Object Class Specification (200712)


Configuration and integration with
uPortal


Configuration and integration with CAS


Documentation of above configurations and integrations

The RFP


D.

HARDWARE

1.

Components




Fort Lewis College will provide suitable hardware and systems software platform(s) for both
production and development systems as agreed upon with vendor.

The RFP


IV.
SYSTEM SUPPORT


A.
IMPLEMENTATION AND INSTALLATION


1.

Delivery and Installation Schedule

The system must be delivered and installed on campus by the following dates:

3/7/2008

Planning process with vendor complete.

6/2/2008

Web Portal/SSO systems ready for testing/use by summer students.

9/1/2008

Web Portal/SSO systems ready for general student use.



The Vendor must provide Fort Lewis College with system implementation and installation support
and assistance. Please describe the services you will provide. Associated costs for these services
must be specified in the Quotation section of the Vendor's response.

The RFP


B.

TRAINING PROGRAM

The vendor must provide on
-
site training for no less than 10 people for
uPortal

Administrators and
Developers. Course topics should include:




uPortal

Overview


Authentication and Authorization


Groups and Permissions Framework


Aggregated and Template Layouts


Administrative Channels


Permission Manager


Accessing User Attributes and Information



The vendor must also provide Portal System Administrator training. The training may be remote
and should include topics such as:




Supporting Applications


Maintenance including backups


Troubleshooting

The RFP


C.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Please describe your Customer Service and Support program, including a customer support
site via the internet. Associated costs for the program services must be specified in the
Quotation section of the Vendor's response.



D.

SYSTEM USER GROUP

Please indicate if there is an established system user group, what part the user group plays in
system development, and how often the user group meets.

The RFP


B.

CAS (Central Authentication Service)

1.

CAS Specifications:




The vendor must provide the following services:


Configuration and integration with LDAP


Configuration and integration with
uPortal


Development and installation of a custom software brand using a standard CAS template


Documentation of above configurations and integrations.

Costs



Prior to RFP:


Sungard
:



Product

Software
License

Services

1st Year
Maintenance

Total

Luminis Basic

$90,000

$171,700

$16,200

$277,900

Luminis Foundation

$120,000

$288,500

$21,600

$430,100

Luminis Premier

$187,500

$297,300

$33,750

$518,550

Costs



Prior to RFP:


Unicon
:





Item

Cost

Implementation Planning and Project Management

Project Management

$18,950

Implementation Planning Session

Project Planning and Assessment

(Includes Directory Planning and Consultation)

uPortal

Implementation

uPortal

Installation and Configuration

$21,350

uPortal

Branding

uPortal

Training


uPortal

Administration


Portal System Administrator

CAS Implementation

CAS Installation and Configuration

$25,550

CAS Branding

uPortal


CASification


Totals:

$65,800

Costs



RFP Response:


Sungard
:

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Fort Lewis College’s Request for Proposal (RFP)
for a Student Web Portal.


SunGard Higher Education is highly committed to customer satisfaction by delivering quality
products, and providing expert professional services that help meet your critical needs, while
providing value
-
added services for your students and administrative staff. Unfortunately,
SunGard Higher Education cannot provide the high
-
quality detailed response to your
proposal that would meet the high standards we set for ourselves.



.






Costs



RFP Response:



Item
Cost
Implementation Planning and Project Management
Project Management Implementation Planning Session Project Planning and Assessment
$18,250
uPortal Implementation
uPortal Installation and Configuration uPortal Branding
$12,600
Install and Configure Open Source Toro Channels and Portlets
$2,000
Install and Configure SJDC Announcements and Alerts
$15,750
Channel, SJDC Email Preview Portlet, and Yale Calendar
Preview Portlet
CAS Implementation
CAS Installation and Configuration CAS Branding uPortal “CASification”
$25,550
Moodle, Banner Web Access, Outlook Web Access “CASification”
$26,250
Training
uPortal Administration Training
$7,500
Portal System Administrator Training
$1,250
Total:
$109,150
Final cost
$94,150
Success Criteria


What will be a successful portal at Fort
Lewis College?



Single Sign On


Email,
WebOpus
,
Moodle
, Portal, etc.


Targeted Communication


Student,
Faculty &
Staff

usage


Success Criteria


May 2008
Uportal

3 GA


Implementation decision V2 or V3?


Went with
Uportal

3


Spring

Java
framework


Fewer
Portlets

& Channels


JSR 168
Portlet

standard


Better Navigation


Cool

Drag & Drop like
iGoogle



Success Criteria


Single Sign On


CAS


Banner

Self Service
-

Webopus


University

of Southern Utah


Go

to any URL at the menu level in Banner Self Service


Converts
Userid

to PIDM


Outlook

Web Access 2007


CAS

server acts as web proxy


Runs

inside a proxy
portlet

or standalone


Moodle


Multiple instances = seamless
navigation


Portal

theFort

Success Criteria


Targeted Communication Groups


All Students


All Faculty


All

Staff


First Time Freshman


Transfer


Earned Credit 1
-
30


Earned Credit 30
-
60


Earned Credits 60
-
80


Earned Credits 80


Graduating Semester


Targeted Communication


Different layout based upon group


Layout and announcements change as your
group status changes

Student Faculty Staff Usage

Date

Total Unique Users

Total logins

9/1



9/7/2008

1380

6292

9/8


9/14

1088

6331

9/15


9/21

958

5935

9/1


9/21

1734 = 39%

18,713

Questions?