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Seattle University Expands Unicon's Academus Portal

Open Source-Based Portal Used To Provide Unified Branding Presence For Online Campus

Unicon, provider of open source-based technologies and professional services for the online campus in academic institutions, announced that Seattle University successfully expanded the capacity and capabilities of Unicon’s Academus Web Portal application for its online campus. Seattle University has been using Academus since 2004, but recently added and integrated significant new technologies to its MySU portal in time for returning students this fall. The site features and integrates key Microsoft applications .Net, Active Directory, and Outlook Web Access, along with WebAdvisor from Datatel.

The MySU portal allows students to register for classes, pay tuition, and access essential services such as email, Degree Audit, Class Schedules, the University’s Learning Management System and the campus calendar via their personal portal account. Portal administrators can control user access via assigned roles and permissions to provide a high level of privacy where needed. Unicon’s Academus Portal provides a branded, unified presence and secure, centralized framework for integrating these diverse applications, platforms, and services.

“Seattle University selected Unicon’s Academus Portal because of its features, functionality, and flexibility,” stated Don Sullivan, director of Administrative Computing and Web Services at Seattle University. “We were looking for an out-of-the-box solution and Academus was easy to bring in, affordable, and had proven production implementations with other institutions.”

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