New Web Portal Pilot Subject of Dialogue

Posted: February 7, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

The first pilot version of the myMason Web Portal, an information gateway for George Mason students, was launched on Jan. 23 to 2,000 test users. The way the portal is expected to function will be covered in a Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT) Dialogue on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The DoIT Dialogue will be held in Innovation Hall’s fourth-floor conference room on the Fairfax Campus, with videoconferences in Occoquan Hall’s Room 221 on the Prince William Campus and the Original Building’s Room 335 on the Arlington Campus.

Kirsten DeLashmutt, manager of portal and web development in the Information Technology Unit, will lead the dialogue.

MyMason allows for a single sign-on using a George Mason e-mail and password and the synchronization of a university e-mail account. Users will also be given channel subscriptions, access to current topics of interest, information on upcoming campus events and links, all with the option to customize their myMason account. After the portal’s initial test run, “Users’ feedback will be requested, evaluated and implemented,” says DeLashmutt.

To attend the dialogue, RSVP to Bobbi Ritz at

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