We are pleased to announce that SJU’s new information portal, The Nest, will be making its debut on March 17th. The primary focus of this pilot launch is to enhance the student’s portal experience. For the pilot, we have worked very closely with students and student-focused departments on campus to help determine the immediate needs of our students. We chose to launch before registration for Summer and Fall 2014 to grab the students’ attention and gather feedback prior to the end of Spring semester. After our pilot launch, we will widen our focus to also deliver a content rich portal to our faculty and staff.
The overall goal of this project is to give everyone at SJU, students, faculty, and staff, an easier, more modern, and personalized way to access SJU-related resources online. This first phase of the implementation will give the campus community a taste of what’s in store as we continue to refine this new service. Based on input and feedback from many campus constituents, including students and campus offices, we have designed The Nest to be more useful and convenient than MySJU.
One of the most useful and desired features of The Nest is the ability to directly link to specific sections within The Nest. For instance, a direct link for graduation information can be emailed to students and if the student is already logged into The Nest, they will be taken directly to the information. If the student is not logged in, they will be immediately directed to the information after logging in. This means there is no longer the need to provide a list of steps for navigating through various tabs and channels!
While we are excited to bring this new portal to our campus community, MySJU will still be available for some time to smooth the transition. You will still be able to log into MySJU if you are unable to find the resource you need within The Nest or if you simply prefer to use the more familiar features for quick access. MySJU will continue to be available until later in the Fall 2014 term when it will be phased out.
When you log into The Nest, you will be invited to take a short video tour of the new features. We encourage you to watch the video and take some time to acquaint yourself with the new features and content.
Beginning March 17th, simply go to nest.sju.edu and log in using your SJU username and password. During the Registration window in late March, students will be able to use The Nest. In addition to a customized Registration area which guides you step-by-step through the process, Degreeworks will be available to help students monitor their academic progress and plan their future coursework.