As recently shared via CU Boulder Today, the Unified Student Experience project is nearing the launch of the new Buff Portal for students, which will replace the student tab in MyCUInfo.
Buff Portal, as part of the Unified Student Experience (USE) project, is a campus-wide effort to transform today’s fragmented digital and physical student support landscape to create a seamless online experience for students.
The Buff Portal beta is currently live to students, with new functionality being added everyday. The official release of Buff Portal will be announced to students in October, in conjunction with the retirement of the student tab in MyCUInfo at the end of the fall semester.
MyCUInfo will still be used for student employee and teaching purposes, and may be accessed through Buff Portal.
How this may affect you
There are approximately 12,000 references to MyCUInfo on colorado.edu websites and more in print materials. Before Buff Portal’s official launch, content owners across campus will need to update their web pages, online resources and print materials that reference the MyCUInfo student tab.
In order to make this as clear as possible for students, it is important that all content owners make these changes in a consistent manner.
How the update process will work
Strategic Relations and Communications (SRC) has been working closely with a group of key stakeholders to better understand campus needs in preparation for the switch to Buff Portal this fall. This group has created a toolkit of information designed to assist you with this transition. The toolkit provides instructions on how to update your websites and other materials and contains resources such as a style guide, a features guide and more.
Workshops for Campus Communicators and Web Express site owners
Buff Portal team members and Web Express trainers are offering workshops for Web Express site owners to come together to update their web pages and get answers to any Buff Portal questions. Join us if you would like help updating your webpages! These workshops can also serve as a designated block of time to make your changes.
Snacks will be provided, but you will need to bring a laptop with you. Workshops will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:
- July 31, in the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE), W313
- August 6, in CASE, W311
- August 27, in CASE, W311
- September 17, in CASE, W311
You are encouraged to contact the project team if you have any questions, concerns or ideas. Please email Ben Neeser, and he will connect you with the correct member of the project team to address your questions or concerns.
Thank you for your collaboration as we approach this exciting milestone for the student experience this fall.