by Anne-Marie Curatolo,
Registration for the Fall/ Winter term is currently underway, and students
are taking full advantage of their MyConcordia portals (www.myconcordia.ca),
logging on to register for courses, as well as obtaining grades and other
He said one advantage to the system is that multiple logins to various
applications are not required. Users simply login with an account name
and password and the system instantly allows access to a certain level
of information. Faculty, for example, can enter grades online, get class
data, and even obtain information regarding benefits. It gives you
the tools to do your job in one location.
Pay stub information is even available, where faculty and staff select
a month to access payroll information for that time period. As of the
beginning of next year, pay stubs for all permanent employees on direct
deposit will cease printing and all pay-related information will be accessed
solely via the MyConcordia portal.
Students use their portals to access final exam schedules, class schedules
and graduation information, as well as to view their account balance or
even calculate their GPA. Students unable to make it to the library to
renew a book or search the database can do so from the comfort of their
own homes, via their personalized portals. Numerous features, from shuttle
bus schedules to daily weather forecasts, are added by the individual.
Students will also have the option of ordering an identification card
directly on their portal, by submitting a digital photo.