About the my.monash portal
The my.monash portal has won the Hitwise award for most popular educational web site in Australia for five years in a row. It has come a long way since it it was launched in July 2000 after a trial in 1999. It is developed and maintained by Monash University eSolutions.
The my.monash portal provides over 90,000 end-user clients in Australian and international campuses with role based resources and information, access to many University services as well as home grown portal applications such as the my.monash booking system, Rideshare for carpooling, Fitness Connect for finding gym buddies and sport partners, Student diary and the Bulk messaging tool, just to mention a few.
The my.monash portal business goals are to:
The portal as a learning and teaching tool
The portal provides access to a range of learning and teaching related services, such as the University's learning management system, Moodle, and course booklists.
Each Monash unit has a discrete portal page that staff and students of that unit can access. Teaching staff can edit Unit pages to enhance their students' learning experience by providing information and links to various resources relating to that Unit. Getting started: my.monash guide for teaching staff (209Kb PDF) contains instructions on how to edit Unit pages; it provides a good overview of the type of learning and teaching related functionality provided by portal Unit pages.
You can log in to my.monash from home, your mobile device, the University's computer labs, your local library - anywhere in the world! All you need is access to the internet and your Authcate username and password. Just go to http://my.monash.edu.au
A message from the my.monash team about feedback
Since the launch of my.monash it has been our policy to encourage and respond to input and ideas from members of the Monash community. This has helped us develop my.monash in line with suggestions from our users.
We believe portal users know what they need better than we do. If you have a suggestion for how you think portal services could be improved, we would love to hear from you. You can send your contributions and suggestions to us by clicking on the Feedback link in the top right hand corner of any my.monash page.
Feedback received from students and staff indicates a high measure of success in achieving these goals:
The portal architecture employs a variety of open source and proprietary technologies - including a web farmed Apache configuration, Perl, HTML::Mason and an Oracle database backend - to provide personalised information and services, and to integrate with other core university applications.
If you have any queries or suggestions regarding the my.monash portal, you can contact us using Service Desk Online; add 'Attention my.monash team' at the top of your message to ensure the Service Desk sends it directly to us. We value your feedback!