Online portal upgrade open
UH launched the new myUH system with features made to streamline the process of enrollment for students.
“March 31-April 5, 2011, the University of Houston System upgrad(ed) the current PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 8.9, Student Administration, Student and Faculty Self-Service, Human Resources, software to version 9.0,” wrote Chris Cheatham, UH director of communications and marketing, in an e-mail. “Thus, ‘The NEW myUH,’ while there are no dramatic changes for student self-service in the 9.0 version, there are a few new features and enhanced functionality that students will be able to utilize after the April 5 ‘launch’.”
The new system features launched April 5 are “My Academics” and “My Academics – Planner.” Both features can be found under the “Student Center” link located on the myUH main page.
The system was offline only to add these features.
“There were no issues with the previous 8.9 version that necessitated the upgrade to 9.0,” Cheatham said. “The purpose for upgrading to the 9.0 version is solely to enhance current student self-service academic and enrollment functions, thereby, continuing to foster student success.”
Each feature works together to assist students in adding future classes and reviewing current credits. “My Academics” provides students with a complete break down of required core classes and designated in-major courses in an advisement report. Upon opening, students are shown unfulfilled required courses.
The functions also allow students a chance to save needed courses in a shopping cart and plan future course schedules in advance.
Kelly Sanchez said sees the benefit of the new features.
“It is a useful tool that helps you keep up with the courses you have taken and need to take for your degree plan,” said Sanchez, a hotel and restaurant management major. “This tool will definitely benefit students because it shows all the classes you’ve taken and the grades you received, and it breaks it down from transfer credits, electives and required courses.”
The only ones who are able to take advantage of the new features are undergraduates seeking their first degree.
Because the upgraded system has only been live for a week, it is still undergoing changes.
“With any software application, there is always a need for upgrades to enhance current functionality and customer service,” Cheatham said.
The system was taken down on the evening of April 5 and again on April 7 for a few hours.
For students who are having difficulties with the system or need assistance when the system is offline, can call the Welcome Center at (713) 743-1010 during designated business hours.