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OneTech, new look

Kenzie Nash, rehabilitation science major from Sherwood, checks out the new OneTech layout while looking up information about Tech Fit in the M Street lobby. Photo credit: Brianna Davis

On December 16, 2016, an updated version of OneTech went live for students to see.

Since 2015, the planning for this update has been in the process because the application that OneTech was running on was no longer supported.

“OneTech runs on an Ellucian application called Luminis,” Carol Adkison, Associate Director for Administrative Systems, said.

“With all software applications, as technology develops and evolves, new versions are released and old versions are no longer supported.”

Not only was the application updated, OneTech now has a more modern look and also provides a responsive design that is much more user friendly on mobile devices.

“The responsive design allows for much easier navigation using mobile devices,” Adkison said.

“The new software will allow us to implement new features in Self-Service Banner in the future that we hope make SSB more user friendly as well.”

Representatives from Student Services, Admissions, Advising, Registrar’s Office, Advancement, Human Resources and Payroll, Academic Affairs and others participated in the process of planning content and layout changes.

“I feel like the redesign of OneTech was a much needed update,” Tahmid Shantanu, sociology minor, said.

“I like the neat tabs that pop out for the different things you can use OneTech for. The website seems more professional and with the current times.”

Because this update is recent, students are still adjusting to the new look and finding things they need on the site.

“I am always excited about new things. Being a senior in his last semester, I am excited to see a different interface on OneTech,” Shantanu said.

“I do also believe once people get settle with the new look of the website things will run smoother because this version of OneTech has the potential to have easier access for students, faculty and staff.”

For any questions about navigating OneTech, contact Campus Support at 479-968-0646.