The Daytona State Web Portal provides a single point of access to a wide array of content and services with just one sign on. Portals have the benefit of giving users a ‘managed' online experience, and can almost be used like a dashboard in a car, with everything at your fingertips. They can be very helpful for those who are new to the web as they offer those people a start and return point. Another portal benefit, is that the content can be dynamically managed through databases and other processes. Portals often include calendars and to-do lists, discussion groups, announcements and reports, searches, email, and access to news, weather, alterts, and bookmarks. Users can also organize information into customizable page containers ("my pages") where specific information or an application appears. This in turn, makes it easier to locate information of interest by categorizing your content.
Our Daytona State portal also offers user-specific, customized views based on your roles (e.g., faculty, student, staff, administrator). Roles allow the portal determine your privileges for viewing, and personalizing content. As you develop your personal portal areas over time, you will become more familiar with using it and enjoy the benefits it has to offer.