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For a long time Daystar University students have gone without a common website on which they could communicate and interact with each other and their lecturers. However, thing have changed thanks to the new Daystar Students portal.

So what is a portal?

There is no common agreement as to what a portal is. Many point out that the word portal means doorway, to say something like a huge Cathedral.

But what is a student portal?

A student portal is an online gateway where students can log into a school website to access important program information. Portals are commonly used in colleges and universities and contain information and updates that is readily available to a large number of students. Departments of education sometimes also use portals to direct students to educational resources for fun and learning.

The Daystar University Student’s Portal is located at:


Below are screenshots of the portal











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Functions of a student portal
Student portals contain information on
• Courses offered
• Transcripts
• E-mail programs
• Timetables
• And exam schedules.

A portal may also offer links to useful web resources such as research tools and online journals.

Some of the benefits of an online portal will among others include:• A reduction in printing costs as all the information students require will be on the portal.

• It will also make it easier for students to access important information from anywhere, at any time of day.

The portal comes in very late, as the technology to make such a portal has been available for over a decade now. Institutions of higher learning have been using portals ever since the internet was invented. But as they say, it’s better late than never.


Written by broadcastjournalism467

December 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Posted in Final Projects

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