- Portal Search Function
- Selectable Screen Colour
- HKU Portal for Retired Staff
While the HKU Portal services are categorized into groups and kept under a few tabs of the HKU Portal services, namely HKU Today, MyEmail, MyWebCT, MyLibrary, MyUIS (for staff members), Student Connect (for students), MyDepartment, Services and MyFavourite, users may still find it difficult sometimes to locate a service that is only occassionly used from the long list of services available. To strengthen the user-friendliness of HKU Portal in this aspect, Computer Centre has developed a new "Portal Search" function for facilitating users to gain access to any needed HKU Portal services available more easily and efficiently.
Starting from September 1, 2004, users can find this new "Portal Search" function on the right-hand side of the banner area after logging into the HKU Portal (as shown in Figure 1). To locate a needed service with which the user is not familiar, the user can enter an query in the form of keywords or short phrases about the service in the text box and click on the "Portal Search" button. The user can then select the needed service from the search results (as shown in Figure 2) to bring up the screen of the HKU Portal tab containing the service selected (as shown in Figure 3) .
Figure 1: The New HKU Portal web page with the "Portal Search" text box
Figure 2: The following example shows a Portal Search for services related to 'computer maintenance'
Figure 3: After clicking on "Computer Equipment Maintenance" from the result screen of Figure 2, the following web page will appear
Figure 4: Appearance of the HKU Portal when the dark blue screen setting is chosen
Figure 5: Appearance of the HKU Portal when the red screen setting is chosen
Email Service Extended to Retired Staff in Computer News issue no.109, the HKU Portal service is now extended to retired staff. Retired staff members who have an HKUCC email account can now use their account name and password (same as the HKU Portal UID and PIN) to login the HKU Portal at https://hkuportal.hku.hk, from which information and services of the 'HKU Today', 'MyEmail', 'Service' and 'MyFavourites' tabs (as shown in Figure 6) can be accessed.
Figure 6: Available HKU Portal services for retired staff