Create a Personalized Gateway to your Online Campus

Interested in capturing the full value of uPortal, leveraging the expertise of our consultants is the best way to maximize the success of your implementation. With our uPortal Consulting, you’ll work with certified industry and technology experts who understand your institution’s specific needs. From strategy to implementation to maintenance. On a per project basis or as a full-time member of your team. Our uPortal consultants can help you throughout your full project lifecycle. uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for the higher education community. uPortal continues to evolve through contributions from its global community and is supported by resources, grants, donations, and memberships fees from academic institutions, commercial affiliates, and non-profit foundations.

uPortal Administration

Need a full time part time system administrator. Gilfus Education Group consultants can assist you and your team in managing your uPortal implementation.

uPortal Planning Services

uPortal Planning Services will help you develop strategies specific to your goals. You’ll work with certified industry and technology experts who understand your institution’s needs and will help you identify critical success factors across your uPortal deployment.

uPortal Systems Architecture

We’ll work closely with you to ensure your system architecture successfully supports critical initiatives. We’ll help with load balancing and database clustering so you can distribute user load across multiple application and database servers. We’ll work with you to design sophisticated backup, recovery and fail over mechanisms. We’ll prepare your system for sustained growth through systems engineering and routine load testing. And we’ll help ensure high availability with periodic health checks of your implementation.

uPortal Configurations

Successful implementation and ongoing expansion of your uPortal deployment can be challenging for even the most sophisticated IT organization. Additionally, the management of these solutions evolves over time, placing increased demands on your overall environment. uPortal Consulting goes beyond mere installation by ensuring that your uPortal application is effectively configured, tested and documented. In cases where migration is required, this assistance is even more critical. We’ll ensure that your vital system data and course content is preserved.

Integration and Customization Services

Integrating your uPortal system with other key campus technologies improves the flow of information and helps manage your costs as your e-Learning deployment grows. Gilfus Education Group uPortal Consulting offers a wide range of services designed to ensure rapid, successful integration of uPortal with your student information system, portal, authentication scheme and other applications.

uPortal Training and Mentoring

General uPortal mentorship affords institutions access to a a Gilfus Education Group developer-consultant experienced in working with uPortal. Our consultants are made available to your institution to assist and mentor your staff.

Types of mentoring activities include: answering questions, helping staff execute on portal development, providing guidance on portal configuration tasks, performing research and producing documentation as requested up to the agreed amount of hours. Mentorship assists in knowledge transfer to grow an institution’s staff’s expertise in the development of the uPortal framework and for maintaining the uPortal instance.