Get the Most from the New MyCLU Portal

Volume 4, No. 16

What was your first impression when logging into the new CLU portal? Were you thinking, “I’m getting a whole lot more information here than I want—or even need!”

We invite you to read on and learn how to get all that information under control and arranged in a format that is customized just for you. Begin by opening the CLU home page in a browser;  then, click the MyCLU link on the gold bar at the top. The portal opens to the portal Home page, which can be customized following directions provided below. Each light purple bar in the main section of the page represents a module (aka portlet).

Module Visibility
Tools are located in the upper right corner of each module
(Note that  ALL modules do not have every tool icon described below)

checkbox(hollow square)

Represents a collapsed module (all module content is hidden)


Indicates all module content is visible

X(X in a square)

Removes module from the page

wheel(notched circle)

Allows access to manage a specific module’s settings
(note that removing a module does not permanently delete it from the portal

Module Location
Arrangement of modules on the page can be customized to suit individual needs and preferences. Modules may be arranged by both vertical and horizontal alignment.

·  Drag and Drop Method
1.  Select purple bar at the top of a module
2.  While holding down the mouse button, drag and drop a module to a new location
·  Reorder Module Method arrows
1.  Select the reorder icon in the upper right corner of the window
2.  Select a module and use the chevrons  to order by column and row

 Additional Tips
·  A removed module (portlet) may be restored by selecting the Add Module button in the upper left corner of the main window on the Home page; when the next window opens, check the box next to the module name; then click the Select button.
·  Some modules (portlets) cannot be removed from the Home page (e.g., Staff Links).

*This Issue’s Techno Term:
A portlet is a pluggable user interface component that is managed and displayed in a Web portal/page;  portlets display content aggregated from another source; the content for each portlet is displayed in its own portlet window.
Example in a sentence:
  The Home page in Cal Lutheran’s new portal displays many modules which are actually portlets that allow for content to be aggregated and displayed on a Web page.

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