UNO Introduces Mobile Access

The University of New Orleans now has a new mobile access system.

“This is not simply an App,” said UNO Chief Information Officer Jim Burgard. “The service uses mobile Web technology which is different from traditional phone 'Apps,' and does not require an App download."

WebSTAR Mobile will put UNO online resources and services at students’ fingertips allowing them to: check grades, see where their financial aid stands, map out next semester’s classes and more, all from their cell phones and other mobile devices, Burgard said. The mobile Web is designed for use with iPhones, Androids, iPads and any other kind of “smart” device.

Students will no longer need to fire up their laptops or find a computer to maneuver through the university’s online WebSTAR data system, he said. Instead, users can go to the website for access.

During the initial launch this week, students will be able to access the status of their financial aid, grades and term details, class schedules and class details, course catalog and share their schedule with friends. Additionally, the mobile Web will allow access to campus maps, WWNO radio streaming, UNO news feeds, links to Athletics and campus directory information, Burgard said.

In the near future, students will be able to add or drop classes, accept or decline financial aid and view their financial information. New students will be able to accept admission to the university through their phones. In addition, faculty will be able to look up student information, review class rosters, teaching schedules and grades.

“We anticipate these new features will be in place in time for the spring semester,” Burgard said.

The WebSTAR mobile Web is another way for students to access their records stored in the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions system, WebSTAR, Burgard said. The information has been formatted to be easily accessible via any mobile device.  Students can access their personal information by using their regular UNO ID and password credentials.

To give the new mobile access system a try, enter into your mobile Web browser or simply scan a print copy of the QR code below. The QR code was sent via e-mail today to all students, faculty and staff in UNO's biweekly campus news blast.