What is uSource?
In general terms, a web portal is a gateway site to a collection of online resources. Typically, portals provide personalized functions and features to their users.
The uSource Portal is the central access point to your life at UVic. uSource is a single-login site that gives members of the UVic community access to secured information on the UVic network (e.g. Accounting and WebReg), e-mail, online groups and basic course tools.
uSource is a communication tool that allows its users to receive and send customized information according to their uSource role – e.g. student, faculty, employee. uSource content delivery can also be customized for a user's specific role. Among other role-specific functions and features in uSource:
- Faculty and students can view their own class schedules;
- Faculty can easily send e-mail to all members in a particular class;
- Faculty, students and employees can create or import their own personal address books within the uSource system, and receive and send announcements to other members of the uSource community.
Currently uSource is available to everyone who has a Netlink ID. This includes faculty, staff and students. In future, uSource IDs will be available to a wider audience.