About using One, the "OneStart restart"
Although original OneStart will be available until spring 2015, you can now use the new One, with simple search and app store features. Rather than the multiple steps required in the current OneStart portal, One allows you to get directly to your task with substantially less clicking.
Finding tasks in One
Search by name as in a typical app store; alternatively, navigate the Category structure, which is on the left on larger screens, and available from the menu bars on the upper right when on smaller mobile devices. Then easily complete tasks such as finding a class, checking your grades, or paying a bill. Additionally, using a search engine such as Google (rather than starting from the One interface) can result in a direct link to what you need to do. Once you find what you want, you will be able to authenticate and finish your task.
- The new One interface is consistent and familiar, and is not tied to a particular platform.
- One supports all devices (phones, tablets, laptops, desktops).
- Tasks are identified by name and category.
- Navigation is simple, based on browsing, with icons for each task.
- It's easy to view task details and link directly to what you need.
- You can comment on and rate tasks.
- Each task is optimized for search engine indexing.
- Analytics provide suggested results based on past behavior and similar users.
- Initially, One is aimed for student use, but will continue to grow through regular releases.
- The current version of OneStart will be available for the entire two-year rollout. If you need to get to something in the current OneStart, it will still be there, but you can start to use the new product whenever you want.
Last modified on February 11, 2014.