September 21, 2014
Signing Up for Classes, Paying Tuition Get Easier with Orion Mobile
Aug. 4, 2014
Orion Mobile Tools
Students: Class registration; tuition payment; financial data
Faculty: Teaching schedules, class rosters, eLearning access
With just a few taps on their mobile devices, UT Dallas students can now register for classes or pay their tuition and faculty members can access course records, thanks to a new option from Orion.
A team of Web developers and experts on functionality oversaw the implementation of Orion Mobile, while UT Dallas faculty members and students tested the features of the product and provided feedback.
“Any self-service that is available online through Orion via a desktop computer can now easily be accessed with a mobile device,” said Dr. Sue Taylor, associate vice president of information resources and director of enterprise application services.
Through the secure Orion website, UT Dallas students use a log-in and password to access their financial information, sign up for classes, pay tuition and more. In addition, faculty members and instructors can log in to the site to access their teaching schedules, review class rosters, update grades and access eLearning.
To access the Orion site on a mobile device, enter utdallas.edu into a browser and then click on the Orion Mobile button on the UT Dallas Mobile front page.
“Our students and faculty, like the general population, are relying more and more on smartphones and tablets to manage aspects of their daily lives,” Taylor said.
“The Orion technical and functional support teams focused on becoming more mobile-friendly in order to better serve the UT Dallas campus community while providing a convenient option that maintains the security features of the standard PeopleSoft applications,” she said.