On the first day of school some students noticed changes
to the HPU Pipeline Website. The weekend before school began,
the system went through a renovation process involving more
than 30 employees under the supervision of Associate Vice President
of Information Technology Services Justin Itoh. The new design,
based on input from all areas of the university, is intended
to make the site easier to use.
A complaint we had was that it was hard to navigate through the
system,” said ITS support specialist Jean Harr. “Now,
with the new tab system, it takes only a couple of clicks for
students to get their class schedules and for teachers to get
their class lists.”
A new feature of the system is the capability users now have
to personalize the Website by clicking on “my tab.” Faculty
and students can remove irrelevant information as well as receive
announcements from the school and its organizations.
As before, Pipeline continues to provide students with access
to e-mail accounts, the school bookstore, libraries, and student
I registered for all of my classes online,” said nursing
student Brian Barlag. “And I think next semester I’ll
buy my books and have them sent to my house.”
Barlag added: “The last time I was in college was 12 years
ago, and you had to stand in line and do paperwork in order to
register, so compared to then, this (system) is a real pleasure.”
The new HPU Pipeline incorporates more links that connect
users to information on other Web pages such as the HPU home
as well as “e-ads,” classified advertisements for everything
from cars to apartments for rent.
The use of links has resulted in less clutter on the Web
pages, thus making HPU Pipeline more user friendly, said
It’s like one-stop shopping,” she added. “Whatever
you want to know—it’s there.”
The HPU Pipeline is located at campus.hpu.edu.