Sign up for classes in BroncoDirect … enter Bronco username and password.
Use BlackBoard … enter Bronco username and password a third time.
Log into MyBAR … sigh loudly, wonder why there’s not a better way, and then enter Bronco username and password.
For years, this has been the routine of every student at Cal Poly Pomona, but that era is ending. The Division of IT has rolled out a new service that provides students with access to their online services with a single login.
“When the former version of BroncoDirect people were familiar was phased out, we saw the opportunity to provide a better service.” says Tim Raymond, director of Campus Applications. “We looked at being able to use a single service to tie many services together.”
Raymond says MyCPP combines access to BroncoDirect, Blackboard, myBAR, Bronco Health Manager, the Career Center’s BroncoConnection, Lynda.com’s online tutorials, as well as allows users to see (but not send) email. In addition, the service will display campus announcements, important dates, fee due dates, holds and a student’s to-do list.
Raymond says a few services accessible through MyCPP will still require a second login, email for example, but that will eventually change and the single sign-on will cover all services.
“They will see all this information in myCPP instead of having to access many services to get that same information,” Raymond says.
MyCPP can be accessed in two ways: It will be located in the Online Services tab found at the top of Cal Poly Pomona websites and at my.cpp.edu.
Although the list of services is already extensive, MyCPP will continue to add more, depending on feedback IT receives.
“We view this as something that will be constantly evolving and expanding with additional features being added multiple times throughout the year,” Raymond says.