Spectrum Channel Listing
New channels will be added virtually every day during the August and September 2005. Check back here often to see what new channel offerings are available. If you have a suggestion for a new channel that you don't see in our list, use the 'Make suggestion/comment' link in the 'Spectrum Channel Information' channel.
Name Description Status
Accept/Decline Financial Aid A student channel with contact information for financial aid and a link to TIGERWEB.       Available
 

 

 
American Art An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.   Available
American Journal of Education An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.  Available
Approval Alerts Approval alerts for Spectrum finance system users.    Available
  Indicates whether the user has any pending requisitons and purchase orders to approve, and provides a direct link to the finance system approval screens.    (Note: Provided by Sungard as part of the Luminis Channels for Banner set.)     
Ask TOM Find answers to questions about the U of M, or ask a question and receive an answer from TOM. Available
Banner INB

Internet Native Banner (INB) opens in a separate browser window.

Available
 

Banner INB is intended to be a tool used more by the University's administrative offices and "power users".  Most people will access Self Service Banner.

 
Banner Reference Information

Links to information to assist the Banner user including reference materials/links and training opportunities.

Available
 

Channel includes a links to the Banner Bookshelf, a comprehensive set of reference guides (PDF format) documenting all of the Banner systems, the FOAPAL lookup website, and user training sessions being offered on campus.

 
Banner Self-Service

Direct links to a user's Banner Self Service screens.

 
Available
 

The Banner Self Service channel provides an expandable listing of links to each of the SSB tabs that a user has rights to.  Everyone will have a 'Personal Information' tab.  Other tabs will be dependent on other roles held at the U of M. (Note: Provided by Sungard as part of the Luminis Channels for Banner set.) 

 
Bookmarks Personal links can be defined in this channel.  It is like 'Favorites' in Internet Explorer.  Available
Campus Announcements

Announcements targeted for all faculty, student and staff.

Available
 

Authorized U of M staff can post messages that will appear in the Campus Announcement channel.

 
Campus Scene An interesting U of M photo or scene with an optional caption.  Available
  Current 'Campus Scene' is static for several days.  In August 2005, the channel photo will be randomized from a set of photos and will change each time the channel is displayed.    
Campus Work Requests

Links to work request web sites including ITD Helpdesk, Telecommunications, and Physical Plant.

Available
Carpool Information Register your interest in participating in a carpool, or view a listing of current carpooling opportunities.    Available
        
College Sports News from USA Today A channel for college sports news available under the News/Sports category.   Available
Commercial Appeal Local News This channel delivers local news from the Commercial Appeal.  It is found under the News/Local category.  Available
  The channel is free but registration is required.    
Commerical Appeal Tiger News  A news feed on Tiger Sports from the Commercial Appeal in the News/Sports category  Available
    A news feed on Tiger Sports from the Commercial Appeal in the News/Sports category   
Comparative Education Review An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.  Available
Critical Inquiry An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.  Available
Current Phase of the Moon

Displays an image and description of the current phase of the moon.  This channel is located in the Other category.

Available
Daily Business Carton

A daily cartoon by Ted Goff located in the Entertainment category.

Available
Daily Helmsman

Headlines from the Daily Helmsman, the U of M student newspaper.

 
Available
 

Helmsman headlines are supplied via an RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed.

 
 
e~Print

Access the university's e~Print system.  This channel is available under the Tools/Resources category.

Available
 

Requires prior authorization to access the e~Print system.

 
eCourseware  Access to eCourseware, online course management system that is replacing WebCT for Fall 2007.  Available
   Access to eCourseware, online course management system that is replacing WebCT for Fall 2007.   
Education News from CNN

A channel with education news available under the News/Academic category.  

Available
eLearn  Links to online course management systems including eCourseware (Desire2Learn) and WebCT.  Available
   Links to online course management systems including eCourseware (Desire2Learn) and WebCT.   
Employee Self-Service Displays the login to the Employee Self-Service site.  This channel can be found under the Tools/Resources category and is available to faculty and staff only. Available
Enrollment Policies

A student channel with links to pages with information for undergraduate and graduate enrollment policies.  This channel is located under the Student category.

Available
eNuze - Unusual News

A news channel with strange story items.  This channel is located under the News category.

Available
ERP Document Repository on UMDrive

A link to the repository of documents for the ERP implementation.  This channel is located under the Other category and is available to ERP team members.

Available
ERP Finance - COA maintenance example

An example of the chart of accounts maintenance from the University of New Mexico.

Available
  This channel is under the Other category and is available to ERP team members.  
ERP Finance documents on UMDrive Repository of finance related ERP documents. This channel is available under the Other category and is available to ERP team members. Available
ERP Portal Team Charter Charter of the University of Memphis Portal Team.  This channel is under the Other category and is available to ERP team members. Available
Ethics

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.

Available
Expert List  U of M Experts and Speakers List  Available
Faculty CV

Single sign-on (SSO) access to the Faculty CV application.

  
Available
      
Faculty SIRS Monitor Allows faculty to view the number of students who have completed SIRS evaluation forms.  Available under the Faculty/Staff category.       Available
Fall 2007 Registration

Information related to fall 2007 semester registration.

Available
     
Fees, Payments, & Refunds

Displays links to check account balances and Bursar contact information.  This channel is available under the Student category.

Available
FERPA

Single sign-on (SSO) access to FERPA tutorial and information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

 
Available
   Single sign-on (SSO) access to FERPA tutorial and information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.   
Finance Alerts Grants

Provides information for Principal Investigators (PIs) about grants that are due to end in a specified number of days.    

 
Available
 

Principle Investigators can change the user defined number of days before a grant expires that the notification should appear.  Prior to the expiration time, the message 'No Grants are scheduled to end in selected time.' will be displayed.  (Note: Provided by Sungard as part of the Luminis Channels for Banner set.) 

 
Financial Advisor A bar chart summary of accounts for Spectrum finance system users.   Available
   Provides summary information for up to five accounts, and provides easy access to the Banner finance system screen to manage the accounts.     
Financial Aid Office

Contact information for the Financial Aid Office with links to their web site and important dates.  This channel is available under the Student category.

Available
Financial Bookmarks

A channel with links to government sites that are helpful when applying for financial aid.  This channel is available under the Student category.

 
Available
First Science Information

First Science website contains science articles on various categories.  This channel is available under the News/Academic category.

Available
Gartner Single sign-on (SSO) access to Gartner research website.      Available
  Gartner, Inc. is a leading provider of research and analysis on the global IT industry. The company's web site contains information to help clients make informed technology and business decisions by providing in-depth analysis and actionable advice on virtually all aspects of technology.       
Group Announcements Announcements targeted for members of a specific U of M group. Available
 

Group Announcements can be sent to all individuals in a certain U of M role (i.e. faculty, student, employee) or group.

Provides the first few lines of any personal announcement that has been sent to a user based upon attributes like role, major, or enrolled course and click-throughs to the expanded page of all group announcements that the user has.

(Note: Group Announcements is a renaming of the Personal Announcements channel supplied by the portal vendor).

 
 
Group Bookmarks Enhanced bookmark channel with special features for sharing a set of bookmarks with a group. Available
 

This enhanced channel provides the ability for layout owners to place a Bookmarks channel on a layout and populate it with links that all users should see. When placed on a layout, the functions for adding and editing links are only available to the layout owner. These functions are removed for users who are members of the layout. Group Bookmarks also supports multiple instances so that users can place their own bookmark channels on different tabs and maintain separate sets of links within each. Finally, Group Bookmarks also provides an administrative channel, DefaultsEditor, that allows institutions to pre-populate links that all users should see by default when they first subscribe to an instance of the Group Bookmarks channel.

Note: Delivered from SCT as "Bookmarks Plus"

 
Group Leader Activity Channel Allows a Group Studio group leader to quickly view information about a group that he/she manages.  Available (New)
  Allows a Group Studio group leader to quickly view information about a group that he/she manages.  
Group Studio Activity Channel

Allows each person to quickly view summary information from Group Studio groups that he/she is a member of.

Available (New)
   Allows each person to quickly view summary information from Group Studio groups that he/she is a member of.  
Happy Birthday! This week's staff and faculty birthdays.    Available
  The current day's birthdays are highlighted at the top, and all birthdays for the entire week (Sunday - Saturday) are listed.     
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

A channel with news from Harvard Business School.  This channel is available from the News/Academic category.

 
Available
Health and Science News from NPR A news channel with Science and Health news, available under the News/Technology category.  Available
Important Dates

A channel with links to semester dates and academic calendar information.  This channel is found under the Student category.

Available
Isis

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.

Available
ITIR - Open Impact Reports

Summary of currently open IT Impact Reports (ITIRs), and links to management site, available from the News or Other categories.

Available
Job Announcements University of Memphis Job Announcements. Available
Law and Social Inquiry

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category. 

Available
Media and Journalism Ethics News

A channel with news about journalism available under the News/Academic category.  

Available
Modern Philosophy

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.

Available
My Banner Provides direct links to the forms selected by the user in the Banner INB system.   Available
    Expandable/collapsable list of the user's individually selected Banner INB forms.  The My Banner portal channel mirrors the users 'My Banner' folder maintained in Banner INB.  (Note: Provided by Sungard as part of the Luminis Channels for Banner set.)    
My Current Schedule

Displays a student's current schedule, available under the Student category.

Available
My Future

Links to graduation and career services are available in a channel under the Student category.

Available
My Headlines

A channel that delivers current headlines available under the News category.

Available
My Reports

View completed reports generated by the Banner system.

  
Available
      
NanoFocus

A channel with nanotechnology news available under the News/Academic category. 

Available
NASA Earth Observatory

A channel with news from NASA available under the News/Technology category. 

Available
National Association for Business Economics

A channel with business and economic news available under the News/Journals category. 

Available
Nature podcasts Nature journal weekly audio podcasts  Available
  Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science. The Nature Podcast is a free weekly audio show highlighting content from each issue, and interviews with the scientists creating the data.    
New York Times

National news from the New York Times is found in the News/National category.

Available
NPR - All Things Considered

Headline stories from NPR "All Things Considered" broadcasts

 
Available
     
NPR - Morning Edition

Stories from NPR's "Morning Edition"

Available
On-Campus Student Employment

Quick links to help students with on-campus employment opportunities.

 
Available
Open IT Impact Reports  A list of currently open Information Technology Impact Reports (ITIRS).   Available
   ITIRs are notices of current and/or scheduled computer, Internet and telecommunications service disruptions.    
PCWorld News

A channel with computer news available under the News/Technology category. 

Available
Podcast Central Single sign-on (SSO) access to Podcast Central web application Available
   Single sign-on (SSO) access to Podcast Central web application  
Portal FAQ and Definition

Link to "My University Portal" FAQ.  This channel is available to the Portal Team under the Other category.

Available
Portal Implementation Examples

Links to various higher education portal implementations with an emphasis on Luminis portals, available to the Portal Team under the Other category.

Available
Portal Implementation References

Links to miscellaneous portal implementation references.  This channel is available under the Other category.

Available
Portal Survey Results

Survey results from the 5/2005 Portal survey.  This channel is available to ERP groups from the Other category.

Available
Project Gutenberg

A channel with links to the latest books released from Project Gutenberg, available from the Entertainment category.

Available
Project Spectrum Activity Calendar Maintenance Meetings, training sessions and events scheduled for Project Spectrum available to the ERP Implementation group from the Tools/Resources. Available
Project Spectrum Issue Tracker

Decision, issue and task tracking application for UofM Project Spectrum, available to ERP groups under the Tools/Resources category.

Available
Project Spectrum Links

Quick links to Project Spectrum web sites available to university staff under the Tools/Resources category.

Available
Project Spectrum Web Site

Home page for UofM Project Spectrum, the SCT Banner 7.0 implementation available from the Other category.

Available
Quick Links

A list of frequently needed links for students, available under the Students category.

Available
Registrar

Contact information for the Registrar's Office with links to their web site.  This channel is available under the Student category.

Available
Req's and PO's Quick access to requisition and purchase information in the Spectrum finance system.   Available
       
Safety Information Links to U of M safety information websites. Available
Schedule Planning

A channel with links students frequently need to plan their schedule, available under the Student category.

Available
Scholarship Office

Contact information for the Scholarship Office with links to their web site.  This channel is available under the Student category.

Available
Science Friday podcasts

Science Friday podcast links from NPR's "Talk of the Nation".

   
Available
       
Search the University of Memphis

Search for people and webpages at the University of Memphis, available under the Tools/Resources category.

Available
Signs

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category.

Available
SIRS Reports  View SIRS Reports from the Spectrum portal.    Available
Spectrum Channel Information A list of some new an future Spectrum channels, and links to the complete channel list and a suggestion/comment screen.  Available
Sports News from SI.com

A channel with sports news available under the News/Sports category.  

Available
Staff Links

A list of frequently needed links for university employees, available under the Faculty/Staff category

Available
Sticky Note A place to save a brief note or "To Do" list.  Available
     
The American Naturalist

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category. 

Available
The Astrophysical Journal

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category. 

Available
The Library Quarterly

An academic journal found under the News/Journals category. 

Available
Tiger Pride View a randomized point of pride factoid about the U of M.  Available
     
TIGERWEB

Links TIGERWEB and information pages, available under the Student category.

Available
Time Approval

Links for Web Time Entry submissions for designated approvers. 

  
Available
 

Channel provides link to Web Time Entry time approval screens for designated employees.  (Note: Provided by Sungard as part of the Luminis Channels for Banner set.)  

  
 
Time/Leave Reporting

Access to Web Time Entry screens.

 
Available
 

Channel provides navigation links to the Web Time Entry screens for both bi-weekly and monthly paid employees.  Bi-weely employees complete a time sheet for each workday, and monthly employees complete a leave report.

 
 
Today in History

Births, deaths and events on this day in years past, available from the News category.

Available
Today's Project Spectrum Activities Project Spectrum training sessions, team meetings, and general activities scheduled for today, available from the News category.  Available
Tuition Calculator

Estimates tuition for course loads by semester.  This channel is available under the Student category.

Available
Tutorial

A channel with a tutorial on how to use the portal, available under the Tools/Resources/Luminis category.

Available
U of M Organizational Charts

Organizational charts for the University of Memphis, available from the Other category.

Available
U of M Search Search for a U of M person or web page.  Available
     
U of M Website Administration Utilities

Utilities to administer the A-Z list and Tiger Pride information databases, available to university web masters under the Tools/Resources category.

Available
U.S. News from CNN

A channel with U.S. news available under the News/National category. 

Available
UMdrive

Single sign-on (SSO) access to UMdrive.

Available (New)
 

Single sign-on (SSO) access to UMdrive.

    
 
UMWiki

UMWiki access and new account request.

Available
  UMWiki access and new account request.  
Weather Current weather conditions in Memphis.  Available
Wired News

A channel with computer news available under the News/Technology category. 

Available
Word of the Day Provides a new word and definition each day, with a search function to look up other words.      Available
       
World News from CNN

A channel with international news available under the News/World category. 

  
Available