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Open Source uPortal Portlets

Portlet Development Services

Portals give institutions and organizations accessibility to the online applications and personalized information users demand, regardless of how many different systems and processes an institution or organization may have. In accommodating the aggregation and display of diverse content, applications, and services, an enterprise portal provides a framework that integrates several template component types. One of the more complex component types is the portlet, which functions as a pluggable user interface component providing a presentation layer in the portal for information systems. Unicon is skilled at developing JSR 168 or JSR 286 standards-compliant portlets or platform-specific portlets and offers full life-cycle portlet development services.

Unicon’s provides its full suite of services for the development of portlets, including custom and standards-based development.

Custom portlets Unicon has developed include:

  • Courses portlet to support course creation, course updates, and course listing across multiple learning management system (LMS) instances
  • Announcements portlet to support authoring and displaying general announcements as well as displaying course announcements from multiple learning management system (LMS) instances
  • Subscription portlet to display and provide access to all systems that a user has subscriptions to from an identity and access management system

Unicon can also develop enhancements to portlets, upgrades when necessary, and educate institutions’ staff through an exclusive Portlet Development Training. Once created, Unicon can assist institutions and organizations in contributing the portlet code back to the open source community. Contributing to the open source community requires a modest effort and is a rewarding endeavor.

Portlets created or enhanced by Unicon include:

  • Announcements Portlet
  • Budget Portlet
  • Calendar Portlet
  • Campus Map Portlet
  • Facebook Portlet
  • Featured Story Portlet
  • LMS Integration
  • Mail Portlet
  • RSS Portlet
  • SIS Integration
  • Tabbed Search Portlet
  • Weather Portlet