The portlets discussed in this section will generally form the “back bone” of your portal and will be those that your users access or review on a daily basis. These portlets can encourage and foster campus communication and collaboration via Announcements, Chat and Forums functionality, and also assist users with managing their time, schedules, and viewing personal to-do lists with the Calendarand Task Manager features. A Bulletin Board portlet also allows users to post messages like used text books for sale, roommate wanted, etc. to which other users can respond.
Keep in mind that you can create multiple pages on which to place these portlets. You can utilize the three-column format allowing as many as three portlets across a page and reaching a maximum total of ten portlets per page. Administrators can customize the title of an individual portlet. Consider adding your institution’s mascot name or other school spirit-related details to a portlet - after all, What Every Huskie Needs To Know sounds much more exciting than just Announcements.