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Get to Know the New Launchpad Offers Customizable User Features

April 4, 2022

UPDATE November 2022: We first published this article in April 2022, so some of the information is a tad outdated. Since this article has been so popular, we decided to give it a bit of a fresh look with quick links to what you may be looking for.

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A Year of Transitions

The original article about our transition to the intranet appears below. We also transitioned to a University this year and dropped the letter "C." The intranet for St. John Fisher University is now called mySJF located at (login required). Be sure to bookmark mySJF for convenient Launchpad access. If you're looking for more information on mySJF and the features of the Launchpad, be sure to view the Intranet Tutorials.

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Original "Launchpad Offers Customizable User Features"

On Monday, May 9, the current version of will retire to make way for a new and improved! As announced earlier this semester, members of the campus community can explore the beta version of the new before it officially launches. College News Highlights will feature a series of articles with tips and tricks for how to navigate the new site.

Why the Change?

In spring 2022, the contract with the platform that currently hosts’s launchpad is set to expire. The Office of Information Technology took the opportunity to explore platforms that might offer a better user experience. At the same time, the Office of Marketing and Communications was charged with designing and implementing a new intranet for the campus community to coincide with the platform change. A series of focus groups with students and employees helped both teams better understand what the campus community would find most useful in an intranet and what new features could include to meet their needs.

What’s New?

First, you’ll see that now includes a beautiful, responsive interface with photos, news items, and portals specific for students and employees. The intranet will soon feature an improved information and document search capability, allowing users to quickly find what they need using a powerful search bar. Campus news and events have a place of prominence with the “This Week at Fisher” section and a special page listing all campus calendars! And, perhaps most importantly, a customizable Launchpad linking users to resources including FisherLink, Fish’R’Net, Banner, and more!

Launchpad How-Tos

We know the campus community relies on the Launchpad to access platforms and apps that you use every day. The new launchpad features new, easy-to-find icons so you can quickly get what you need.

All Fisher apps can be found under the “St. John Fisher College” tab.

Toggle back and forth between list view and grid view based on your preferences. Manage the order in which the app collections are listed by selecting the hamburger icon and selecting “Manage Collections.” You can also create your own collection of apps from here (or by selecting the plus sign). From there, name your app collection and add the platforms you’d like to include.

Next Week

Learn more about This Week at Fisher, the information worth submitting, deadlines, and more.