Author Archives: Adam Franco

About Adam Franco

Senior Application Developer

Inadvertent email from the Course Hub

In preparing a Course Hub system upgrade an account-information email was inadvertently sent to students and instructors today notifying them of an account in the test space. If you received this email please ignore and delete it.

While this email itself is confusing but harmless, unexpected emails of a similar nature should be treated with suspicion and forwarded to . For more information on email phishing attacks, please refer to go/phishing.

From: Course Hub <>
Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:18 PM
Subject: Account details for at Course Hub (approved)
To: Lastname, Firstname I. <>,

Your account at Course Hub has been activated.

You may now log in by clicking this link or copying and pasting it into your


This link can only be used once to log in and will lead you to a page where
you can set your password.

After setting your password, you will be able to log in at
http://default/user in the future using:

password: Your password

-- Course Hub team

New Course Schedule Planning Tool

LIS is pleased to introduced a new course schedule planning tool to help students discover courses and arrange selections of them that avoid timing conflicts.

When browsing the online catalog at go/catalog students (and others) can now log in and save courses that they find interesting. Look for “Save” links to the top-right of course descriptions. Courses can be saved either from the search view or from the detail views linked-to from department course listings.

This screen-cast gives an overview of the Schedule-Planner and how to use it:

Notable features:

  • Save courses at any time when encountering interesting ones.
  • Create one or more schedules for a term to see how different course selections might fit together.
  • Ensures that discussion and lab sections are considered.
  • Time-conflicts are highlighted.
  • Schedules can be emailed to an adviser or anyone else.
  • Schedules can be printed to aid in finding classrooms.

Please note that this tool is designed as a planning and advising aid — it does not register the student for classes. Also, it does not have access to individual student records and hence does not check that prerequisites have been met.

Please try it out at go/catalog and share it with the students you advise.

Send any questions or comments to

Adam Franco