Simmons Connection (connection.simmons.edu) is the centralized source for technology at Simmons College. To help you get started, we’ve created some video tutorials and step-by-step instructions for using some of the great new features in Simmons Connection. You can access individual tutorials below or you can watch all of the video tutorials as a playlist by clicking here. We’ll also be providing updates on services in the News & Announcements section of Simmons Connection.
- What is Simmons Connection?
- Using AARC in Simmons Connection
- Updating Your Contact Information
- News & Announcements
- Groups and Events (Planga)
- Supported Web Browsers & Operating Systems
- Other frequently asked questions
- Course Catalog and Registration
- How to register for courses (PDF)
- How to use the Course Catalog (PDF)
- Accessing your Degree Audit
The Technology team is focused on improving services for everyone at Simmons and, at times, that means implementing a new product when upgrading or improving an existing product would not serve our customers nor be fiscally responsible. Last year, we decided that it was time to replace MySimmons with a new platform that would enhance our ability to leverage current functionality and give everyone access to Simmons’s online resources from one location. The new portal, called Simmons Connection, maintains the most popular portal tools as well as incorporating email, AARC, course schedules, event management, and a mobile version so you can access Connection from anywhere. Version one of Simmons Connection was released in June, and we will be working continuously to integrate other Simmons services and to improve it based on your feedback.
What’s New in Simmons Connection?
Simmons Connection isn’t simply a new look for the old portal. We have structured it so we can integrate existing tools like AARC and course schedules, as well as new tools like our upcoming learning management system, Simmons Moodle. Simmons Connection is also available on your mobile device by using the Mox app. This app will let you see upcoming events, and give you quick access to the Simmons directory and important phone numbers with one touch. The Simmons Connection project is also designed to be ongoing. As we deploy new technology, we’ll work to integrate it into Simmons Connection so you have access to everything you need.