The Faculty Portal is a one-stop shop to view a list of classes being taught, submit Final Grades, review account details, and keep track of appointments.
You can access the Faculty Portal by browsing to http://gcuportal.gcu.edu/ and selecting Faculty Access.
This will redirect you to the Faculty Portal Homepage. Regardless of whether or not you are full time or adjunct faculty, you will use your GCU username followed by @gcu.edu and your GCU password to login.
The Faculty Portal Home Page
The Faculty Portal Home Page is divided into several functional areas.
Links on the Left Column
The navigation pane on the left displays a series of links to sub-pages that contains account information under My Profile, the Contact Manager, the Message Center, as well as links to classes and other resources.
You will gain access to these links as soon as you have signed your initial contract.
If you are missing the Quick Links, contact Faculty Services to verify the following:
- You have signed your contract
- Your New Hire Document has been processed by Faculty Services
Once these items have been completed, it may take a short time for the Quick Links to appear while the information gets processed in the system.
The Center Column
The center column is where you can access links to the LoudCloud classes you are currently teaching or have taught. This information is available above Faculty Courses. You can also submit Final Grades above the Classes heading (although it is easier to do this by clicking My Classes and then Gradebook from the list on the left). Check out the News Center for any global broadcasts put out by GCU The last section in the middle column is used for searching for student information, which will be discussed in the next heading.
As a traditional faculty member, you will typically gain access to courses up to ten (10) days prior to the start date. As an online faculty member, you will typically gain access to courses up to six (6) days prior to the start date. During this time, you can get a head start on setting up the classroom, reviewing course materials, and downloading the eBook (if the course has an eBook). We recommend that you access all courses by logging into the Faculty Portal, as this will ensure that you are accessing the correct version of LoudCloud.
Student Search is a function that allows you to search for additional information for a particular student, such as their student ID number or additional contact information. This search tool is particularly useful when you require more information on a student before submitting a Grade Change Form.
There are multiple ways that you can search for students. At the top of the homepage there is a small box that shows recently searched students. To the right of that box is an option to Find Student.
Alternatively, at the bottom of the middle column on the homepage are options to search for students as well. You can filter by the type of enrollment (TRAD or NONTRAD), name, etc.
If you are an adjunct faculty member, you can access your GCU email by clicking on the Email link inside of the Quick Links section to the left.
Alternatively, you can select “Show Quick Links” in the upper right corner, which will populate an Email link in the upper left corner of the screen. You will automatically be signed into your email. Your email will open in a new window, so if you do not see anything, you may need to allow pop-ups for this site.
For more information on accessing email from the Portal, see [Faculty] Accessing Your GCU Email.