The projects website is increasingly being used across the University to support a wide range of projects being managed by areas other than IS Applications.
This project will make improvements to the way University holds data for Tier 4 students, by bringing information from disparate systems into EUCLID to allow effective reporting on, and monitoring of Tier 4 students.
This is an annual project covering all statutory returns (ie SFC Early Stats, SFC Final Figures, HESA Student Return, Teaching Load, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education DLHE and Key Information Sets KIS).
The Oracle SOA environment is an important aspect of the University IT architecture and it currently supports core business functionality including Identity Management (IDM).
It is a key strategic goal of the University to have the best bursary scheme in the UK. This project will deliver an IT solution to support this objective.
The new Finance Payment Channel which went live in MyEd ahead of the start of term on July 30th, has now been signed-off.
Accommodation Services (AS) currently offer multiple web-facing services. To enhance the resilience of their web-tier the project ACS031 will migrate their current single physical webserver to a Virtual environment.
This new project will investigate suitable automation tools for use in software development and infrastructure projects.
This new project will deliver an integrated system that will manage and record both the planned and reactive maintenance activities of the University estate.
In July IS Applications ran a survey on the uptake of agile software development and agile techniques in Higher Education across the UK, America and Canada.
Online Print Credit has switched payment provider to the WPM Card Payment Gateway.
The first phase of the eAuthorisations Migration project, which moved the application to the IS corporate infrastructure, was completed on Wednesday 18th September
The Journal Auto-upload Management System (JAMS) is now live.
Project Services have completed a review of the systems architecture of the Enhancing Student Support (ESS) project, put in place for the Personal Tutor System in 2012/13.
This is the latest of a series of improvements that have been made in response to a University-wide survey, asking for staff feedback on the usability and performance of financial systems.
RES049 is a new project, created to complete outstanding JIRA fixes carried over from project RES037 (Implementation of PURE Publications Service).
This new project will update EUCLID from SITS v8.6.0 to v8.7.0
In response to user feedback, a number of enhancements have recently been applied to the site.
The 2012/13 HESA Student Return has been accepted and given "credible" status by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency).
A new project has started to replace Polopoly, the University Website Content Management System (CMS).
A new database infrastructure for the University's central systems, developed by IS Applications and IS IT Infrastructure, is now available.
IS has worked in partnership with CCS to provide advanced hosting solutions for their public web sites.
The Careers application SAGE and its admin site are being upgraded to a newer version of the Adboe ColdFusion software.
PATH is a web-tool to display the courses offered by a School with features to help students and their personal tutors through the course selection process. This has been used successfully in the School of Mathematics for over a year and a project is now underway to further develop and implement the service in the College of Science and Engineering.
The tracking application and database is a key IT system used by the Roslin Institute.
A number of modifications required for the University's HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) Staff Return, have now been implemented.
The current Post Graduate Open Day and Tours booking applications are being redeveloped and migrated to a new infrastructure.
The latest patches and API changes required to support PAYE RTI were deployed to Live on the 8th August.
My Timetables is a new feature of Web Timetables now available on MyEd.
Students are now able to view and update their personal details via a link from MyEd to EUCLID.
A facility to enable Online Distance Learners to upload an image for their University Card has been launched.
A new version of Moodle (v2.4) has been launched which provides additional functionality for users.
A new version of the Pebblepad ePortfolio tool has been launched which provides additional functionality for users.
A new Finance initiative is underway to automate Student Fee Data uploads.
The Unidesk Configuration Management Database (CMDB) project is now underway.
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This article was published on Dec 12, 2013