Presentation on theme: "Pat McKay Information Manager Glasgow Caledonian University"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pat McKay Information Manager Glasgow Caledonian University My.CaledonianPat McKayInformation ManagerGlasgow Caledonian University
2 Glasgow Caledonian University 4th largest University in ScotlandPost ’92 UniversitySingle campus, City centreApprox. 14,000 studentsApprox. 1,200 staffPCs and Apple Macs
3 Current Systems Student email Silky Mail/EXIM Staff Email Outlook VLE BlackboardVLEWebCTInternetStudent FeesOracleCentral Student Record SystemOMNIS/ORACLE DatabaseLibrary SystemDYNIXClass TimetablingCELCATFinance SystemSymmetryExam TimetablingFacilities CMISExternalSourcesEstates ManagementBADGER…..…..
4 The Future - Managed Learning Environment (MLE) Web BrowserLogin/AuthenticationMy CaledonianInternetInterfaceExternal LibrarySourcesStaffOutlookStudentSilky Mail/EXIMVLE’sBlackboard etcLibrary SystemInterfaceHR SystemOracle HRClass/exam TimetablingStudent AccommodationStudent Record SystemOracle StudentsEstates ManagementFinance System…..
5 My.Caledonian - Objectives Seamless access to C&ITImproving integrity of corporate information systemsCollecting information more efficiently and effectivelyTwo way communicationInformation provision
6 Seamless access to C&IT Provision of a secure environment to allow access to University systems from anywhere at any time.Single point of access to all University systems which the individual is authorised to use.Personalised entry screens for the individual showing only those applications/elements that they use regardless of the computer or place.Not platform dependant and will therefore work with both PCs and Apple Macs.
10 Improving integrity of corporate information systems Providing access for students and staff to their personal details and, making them responsible for ensuring that they are correct and up to date.On line notification of the programme and modules being studied for the individual student to check.
19 Two way communicationAn on line 'suggestion box' called Support it which will allow staff and students to make suggestions which can be supported or not by others.On line voting (including the provisional of election materials) for student association activities (students) and University committees (staff).Discussion groups for individual programmes and modules in which both staff and students can participate.
20 Information provision Quick access to general University information. Providing a mechanism for up to date announcements and news to all students and staffAccess to general staff related informationInformation for students relating to their specific programme or module (e.g. presentations, booklists, teaching materials, reminder coursework due, change of room).Students can obtain their assessment results immediately they have been signed off.
26 My.Caledonian - Technical My.Caledonian developed in-house using Oracle’s iPortalHosted on single server - Application tier (IAS) and Database tier (Oracle RDBMS) located on the same node.Hardware - HP9000 Model L3000 with 3 CPU’s and 8Gb memorySoftware - HP-UX 11, Oracle RDBMS IAS , Portal , ApacheBrowser technology - Explorer, Netscape
27 My.Caledonian - Conclusion reliableinexpensiveevolving over timeseen as a welcome development within the University