The University's corporate applications hold a wide range of corporate information in a number of integrated systems. The main applications are listed below. Access to many of these is via The CIS Portal:
Loughborough University offers Office365 as the student email system. In addition to Outlook email, Office 365 provides students with file storage and
Microsoft Teams or “Teams” as it is known is a communication and collaboration platform that combines chat, video meetings, file storage and collaboration. This can be split into three distinct solutions:
- Teams – groups of users with access to shared resources and collaboration tools
- Teams Meetings – ad-hoc or calendared virtual meetings
- Teams Live Events – broadcast system for large scale non-interactive events
The Room Booking System enables students and staff to reserve group study rooms, study carrels, bookable booths and other Library resources.
The University uses a central timetabling system, CMIS from supplier Advanced Learning. The system provides functionality for timetabling pool and locally-managed rooms, and for examination scheduling. The timetables produced are available to both staff and students.
Co-Tutor is a Student & Staff Relationship Management (SSRM) system developed by the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) at Loughborough University. It is used by academic staff and administrators at Loughborough University to communicate with and manage personal tutees, project students, industrial placement activities, postgraduate research supervision and course cohorts.
GradeMark is the online marking tool that comes with the TurnItIn suite. Any document which has been submitted to TurnItIn’s Originality Checking via the TurnItIn Assignment activity on Learn can be marked using GradeMark. Students can access the marked-up coursework and marks are automatically stored on Learn.
WebPA is an online peer assessment system, or more specifically, a peer-moderated marking system. It is designed for teams of students doing group-work, the outcome of which earns an overall group mark. Each student in a group grades their team-mates (and their own) performance, which is then used with the overall group mark to provide each student with an individual grade, reflecting their contribution to the group. One of the Tutor tools, it was developed by the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE).
CASPA is the Coursework and Assessment Scheduler for Programme Administration. It is used by academic staff and administrators, to allow students to record their submissions of physical items of coursework and to allow staff to schedule all types of programme assessments. The system allows staff to schedule different types of assessment including physical, virtual, performance, examination, laboratory,
BoB is a service for teaching and learning providing staff and students access to a vast archive of online recordings of TV and radio programmes. You can play a complete programme (or a clip/playlist you have created) safe in the knowledge that there are no copyright issues.
ProjectList is an online project and dissertation allocation system for undergraduate and postgraduate students. One of the Tutor tools, it was developed by the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE).
Turnitin is a web-based tool which allows users to check their text against a wide range of web sources. It does NOT detect plagiarism – it simply matches text, so if it has been correctly cited, matching text is not plagiarised. Nevertheless, it is quick and simple to use and is valuable as a primary filter.
The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), known as Learn, provides students with access to learning resources for their modules and programmes, as well as access to other related learning material. Academic (and related staff) are the main creators of these resources.
ReVIEW is the automated lecture capture system that is built in to a number of teaching rooms across campus. The service is available in any teaching room on campus, with the ‘fixed’ installations being supplemented by software-only versions which can be used everywhere. ReVIEW is based on the widely-used Panopto system.
The Reading List Management System enables students to access online reading lists and easily check availability of recommended resources. It allows appropriate staff to create and maintain reading lists, and feed into the acquisition processes to support the Library’s collection management.
The Library Management System manages the acquisition and cataloguing of physical and electronic resources, and controls the circulation of physical stock.
The Library catalogue is a discovery solution allowing users to search across numerous Library resources including; physical stock, IR content, subscription based and free online e-journals, e-books and databases.
Agresso Costing and Pricing is used for managing the costings of research projects. Please refer to the Finance section below for further details and guidance.
This service supports the deposit and storage of Publications and Research Data. It is a RCUK (Research Council UK) requirement that research data should be made publically available.
LUPIN (Loughborough University Publication Information system) is a database of current and historic research outputs published by Loughborough University authors. It integrates fully with the Institutional Repository, so provides a single entry point for publications information at the University.
The Bristol Online Survey (BOS) lets you design, run and analyse questionnaires over the web. It is hosted and run by ILRT at the University of Bristol, and was developed to run the Careers in Research Online Survey benchmarking project across UK HE in 2001. BOS is now used by over 300 organisations, and Loughborough University has an annually-renewed campus-wide license.
TARGETConnect is a hosted software solution provided by GTI used by the Careers and Employability Centre. It provides appointment, task, event, opportunity, bulk e-mail, CV and recruitment management services via a web interface.
LUSI is the in-house-developed Loughborough University student information system. The system includes functionality to manage programmes and modules, and students from admissions, through registration, progression and graduation. Reporting facilities are provided, as well as various extracts and database views for integration with other University systems.
Kx (Kinetic Solutions) is the University's accommodation management system which supports Campus Living. This system provides the necessary interfaces between Kx, the University's student administration facilities within LUSI, and the University's financial management system, Agresso. The system is also used by imago Ltd to manage conferences, events and hotel and restaurant table booking.
The Student CRM, Achiever, is used to manage the relationship with prospective students and applicants and includes functionality to support enquiry, communications and event management.
Business Objects is a management reporting tool used to report on Human Resources data held within Trent.
ALBACS is used for electronic transfer of money between bank accounts using BACS facilities.
The Symmetry system is a bought-in package from supplier G4S. This service develops and supports the University's access control systems which are used to control vehicle access to campus, and personal access to buildings and rooms. This service is used by staff and students and some visitors, contractors, and tenants via a unique University ID swipe-card.
Requests for changes to Access Control (such as building/room access via ID card) should be requested through email@example.com
The Archibus System has the following modules implemented:
- Reactive Maintenance (On Demand)
- Asset Management
- Space Management
- Planned Preventative Maintenance
Application support for this system is provided by Service Works Global (SWG). Any building related issues are emailed through to the FM Helpdesk firstname.lastname@example.org unless the user has access to raise tickets.
For Archibus related queries please email: email@example.com
The Permit System enables users (staff, tenants and students) to apply for parking permits to park across University car parks.
Requests for changes to existing permits or for permit application can be done so by signing into system https://permit.lboro.ac.uk/mainportal/login using AD credentials, if you are a staff member or student.
For car parking queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagebank stores a wide range of photographic images of the University, primarily for use in marketing and publicity material and on web sites.
Tharsterns is used for print estimating and costing.
Terminal Four’s Site Manager web content management system is used to manage the content on the University web site.
The Raisers Edge system is used by the Alumni Office to access contact information for past students and benefactors.
Camtasia is software used for creating narrated screen recordings.