What is the system?
The Portal aims to bring all of UEA's electronic resources, systems and information together in a single, personalised, configurable view.
The Portal replaces the orange Intranet homepage and is delivered via the Blackboard Community System, which is closely linked to the Blackboard Learning Environment.
How to access the system?
Anyone with a UEA computer account can access The Portal. You can access The Portal at https://portal.uea.ac.uk.
For Active / Managed Desktop users The Portal is the Internet Explorer home page.
Active Desktop users using Internet Explorer will be logged into The Portal automatically with the username they logged onto the machine (single sign-on). For non-active Desktop users both Internet Explorer and Netscape can be configured for automatic login.
For browsers which are not configured for automatic login when prompted enter your username and password.
The Portal is personalised, so what you see will depend on whether you are a student, a member of staff or a visitor and which department or unit you are affiliated with.
User account information role and organisational membership are all fed from the Identity Management System (SPOT).
Content within The Portal is managed centrally on behalf of the relevant providers. The Staff / Student helpdesks are the first point of contact for enquiries.
Who to contact for training:
Currently, we do not offer training for The Portal, and encourage users to familiarise themselves with the system.
Who to contact for support:
Some enquiries may be answered by our Frequently Asked Questions.
Feedback can be entered into the feedback box on the Home tab.
For other enquiries:
Students should contact the the IT Helpdesk (Library Floor 0; x3169)
Staff should contact the Staff IT Helpdesk (x2345)
(Blackboard and The Portal share the same database)
Number of active modules 1509
Number of active organisations 3678
Number of active users 14049
Number of instructor / leader users 2085
Page views on most active date 350816
Average page views per day 62769
Software: Blackboard Learn
Supplier: Blackboard Inc. 650 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001-3796, U.S.A.
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