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OPUS-College. Student Management Information system. Overview. What is OPUS-College? What functionalities does it offer? What is the history of OPUS-College ? What are the technical characteristics? How can it be customized and extended?. What is OPUS-College ?.

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Opus college

OPUS-College

Student Management

Information system


Overview
Overview

  • What is OPUS-College?

  • What functionalities does it offer?

  • What is the history of OPUS-College?

  • What are the technical characteristics?

  • How can it be customized and extended?


What is opus college
What is OPUS-College?

„OPUS-College“ is a web-based management information system to store and analyze data concerning:

  • Students(Personal data, study plans, marks, ...)

  • Curriculum(Study programs, courses, examinations, ...)

  • Lecturers(Personal data, contracts, ...)

  • Organisational units (Schools, departments, ...)

    OPUS: „Open University Systems“


What functionalities does it offer
What functionalities does it offer?

Example setup of role responsibilities:

  • Central registry: Admission, certificates, organizational unit information

  • Decentral (schools/departments): Curriculum (structure of study programs, subjects), (academic) staff information

  • Lecturers: Course descriptions, marks entry, personal data

  • Studierende:Query own study progress (marks)

    Opus‘ flexible authorization system controls access to data

    Opus‘ reporting engine makes data available: e.g. Student lists, statistics


What is the history of opus college
What is the history of OPUS-College?

  • Point of departure: Development cooperation project 2006-10; with universities in Mozambique and the Netherlands

  • Enhancements for Zambia2011-13Supporting two different educational systems: Portuguese and English based

  • Interest is shown from universities in a variety of countries

  • Homepage: www.opuscollege.net


What are the technical characteristics
What are the technical characteristics?

OPUS-College is published under Mozilla triple license (MPL/LGPL/GPL)

Based on open source components

  • JAVA und Spring Development Framework

  • PostgreSQL (database)

  • iBatisfor the persistence (mapping application – database)

  • JasperReportsfor the generation of automized reports

  • Apache Tomcat as the web server

  • A web browser for the user interface(no further software needs to be installed on user PCs)


How can it be customized and extended
How can it be customized and extended?

  • OPUS consists of modules

    • Kernel/college,

    • report

    • fee

    • scholarship

    • accommodation

    • admission

    • Country-specific modules (e.g. zambia)

    • Uni-specific modules (e.g. cbu) to customize for example the student number format

    • Additional modules are possible

  • „Extension point“ concept

    • Extension points allow to customize or extend existing functionality, for example adding own reports

    • Additional extension points can be made available at any time


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