Using your Ayes and Noes: Creating a Business Case for an Institutional Portal [A4]


Considering implementing an institutional portal but confused by some who say ‘Aye’ and others who say ‘No’? An institutional portal is intended to provide a seamless, Web-based interface to a range of systems and services, potentially offering a customised and personalised Web environment for staff and students. A good idea maybe – but the days when a good idea was enough to convince are long gone; new projects need SMART objectives to progress. This session will provide an overview of creating a business case for an institutional portal using experiences from the University of Leeds and group discussion.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify types of Ayes and Noes and methods of getting feedback from them
  • Identify the cases for and against an institutional portal
  • Identify counter arguments for the Noes
  • Identify appropriate methods for collecting evidence to support the Ayes