Systems & Software

An alphabetical list of key systems and software employed by UIW and how these tools are used.

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  • ActiveNet is used to manage the UIW Natatorium and Wellness Center memberships.  The system is integrated with the UIW ID Card system to allow entrance into the facilities.  Membership information may be found on the Wellness Center web page.


  • Argos is the enterprise reporting tool used at UIW.  The reporting tool is used in conjunction with the Banner Oracle database to extract information which supports the daily operations of the UIW administrative and academic offices.  Report requests may be submitted via the Enterprise Applications Service Request form with approval from the designated data owner.


  • Banner is the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software used at UIW. This system was implemented in 1995 and houses information for various administrative and academic areas of the university.  The five major components of the system include Student (Registrar, Admissions), Human Resources/Payroll, Finance, Financial Aid, and Advancement.
  • Administrative and academic offices use Banner INB to manage their business operations.  Supervisors or Data Owners of the system must approve access to the various modules.  Use the Enterprise Applications Service Request Form to obtain access to the Banner system.
  • Banner Self-Service, or BannerWeb, is used by Students, Faculty, and Staff employees for the following:
    • Students – to register for classes, view final grades, change personal contact information, and access payroll timesheets
    • Faculty and Advisors – to enter grades, view class rosters and advisee lists, and review transcripts
    • Employees – to view their contact information, benefits, pay stubs, tax forms, and timesheets

Banner Document Management

  • Banner Document Management also known as Xtender is used by UIW administrative offices to scan and image documents used in their daily operations.  Documents are securely retained within the Banner system for future viewing and auditing by authorized personnel.


  • Blackboard is UIW’s Learning Management System, or LMS. It provides faculty with the ability to post course syllabi, create course assisgnments, discussion boards, online quizzes, etc., which students can access and/or interact with.
  • Blackboard tutorials (video and PDFs) are available on our Training & Tutorials page.

Blackboard Collaborate

  • Blackboard Collaborate, formerly known as Wimba, is an online, interactive learning tool that facilitates virtual learning, blended learning and online conferencing. It allows users to deliver content, share desktops, communicate with voice and/or video, etc. It can be used asynchronously (i.e., a lecture could be captured and viewed later), or synchronously (i.e., students in many locations access one web link to have a virtual class session). Materials captured in Collaborate can be posted directly to your Blackboard course site.

Blackboard Transact

  • Blackboard Transact is used by administrative offices to manage student and employee financial transactions.  The system will track bookstore credits to be used at UIW’s bookstore (Follet) as well as student meal plan and commuter points used by food service (Sodexo) vendors.

Cardinal Cars

  • Cardinal Cars is powered by Boss software and is UIW’s parking permit and ticket management system. All  students, faculty, staff, and administrators are required to display valid parking permits in order to park their vehicles on UIW premises.  Additional information on parking permits and ticket appeals may be found on the Business Office web page.


  • CashNet is UIW’s software which manages student online ePayment center and organization storefronts.    The ePayment center allows students to make online tuition and testing fee payments, view bills and account information, purchase commuter meal points for non-resident students, and view the student 1098-t tax form.  The ePayment center may be accessed thru the myWord portal.  To request a storefront for an organization use the Enterprise Applications Storefront Request Form.


  •  The DSX system works in conjunction with the UIW ID Card system to manage security access controls to UIW’s facilities.  The system is managed by Campus Police and Residence Life to provide students, faculty, and staff access to UIW buildings and rooms.


  • Estudias is UIW’s data warehouse.


  • UIW maintains an iTunesU account where community members can post vodcasts and podcasts of lectures and other events unique to the institution.


  • myWord is UIW’s campus portal. The portal is used by students, faculty, and staff to access enterprise systems thru a single sign-on process using your Active Directory (UIW email account) credentials.  Tools such as Banner, BannerWeb, CardinalMail, Blackboard, Cardinal Cars, social sites, and library resources may be accessed thru the portal.  The portal also provides an easy means to reset your password.


  • OrgSync is UIW’s  student organization system.  Students may join organizations or view upcoming campus  events thru the use of this system. OrgSync may be accessed via the myWord portal or the University Events and Student Programs web page.

Rave Alert

  • Rave Alert is UIW’s emergency notification system. Users can opt in to this system, which gives them the ability to receive messages to their cell phones via text message and/or voicemail. Sign up for this free service today!


  • StarRez is UIW’s student housing system.   Residence Life uses this software to manage on-campus housing applications.  Students may log into the  StarRez Housing Portal to submit an application for campus housing.


  • Students have access to UIW’s private cloud, called Stoneware, which provides them with access to the latest Microsoft Office suite of programs and network storage anywhere, anytime.


  • Tableau is used by UIW Institutional Research to provide the UIW community with an interactive business intelligence tool for historical information through a server called DASH.

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