Collaborative web portal – Agora
• In order to log on to Agora, you must have a Feide username and password, and your home organization must have included the Agora service in their Feide portal.
- If your organization has not yet implemented Feide, contact our service coordinator to explore other log-in options
The need for a dedicated place online to communicate and share information and documents within the university and university college sector has been evident for years, and as a response, UNINETT launched the web-portal Agora in September 2011. The portal was originally developed with smaller groups in mind, but the demand soon proved to be much bigger.
Front page – general information and contact information, list of activities with new updates. From this page, users can join and/or create groups.
Forum – this is where users can discuss or inform, by posting threads and creating and defining categories. Group owners can create e-mail notifications including content or links to content, if desired.
- Documents – this is where users can share and edit documents of all types, of course with version control and locking options. This function can be made available directly on a user’s device by using WebDAV
- Board – This is Agora’s version of the more widely known concept wiki. A board is an efficient way to work if the following circumstances are present:
-The content can be divided into several different sub-boards, and it is natural to click back and forth between them, just like with web pages.
Currently, Agora is funded by internal UNINETT funds, collected as part of the service fee for finance management and administrative services and joint services. This means that Agora is perceived as being free of charge for all users.
This service was developed and is operated by UNINETT. The service is continually developed, based on change requests submitted by users. The steering committee comprises the management team in UNINETT’s department for joint administrative systems.