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Aportfolio is Appalachian State Univerity's ePortfolio. It is an academic website where students collect and reflect learning. The ultimate goal of the students' Aportfolio is to intentionally document learning and to design a positive digital presence for a professional audience. At Appalachian State University our students and faculty use Aportfolios for multiple purposes to make learning...
Banner 8 Internet Native Banner is an enterprise application solution for higher education. The software provides solutions for all major components on the campus, including: Finance, University Advancement, Human Resources Student Services and Financial Aid. Banner Financial Aid Module allows Appalachian to: Award aid equitably to students Disperse and monitor funds Compile Federal...
Banner 9 Administrative pages replaces Banner 8 INB with a more modern interface.  The software provides solutions for all major components on the campus, including: Finance, University Advancement, Human Resources Student Services and Financial Aid. Banner Financial Aid Module allows Appalachian to: Award aid equitably to students Disperse and monitor funds Compile...
This group consists of IT professionals who are called on to resolve a variety of IT problems for the faculty and staff of the university. ASU has developed a standard computing environment for faculty and staff PCs and Macs called the Appalachian Computing Environment (ACE) desktop installation, which is easily deployed and supported on individual machines. This standardization dramatically...
ActivityInsight is a faculty assessment application from Digital Measures. ActivityInsight manages critical information pertaining to faculty productivity, assessment and accreditation. Appalachian uses this tool to collect faculty activities including teaching, research, and service for annual reports and other purposes.
IVS (Interactive Video Services) provide real-time, High Definition or Standard Definition quality interactive video experiences for Faculty, Staff and Students. Real-time interactive video provides the opportunity for instructors, needing a one-time master class with a "visiting" professor from across the globe or teaching an ongoing consortium class with peer classes around the state, nation,...
Library e-Learning is a collection of online resources and services, accessible anywhere for Distance Education Students. Distance Education students have access to the full array of Belk Library and Information Commons resources and services: Remote access to the online catalog (find books and more) and over 400 research databases (find articles and more) E-reserves, e-journals, e-books and...
Enterprise Linux Systems offers shell access to individual Linux systems in an LXC environment.  These systems are well-suited for education and research, custom application development, and public web application hosting.  Administration and patching is performed by the Enterprise Linux Systems group. Hosted applications must be tolerant of 5 minutes downtime nightly, and up to...
NVivo gives you a place to organize, store and retrieve your data so you can work more efficiently, save time and rigorously back up findings with evidence. Import data from virtually any source – text, audio, video, emails, images, spreadsheets, online surveys, social and web content and more. With advanced data management, query and visualization tools, NVivo lets you ask complex...
AAPlanner database software incorporates census data with institutional data for Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity reporting, which is required by the NC Office of State Personnel. Instituional Research uses AAPlanner software to build reports that are used by the reporting entity on campus (Equity Office/HRS) for the report that is sent to OSP annually.
Personnel Data File is an annual General Administration-required file of Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistant information. Working with Institutional Research, ASU ITS Enterprise Administrative Applications group created and maintains tables and forms integrated into the Banner ERP system that Institutional Research, Academic Affairs, the Graduate School and Human Resource Services use to...
Qualtrics is a Research Suite for an enterprise online survey software solution that empowers you to collect, analyze and act on relevant data. Qualtrics also has an Offline Survey Module, available for iOS and Android, which allows you to administer surveys on your mobile device without an internet connection. Responses can be collected in the field on your mobile device and then uploaded back...
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap provides audit trails for tracking data manipulation and user activity, as well as automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R). Also included are a built-in project calendar, a...

SAS

SAS is a system of software products that assist programmers in a variety of areas including (but not limited to) data management and warehousing, statistical analysis, business planning, operations research, applications development, and remote computing. All SAS software has been provided free as part of a $3 million grant from SAS Institute to the University of North Carolina system....
Important NOTE: Our access to the Select Survey web survey software is being phased out in favor of the university's newly sight-licensed package, Qualtrics, licensed in September 2014. All new surveys should be created using the Qaultrics software, particularly since there is no direct way to move a survey from Select Survey into the new system. Qualtrics access and information are available...
Smarthinking is a provider of research-based, research-proven online tutoring to help institutions of higher education increase student achievement, boost retention, and enhance learning. This online tutoring service is provided to Distance Education students at Appalachian State University and is available 24/7. Students can get live tutoring, attend online writing labs, and schedule...
Stata is a statistical software package used mostly for research in the fields of economics, sociology, political science, biomedicine, and epidemiology.
The office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning works with the University of North Carolina's General Administration (UNC-GA) numerous times throughout the year to submit a variety of data files containing official Appalachian data. Data file examples are the Student Data File, SDF Graduated File, Financial Aid File, Preliminary Applications and Acceptances File, Course Data File...