General questions

What is OSIRIS, and what is it used for?

OSIRIS is the Student Information System (SIS) in use at the University of Twente. All information regarding enrolment, study progress and payments by students is registered in OSIRIS. OSIRIS is also connected to various other systems in use at the UT, such as the national enrolment application Studielink, the digital learning environment CANVAS and Mobility Online.

OSIRIS is used both by students and employees.

Students register for courses and minor programmes in OSIRIS and can view notes their study advisor leaves for them.

Study advisors can view the study progress of the students they are supervising. They can also plan meetings with their students and record and view notes about their students.

Employees of the “Centre for Educational Support” (CES) use OSIRIS to register the course offerings of the UT, the study programmes and results of students.

They also use OSIRIS to register applications, enrolments and payments by domestic and foreign students.

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In which browsers can I use OSIRIS?

OSIRIS officially only supports the Chrome, Safari and Firefox web browsers.

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OSIRIS terms

In OSIRIS, there are certain terms that differ from the ones common on the UT and/or used in the standard EER. The most important ones are listed below.

OSIRIS term: Block
UT term: Quartile

OSIRIS term: Coordinating unit
UT term: Coordinating study

OSIRIS term: Supervisors
UT term: Study advisor, mentor, student dean or internship coordinator

OSIRIS term: Course
UT term: Subject/Module

OSIRIS term: Study programme
UT term: Study/educational programme

OSIRIS term: Test
UT term: Exam/Test

OSIRIS term: Test grade
UT term: Result/grade

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Where can I go with questions about OSIRIS?

Have you still not found what you’re looking for in this FAQ? Try one of the following options:

Students can

• consult the ‘OSIRIS Student Manual’;
• consult the Student Services website or contact them via studentservices@utwente.nl.

Instructors can

• consult the administrative procedures and work instructions (Dutch only);
• ask questions to the Educational Office, preferably the key-user.

Study advisors/-counsellors can

• consult the material from the course in OSIRIS Instructor/Counsellor (Dutch only);
• consult the administrative procedures and work instructions (Dutch only);
• ask questions to the Educational Office, preferably the key-user.

Back office employees can

• consult course material;
• consult the administrative procedures and work instructions (Dutch only);
• contact the key-user.

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General student questions

What is OSIRIS Student?

OSIRIS Student is the module of OSIRIS where you as a student can enrol for modules/courses and minors, view notes from your study advisor and view your latest results and study progress.

Furthermore, you can view information about the courses you are taking and view your test schedule.

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What is the OSIRIS Course Catalogue?

In the OSIRIS Course Catologue you can search for information about courses (e.g. course content, the credits rewarded, the language of instruction, the lecturers, required materials, etc.). You can also find information about minors (e.g. again content, language of instruction, starting date, contact person).

Osiris Course Catalogue has several search possibilities. The most accurate method to search is the course code, this unique code is ascribed to any course as an identification code.

Osiris Course Catalogue can be accessed without logging in, but the module can also be accessed in OSIRIS Student.

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Where can I find course information?

Course information can be found in the OSIRIS Course Catalogue.

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Where can I find information about the minor programmes?

In the OSIRIS Course Catalogue you can search for information about minor programmes. With this module you can view the basic information for all the minors (e.g. content, language of instruction, starting moment, contact person) that are open for enrolment or currently being taught.

More extensive information about minors can be found on the minor website.

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Where can I find information about internships and theses?

Information about internships and theses cannot be found in OSIRIS, but is registered in Mobility Online. The system contains a few forms and consulting possibilities for students. Furthermore, it is used by internship and thesis coordinators as well as the BOZ’s (Bureaus Onderwijszaken).

More information on internships and theses can be found on the website of your study programme, or you can contact Student Services.

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Student questions: enrolment and supervision

What is a study programme and how can I see in which I am enrolled?

A study programme is the curriculum of a student, a set of courses to follow to complete a degree. Each student is linked to one or more study programmes. The study programmes of a student can be checked through the study progress review.on the Personal details tab in OSIRIS Student you can find the study programme in which you are enrolled.

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What do I have to register for in OSIRIS?

You have to register in OSIRIS for the module/courses you want to take. When you register for a module or course in OSIRIS, you automatically register for all instructional modes of that module or course too, as well as for the first possibility/possibilities to take the test(s) for that module or course. Therefore you don’t have to register for anything else after registering for the course itself.

If you want to take a resit of a test but you do not want to follow the course itself again, you can register separately for that test in OSIRIS.

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How can I register in OSIRIS?

Registration in OSIRIS is done through the ‘Register’ tab in OSIRIS Student. When registering for a course you can either register for courses that are part of your study or minor programme or for courses that are part of neither of those.

More information about how to register for a course can be found on ‘Educational applications UT – information for new students’.

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Where can I find my Binding recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA)?

All bachelor programmes at the University of Twente have a Binding recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA). For this recommendation, two prerecommendations are given during the academic year, and one final recommendation at the end of the academic year. If this final recommendation is negative, it is binding, unless an appeal is filed and met by the programme board.

The recommendations can be found in OSIRIS Student in the ‘Binding advice’ section on the ‘Progress’ tab.

More information on the regulations for the Binding recommendations can found here: http://www.utwente.nl/ces/studentenbegeleiding/en/regulations/bsa/.

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Student questions: results and study progress

How are the final results for modules/courses determined?

The final result for a module in the Twente Educational Model (TOM) is built up out of several test results. These “test results” are the final results of the module parts, such as the different educational parts and the project. The final result for the module always has to be at least a six, and furthermore there can be additional requirements for the separate test results that can differ per study programme. More information on this can be found in the documentation for your study programme (EER).

Courses that are not in the TOM can made up out of several distinct parts.

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Where can I view my results?

The test results can be found in the tab ‘Results’ in OSIRIS Student. The exam results can be viewed by downloading the ‘Study progress review’ from the ‘Progress’ tab.

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Employee questions

What is OSIRIS Lecturer/Supervisor?

OSIRIS Lecturer/Supervisor is the module used at the moment by study advisors, education coordinators and internship coordinators. In this module they can consult student and progress data, and register and consult agreements with and notes about students. It is possible to choose who can access agreements and notes. OSIRIS Lecturer/Supervisor also has possibilities for creating files with student data and various summaries.

Instructors do not have access to OSIRIS Lecturer/Supervisor at the moment.

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What is OSIRIS Backoffice?

OSIRIS Backoffice is the module of OSIRIS where educational support employees are working in. Depending on the function an employee has, different modules of in the Backoffice are available.

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How should an instructor provide information about courses?

The key-users Osiris Study Progress ask instructors for information about their courses periodically in order to update the OSIRIS Course Catalogue. There is a standard template for providing course information, distributed by the key-users Osiris Study Progress .

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How are test results entered?

Instructors hand over test results on lists to the Exam Office. The Exam Office then registers these grades in OSIRIS. The Exam Office enters the results for the courses offered by the faculty.

Results for multiple choice tests graded automatically by TENTAM can be read in in OSIRIS using an Excel file.

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How can I register notes from conversations with students?

Study advisors can register notes in the OSIRIS Lecturer/Supervisor module, for example notes from a discussion with a student. The study advisor can indicate for privacy reasons whether or not certain colleagues can read these notes. The study adviser can also make these notes visible for the student concerned.

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