Enterprise Information Services

Data Management Services

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is a web-based Business Intelligence tool that provides a full range of reporting and analytics capabilities

File Sharing (Box.com)

Box.com file sharing service is available to all Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff free of charge.


DotCIO has obtained enterprise licensing for Gradescope, an online grading platform which can be used to grade paper-based, digital and code assignments.

Learning Management System (Blackboard)

Rensselaer's Learning Management System allows professors, TAs and other instructors to set up and manage the online course materials that are available to their students.

Polling and Survey Tool (Qualtrics)

In response to a rapidly increasing number of requests to survey the Rensselaer community, the Institute has adopted a survey procedure designed to manage requests to survey Rensselaer students, faculty, staff, parents, and/or alumni.

Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN)

Each member of the campus community has their own unique nine-digit Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN) that is required to access Rensselaer's Self-Service system.

Rensselaer Self-Service

Access to Rensselaer Self-Service requires a Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN) and password to log into the system.

  • Students can register for classes, check registration status, add or drop classes, view weekly schedules and grades, request transcripts, and obtain a parking permit.
  • Faculty and staff can submit payroll time sheets, obtain a parking permit, and access pay information, benefits, and PTO leave balances and history.

Room Reservations

All recognized Rensselaer faculty, staff and students can use the Rensselaer Room Reservations system to reserve a meeting space on campus.  The system's website also offers lists of helpful campus and event-planning resources.

Webex and LMS (Blackboard)

Blackboard, Rensselaer's campus Learning Management System, or LMS, now has Webex integration which not only allows students to work in Webex "teams," but gives instructors a chance to host virtual meetings and conduct online office hours.

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