Queen's Online

Accessing Queen's Online

Once students have registered for modules within Qsis (the student information system), their registered modules will automatically appear with Queen’s Online. To log into Queen’s Online, students require their student number and their University password.

All staff must also register for modules via Qsis to be able to access them within Queen’s Online. This registration process is carried out by administrative staff within a School, so please contact your School Office for more information. To log into Queen’s Online, staff require their staff number (ads\staff number) and their University password.

QOL Courses

Before the start of each semester Information Services and the Centre of Educational Development provide an introductory course in Queen's Online. It is highly recommended that new staff attend this course. The course is normally delivered in September and January and is available to book via the Training Courses application (iTrent) in Queen's Online.

Issues regarding Learning and Teaching

There are issues and legal requirements to be considered when using Queen's Online for Learning and Teaching which are introduced below:

Data Protection Legislation

The Data Protection Act applies to the use of personal data which is being processed by computer. The information presented by the Queen's Online for Learning and Teaching tracking facility on student activity online is considered as personal data. It is advisable to inform the students that you will be tracking their use of Queen's Online for Learning and Teaching. The JISC Data Protection code of practice provides information on the effect of data protection legislation on the higher education sector and contains guidance on the general issues and principles of data protection. For further information on the legislation and responsibilities of teaching staff, go to the University's Data Protection Act webpages.


When you use pages from the Internet in your learning and teaching resources or compile you own files of scanned material you must be aware of the legislation governing the use of these third party materials. There are different copyright rules applying to printed materials and to electronic materials.

Further information from Jisc Digital Media has a selection of guides on creating, finding, managing, digitizing and, delivering and using materials.  Some particular ones include:

The Copyright Licensing Agency has a section on copyright in Higher Education on its website.

Advice is also available on Intellectual Property Rights from Research and Regional services within the University.