Just ran across a relatively new (July 4, 2003 — published in the UK) Beginners Guide to uPortal.Looks quite interesting and easy to read.
Authors are: Lee Chamberlain, Margaret Nah Juahkah, and Robert Sherratt of The University of Hull. The initaitive was funded under the FAIR Programme of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee.
Funny – I have been looking for something like this for a while! Whose name do I see as one of the contributors — a reformed geologist I have known for a while — Paul Browning of the University of Bristol. Cool!