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Here are some of the major projects that ITS is currently working on:

Banner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Upgrade

ITS is working with the campus community to upgrade our existing ERP system, Banner. This is necessary to keep the Banner application up to date. As of December 31, 2018, our current Banner version will no longer be supported.

Both testing and development of custom forms are underway. The target date for finishing custom forms is the end of the month. The team is currently working on the a strategy for rollout and training across campus and is beginning to prepare training materials.

myDrake Portal (blueView replacement)

Ellucian’s Luminis Portal, the technology currently used to support blueView, is at the end of its life. ITS is partnering with University Communications to build a new portal experience with features from the Office 365 platform, which is currently used for online email access (Outlook).

We are getting closer to launching myDrake and some pieces have already started moving to production in preparation. Office 365 began using the new Ethos log in page. Updates are happening to the waffle menu and top navigation to make myDrake easier to get to from other applications.

Learn more about the myDrake project by reviewing the myDrake FAQs.

Microsoft OneDrive Central Storage Implementation

ITS is implementing Microsoft’s OneDrive storage solution in order to streamline document storage for campus. With OneDrive in place, faculty, staff, and students will have easy access to storage for both individual and collaborative needs.

ITS staff initially piloted the use of OneDrive before beginning to roll it out to campus.

Below is the tentative schedule for campus-wide deployment. Dates may change as the schedule progresses.

Area/Department Start Date
ITS 10/27/17 76% complete
International Center 11/13/17 50% complete
Robert D. and Billie Ray Center 11/13/17 Complete
University Advancement 11/20/17 92% complete
Harkin Institute 11/27/17 80% complete
Old Main 12/11/17 67% complete
Olmsted Center 2/12/18 70% complete
Student Financial Planning 2/12/18 Complete
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 2/19/18 48% complete
School of Journalism and Mass Communication 3/19/18 6% complete
School of Education 3/19/18 1% complete
College of Arts & Sciences 3/19/18 8% complete
Cowles Library 3/19/18 4% complete
College of Business & Public Administration 4/20/18 8% complete
Law School 4/30/18 7% complete
Facilities 6/11/18  
Office of Admission 6/11/18  
Public Safety 6/11/18  
Athletics 6/11/18  
3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society) 6/11/18  


Student Success Software (Starfish) Implementation

The goal of this project is to implement Starfish, a system to support the university in its efforts to increase retention through early intervention and advising. Today, these efforts are primarily managed manually within college offices, or using the Symplicity CARE system. The adoption of Starfish transforms these manual processes into an automated solution.

Planned training sessions with Starfish are complete. System configuration work is in progress with a majority of the set up work completed. Work continues on process flows with minor adjustments occurring based on feedback from our Starfish partners. We are beginning to work on email message templates that will be sent automatically based on process flows. We are beginning to prepare for testing and will next be identifying test cases and scenarios.

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