Here are some of the major projects that ITS is currently working on:
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.
The team continues to focus on preparations for testing which we expect to start in early April. A test strategy was initially discussed with the team on March 9 and will be finalized soon. ITS staff is continuing to prepare to begin custom form transformations. A sneak peek of the new look and feel was recently shared with Banner users and presentations have been given to a number of administrative units across campus.
To improve communication with prospective students, ITS is working with the Office of Admission to implement the customer relationship management (CRM) system, Slate. This tool will help admission counselors better communicate with prospective students and their families.
We have finished development on the Slate to Banner parent data integration. We are now in testing and hope to transfer to production in early April.
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).
After some initial setbacks with design and functionality, we have a new design for the landing pages and links sections. Additionally, we have decided where users land once they hit myDrake. Work is also continuing on the capability to pass sign in credentials from myDrake to linked applications.
Learn more about the myDrake project by reviewing the myDrake FAQs.
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.
|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||Starting|
|School of Education||3/19/18||Initial Steps|
|College of Arts & Sciences||3/19/18||Initial Steps|
|Cowles Library||3/19/18||4% complete|
|College of Business & Public Administration||4/20/18|
|Law School||4/30/18||Initial Steps|
|Office of Admission||5/1/18|
|3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society)||6/11/18|
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.
Kickoff meetings with Starfish were held for both the full project team and the technical team. We'll begin regular meetings with Starfish next week to get training and setup, configuration, and data work moving.
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