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.
This project remains on track. The current focus is on training and rollout. Finance and Student Accounts will be holding training this month as they would like to start using Banner 9 sooner. Planning for phase 2 of the project has already begun.
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).
myDrake has launched at my.drake.edu. We are continuing to look at any tickets and input coming in and making small adjustments as needed. We will have additional communication coming out closer to and around the beginning of Fall semester. The team working on the new Admitted Student Page in Slate has begun meeting and has begun planning.
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||6% complete|
|School of Education||3/19/18||5% complete|
|College of Arts & Sciences||3/19/18||13% 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|
|Office of Admission||6/11/18||In Progress|
|Public Safety||6/11/18||In Progress|
|3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society)||6/11/18||In Progress|
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.
This project remains on track for an August 27th go live. Work continues to prepare the production environment for go live with a few tasks remaining. Training continues with a session for CAAD members next week. Faculty training is in final stages of preparation and will take place over the next few weeks. Upcoming campus communications are planned. Finally, we are working with Campus Relations to make sure they have awareness as this goes live.
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