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Our Projects

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.

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.

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).

myDrake has launched at 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.

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 78% 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 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
Facilities 6/11/18 In Progress
Office of Admission 6/11/18 In Progress
Public Safety 6/11/18 In Progress
Athletics 6/11/18 In Progress
3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society) 6/11/18 In Progress

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.

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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