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Current Major Projects

Please visit the IT Projects Portfolio in Google Sheets for a listing of all IT projects. Using commands in the Data menu, viewers are able to sort the list of projects or filter the sheet to see just a subset of projects. This will not change the sheet for other viewers.

Authentication Security Policy

UW System is requiring all UW schools to comply with the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) information security standards. This includes authentication security policy which will require new standards for password complexity and requires password reset every 180 days. This project will focus on those two goals first. Other requirements for stricter controls for access to sensitive data, such as dual factor authentication, will be added later.

Digital Learning Environment (DLE)

The Desire2Learn (D2L) contract is approaching its expiration date for the entire UW System, requiring us to review our options through an official procurement process. This process recommended purchase of a new Digital Learning Environment, Canvas. The Board of Regents approved this recommendation and the contract with Instructure, developers of Canvas, has been signed. This project will assist with the development of the new system and migration from D2L to Canvas.

PeopleSoft SIS 9.2 Upgrade

While updates to the PeopleSoft system happen regularly, this is a major version upgrade, which will add functionality to the Student Information System (SIS). Along with this major database and application upgrade, UW Oshkosh is taking the opportunity to update it’s SIS infrastructure from the original system installed over 10 years ago to a new operating system and database.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a more robust, modern telephone communication system that will deliver voice and video communications to campus offices over the Internet. The VoIP project will complete phase 1 of 3 by July 12. VoIP phone deliveries and building network upgrades for phases 2 and 3 will continue through September 2017. See the Cut Over List for additional details on when your building or office will be receiving service.