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.
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.
On Nov. 9, 2017, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a proposal to join the UW College campuses with the University system. Pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the plan calls for UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley and UW Oshkosh to join as one university. Leadership, staff, faculty and students at all three campuses have begun working to implement the realignment with an effective date of July 1, 2018. Information Technology is one of eight teams working on this project.
UW System has provided all UW campuses with five Administrative Policies and three Procedures on Information Security. These policies and procedures are mandatory for all UW campuses. During the Spring semester IT completed the Authentication procedures regarding password requirements for the university NetID account. As part of the Legislative Bureau audit, several small projects were identified for IT to work on. The projects are listed below in priority order. Additional projects may be required based on the new UW System two-year Info Security plan.
In coordination with UW System’s Information Security policies, we will be implementing multi-factor authentication to protect systems that contain highly sensitive information. Multi-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security to your account by requiring “something you have” to authenticate your access to the system, as well as “something you know,” your password. The product selected for this project is called Duo. The initial phase of the project will focus on users accessing Titan Web, Image Now, and Canvas.
In an effort to better collaborate with other UW System Campuses, and to address a few minor security issues, UW Oshkosh will be transitioning the existing email and calendar environment from Google Apps for Education (aka TitanApps) to the Microsoft Office 365/Outlook platform. This transition will take place during the Summer of 2019 and will be fully transitioned and operational by the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. The existing email, calendar, and contacts from current Google accounts will be moved to the new Office 365 account. An announcement will be made before any data is migrated and instructions will be available to help navigate the system. Access to all existing data in Google accounts (including Drive) will still be available after the transition has been completed.