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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.

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.

IT Restructuring

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.

Information Security Compliance

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.