Technology looks forward to an exciting year and strives to make your
interactions with university services uncomplicated and straightforward. As an
organization, we aspire to avoid overly complex technologies that are difficult
to access, while making sure our students, faculty, and staff are richly
empowered with the right digital materials.
Recently, IT unveiled a
new portal to university services. This new portal provides the quickest access
to many IT resources without the burden of searching across the web to find the
particular service you need. We hope the portal will be a more direct path
to getting answers quickly.
One of Information
Technology’s highest priorities is streamlining services to making your digital
life simpler. In the summer, the university will retire several outdated
systems to focus resources on newer technologies that better serve the
university missions. By sunsetting Web GradeBook, InQsit, and scan sheet
testing, we aim to help the campus select more pervasive and efficient
technology tools to carry out the learning mission.
In addition, we are
happy to announce the expansion of our digital textbook initiative. We have
been working with various campus business units to make it easier for students
to identify course sections with a digital textbook option. The digital
textbook initiative was undertaken to provide students the choice of using
lower cost e-texts.
There is so much more happening in Information Technology. I encourage you to visit the IT website to stay informed and learn about new opportunities and discoveries as they become available.