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Projects

Below is a listing of active large-scale projects which are taking place within each group of ITS. These projects are determined as part of goal setting each year in support of Univerisity goals.  ITS also has a set of initiatives for the entire department. See the full listing of the ITS initiatives, please click here.

Academic Computing

  • Moodle Upgrade
    • Project Team: Jason Simms (lead), Dan Schnaidt, Miriam Cope, Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret

      Project Description: Upgrade Moodle to version 2.6.3

      Project Timeline: August 2014

      Supporting University Goal:  Invest in technology to support and inspire academic innovation

  • Classroom Upgrades
    • Project Team: Heric Flores (lead), Brent Morgan, Rob Christensen

      Project Description: Upgrade classrooms  (see details here)

      Project Timeline: May 2014-August 2014

      Supporting University Goal:  Invest in technology to support and inspire academic innovation

  • Kalliope Language Instruction Quizzing Environment
    • Project Team: Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret, Kirby Hawkes, Jolee West

      Project Description: Major re-write of Kalliope (http://learningobjects.wesleyan.edu/kalliope/) to integrate with Moodle

      Project Timeline: Fall 2013-Summer 2014

        Invest in technology to support and inspire academic innovation

Administrative Systems

  • Undergraduate Admission & Graduate Student Services Slate to PeopleSoft Bridge
    • Project Team: Rich Langer, Steve Machuga

      Project Description: Bridge Matriculated Undergraduate and Graduate Students from the Slate Admission System to PeopleSoft and enroll them as Students. Bridge the likely to be accepted transfer undergraduates applicants from Slate to PeopleSoft for credit articulation by the Registrar’s Office.

      Project Timeline: February 15, 2014 - June 1, 2014

      Supporting University Goal:

  • Docfinity Implementation and Dean’s Digital Files
    • Project Team: Annette Howard and Rich Langer

      Project Description: Implement Docfinity Enterprise Content Management and Dean’s Office Digital Folders

      Project Timeline: 1/15/2014 - 9/15/2014

      Supporting University Goal:

  • Master Calendar Implementation (With EMS Upgrade)
    • Project Team: Jane Jylkka, Karen Murphy, Charlotte Bowden, Melissa Datre, Pat Leone, Bill Holder

      Project Description: We will be replacing our current in-house calendar with the EMS Master calendar with an goal of increasing reliability, integration of all calendars and having a clean reliable code line. The exact timeline needs to be developed as we move forward.

      Project Timeline: Phase I 4/24/2014-TBD

      Supporting University Goal:

  • BlackBoard Analytics Proof of Concept Project
    • Project Team: Tom DiMauro, Michael Whitcomb, John Gudvangen, Scott Houser, Steve Machuga, David Baird,

      Project Description: This is a proof-of-concept project to demonstrate the viability of Blackboard Analytics to pull together data from PeopleSoft, Slate Admission System and PowerFaids.

      Project Timeline: July 1, 2014 - TBD

      Supporting University Goal:

  • Cloud Based (IOTA) Teaching Evaluations
    • Project Team: Rich Langer, Sheryl Culotta, Michael Whitcomb, Paul Turenne

      Project Description: Three Semester pilot to move Teaching Evaluations from PeopleSoft to IOTA cloud based evaluations enhanced with faculty supplied custom questions and enhanced reporting.

      Project Timeline: Sept 1, 2013 - January 1, 2015

      Supporting University Goal:

  • WFS Upgrade
    • Project Team: Barbara Spadaccini, Ravi Patil, Tom DiMauro, SmartERP (our original implementation partner)

      Project Description: Upgrade and Enhancement of Wesleyan Financial System to stay of supported versions of PeopleSoft, enhance the usability of the WFS and decrease our dependence of SmartERP.

      Project Timeline: June 1, 2014 - January 1, 2016

      Supporting University Goal:

Auxiliary Services

  • Projects Coming Soon

New Media Lab

  • Brightcove Video Cloud Implementation
    • Project Team: Allynn Wilkinson

      Project Description: Create a university-wide storage and management system to store and deliver all public-facing Wesleyan video content. This system will allow for easy sharing of video content on the web and social media and it provides a more complete way to track the viewership and success of the 300+ video programs created annually for the university. This data will determine resource allocation, asset inventory and allow us to hone our video programming to more focused audiences around the world.

      Project Timeline: July 15, 2013 - January 15, 2014

      Supporting University Goal:

  • University Homepage Redesign and Responsive Development
    • Project Team: Melissa Datre

      Project Description: Create a university-wide storage and management system to store and deliver all public-facing Wesleyan video content. This system will allow for easy sharing of video content on the web and social media and it provides a more complete way to track the viewership and success of the 300+ video programs created annually for the university.

      Project Timeline: July 2013 - March 2014 (design) April 2014 - October 2014 (development)

      Supporting University Goal:

User Services/Technical Support Services

  • Service Now
    • Project Team: Karen Warren

      Project Description: Implement new asset management and incident tracking system. This system also encompasses all aspects of IT Service Management and will be implemented over multiple years. Other facets include tracking of assets, problem management, and capital replacement cycle management.

      Project Timeline: Phase 1 - Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

      Supporting University Goal:

  • Enterprise Wireless LAN
    • Project Team: Karen Warren

      Project Description: Upgrade campus-wide wireless system. Expand coverage areas and upgrade connectivity to utilize enhanced network backbone.

      Project Timeline: Summer - Fall 2014 * Note this depends entirely on funding options and ability to execute entire project. We may pursue a phased implementation.

      Supporting University Goal: