Office of the Chief Information Officer
The Office of the CIO provides leadership, direction, and advocacy for information systems and information technology for the University.
|Office of the CIO - Current Projects|
This listing of projects currently underway within the CIO's area is updated weekly and provided in order to share with the campus community a snapshot of what priorities ITS staff are working toward at the present time.
|Unified Communications (UC) Project|
The Unified Communications (UC) project will see the integration of communication methods and technologies into a comprehensive system in order to provide greater functionality, efficiency, and mobility. It includes replacement of the voicemail and telephone system and a unified email system for faculty, staff, and students, In addition to these enhancements, new communication modes such as videoconferencing, WebEx, voicemail sent to email and Instant Messaging will provide users with greater ability to communicate via computer, phone, and messaging in an environment tailored to work best for each user's needs.
The UC project web presence provide additional details about the phases and the status of each: www.bgsu.edu/its/uc .
|Canvas replaces Blackboard as LMS|
A review of Learning Management System (LMS) as an Office of the Provost project with technical support being provided by Information Technology Services (ITS) has resulted in Canvas being selected for implementation as BGSU's Learning Management System (LMS).
Canvas course shells for Spring 2014 will be created during the week of December 9, 2013.
After December 29, 2013 Canvas will be used exclusively as BGSU's LMS and in order to be prepared for this date, all Blackboard users are asked to be aware that:
Further information about the project, including training opportunities, important dates, faculty guides, student guides, and support information may be found at www.bgsu.edu/canvas.
|Remote Print Service Available|
Remote Print provides users with the ability to conveniently print documents from their own devices to ITS lab locations.
Using Remote Print jobs can be sent from personal devices in on-campus locations to remote print locations. Once the user is at a remote print location they can swipe their BGSU ID or enter their BGSU username and password to unlock a listing of queued documents. The user can then select the appropriate document and print. Standard printing costs apply and documents left in the queue longer than 24 hours will be automatically removed from the list.
In order to utilize remote print the user will need to set up remote print on their device. This set up needs to occur one time - the set up is not required with each print. Additional information about the Remote Print service is available on the Print Responsibly web site.
|Academic Software Advisory Committee (ASAC)|
In order to provide support for the integration of technology into the curriculum, a program to aid colleges with the purchase of instructional software and databases has been established. The Academic Software Advisory Committee (ASAC) annually reviews requests and recommends the purchase of software that is to be used for instruction or a classroom activity. Further information about this program may be found at the ASAC web page.
Any questions regarding the ASAC program may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at 419-372-0999, email@example.com or by selecting the Live Chat button available above.