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
|New MyBGSU portal to be implemented|
The new MyBGSU portal is now available for your use. To see and use it, log into MyBGSU and select the NewMyBGSU icon at the top of the page.
The current MyBGSU portal is running on an older system with outdated technologies. The new portal is being developed and put into place for deployment in 2013. Take a look at the new portal and provide us with your feedback.
Further information about the project may be found at the project website: www.bgsu.edu/portal.
|Canvas to replace Blackboard as LMS|
A review of Learning Management System (LMS) has been completed as an Office of the Provost project with technical support being provided by Information Technology Services (ITS). The review has resulted in Canvas being selected for implementation as BGSU's Learning Management System (LMS) and ePortfolio.
Further information about the project, including the implementation timeline, training opportunities, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or by selecting the Live Chat button available above.