Through consulting, managing and monitoring selected projects, we facilitate progress in order to meet our customers' expectations for project scope, costs, schedule and final deliverables. For help or general inquiries, please contact Urmi Roy.
Below is a list of the major projects being worked on by ICIT. Projects have been selected because they are either of interest to the campus or will have a significant impact on the university community. This list represents only a portion of the active projects.
Effective July 1st, 2018, the UW System merged UW Colleges' 13 two-year campuses with the UW System's four-year comprehensive and research universities. Per the restructure, UW-Rock County has become part of UW-Whitewater, going by the name, UW-Whitewater at Rock County.
The objectives of this restructuring include:
As part of this system-wide restructure, ICIT has several projects and initiatives in development designed to help UW-Rock County students, faculty and staff transition into the UW-Whitewater ecosystem. The goal of these initiatives is to provide organizational effectiveness through reliable technology & customer-focused service. This means creating a consistent experience for all UW-Whitewater at Rock County students, faculty and staff.
Current initiatives include (but not limited to):
ICIT will continue to provide high-quality support and customer service throughout the restructuring process. The goal is to complete the restructure transition by summer 2019.
In the Spring of 2018, ICIT and UW-Whitewater launched a partnership with Involvio. Involvio is a mobile application designed to aid students with regards to campus resources, local events, calendars and academic success. The goal of the project is to help students become more organized and involved with the UW-W community, make campus resources readily available and create a student success network. Involvio will be able to leverage numerous campus resources and integrations including the Canvas Learning Management System, campus calendars, student organizations and Webex. Involvio will help students stay more organized and aid in their overall success at UW-Whitewater.
The official UW-Whitewater App is now live and being piloted by several learning communites on campus.
Additional functionality will continue to be added to the UW-Whitewater App including; an event check-in function, attendance tracking and one-touch video for virtual office hours. The UW-Whitewater App will have a planned, campus-wide rollout in the Fall of 2019.
In the Fall of 2019, the UW-Whitewater app was officailly rolled out. The rollout began with SOAR sessions during the Summer and was implemented during the Warhawk Welcome Week at the beginning of the semester. The UW-W app will continue to be used for larger events such as Homecoming.
In the Fall of 2018, ICIT began work on The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Project. Fluid User interface is a tile-oriented design that will significantly enhance the "classic" experience of PeopleSoft. Fluid pages will scale gracefully from large-screen devices such as laptops and desktops down to the reduced viewing space of tablets and smartphones without code modification.
The information presentation and layout is adjusted dynamically to conform to the dimensions of the user's device. The Fluid User Interface design approach gives developers just this type of control over the user experience. This new technology moves away from pixel-perfect page layout and provides greater flexibility with the improved use of cascading style sheets (CSS3) and HTML5.
The goals of this project are to provide an enhanced rebuilding experience for all PeopleSoft users including applicants, students, instructors, advisors and staff. Additionally, the fluid interface will allow for new branding integrations and provide a smoother and more user-friendly experience while working in PeopleSoft.
The WINS fluid interface was successfully transitioned on October 1st, 2019.
In the Fall of 2017 ICIT transitioned from the print management client Pharos to PaperCut. The initial rollout of PaperCut focused on student-facing printing in all general access labs. PaperCut is a simplified printing solution that provides a wide variety of reports including environmental impact and user print data. PaperCut has provided a stable print management system and has cleaned up older issues left by Pharos.
The transition of PaperCut to the student print management software was completed in the Summer of 2017.
The next step will be to transition the faculty print management software from iPrint to PaperCut. The implementation is planned for Summer 2018. www.uww.edu/icit/services/printing-students#tab_Description
In the fall of 2017, ICIT introduced Citrix Virtualized Applications. Citrix is a tool that provides easy access to virtual applications across campus. These applications can be accessed from anywhere and they eliminate the need to download an entire virtual desktop. Citrix provides a streamlined process for instructors and students to access course software during class time without the need of a physical lab. Students and instructors can access the virtual library of apps from their own computers for easy and seamless collaboration. To get started, please go to: https://www.uww.edu/icit/services/virtual-lab
Over the Summer of 2019, several Adobe Creative Cloud apps were added to the virtual app suite. These include: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign and Illustrator. Additional apps will be added as the needs arise.
The goal of this project is to successfully transition from UWW's current Learning Management System (LMS) Desire2Learn, to Canvas. The Canvas LMS is an online learning platform used to deliver online courses and enhance traditional, face-to-face, and hybrid/blended courses. Canvas will provide "anytime, anywhere" access to course materials, such as syllabi, readings, and multi-media files, as well as course tools such as electronic drop boxes, ePortfolios, online quizzes, and grades. The current timeline for the transition points to Fall 2018 as the earliest opportunity to migrate courses to Canvas. For more info, please visit the Canvas Transition Portal.