Updates from
the Associate Vice President for IT and CIO

Updates from the Associate Vice President for IT and CIO are published once a month during the academic year and highlight noteworthy initiatives, projects, and milestones throughout UChicago IT.

 

August 2018

In this update:

– New software identifies user performance issues on the network
– Faculty, students, and staff enhance personal and University security
– Launching One Button Studio for Autumn Quarter 2018

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May 2018

In this update:

– Drupal vulnerabilities patched by quick actions from IT Services staff
– Voice communications enhancements offer lifesaving accessibility
– Tableau allows users to visualize and conceptualize data clearly
– Cobb Hall upgrades AV in 28 classrooms this summer

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April 2018

In this update:

– Faculty and IT Partner through App Challenge
– Canvas Day event focuses on faculty successes in teaching and learning with technology
– UChicago gains insight through Microsoft Data Center tour
– Significant process improvements lead to faster computer deployments
– Changes to CNetID claim process reduces University risk
– VoIP upgrade enhances capabilities and improves availability

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March 2018

In this update:

– Identity assurance pilot starting in March
– Microsoft’s Vice President of Worldwide Education discusses digital transformation
– Monitoring unit expenses made easier
– Amazon Web Services holds first campus day
– Student Information Analytics system receives enhancements

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February 2018

In this update:

– Audio and video upgrades enhance classrooms for instructors
– Alexa integrated into an app to assist elderly caregivers
– App created for incident reporting to help staff with lab safety
– Reducing the frequency and duration of service outages
– IT Services demonstrates ability to prototype ideas

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January 2018

In this update:

– Successful start on Canvas for Autumn Quarter 2017
– Another set of milestones reached for the Next Generation Network
– The future of call centers is Finesse

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October 2017

In this update:

– Mitigating risk for UChicago IT data centers and end user devices
– Developing University IT staff to better leverage cloud services
– NSF requirements and increased performance for the campus research network
– University of Chicago Accident and Incident Reporting (UCAIR) is now accessible on the web

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September 2017

In this update:

– Helping the SLATE grant to be part of a new national research platform
– Canvas adoption is strong for autumn 2017
– New student reporting on teaching and courses
– New online information security resources available for faculty, students, and staff
– Upgraded technology in classrooms for Autumn Quarter

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May 2017

In this update:

– Saving faculty time supporting students in undergraduate statistics
– Clinical telephone service gets an overhaul to prepare for future expansion
– Security concerns addressed for International Association for Tibetan Studies annual seminar in France
– New document management capabilities available
– Experience Canvas Day provides useful information and builds confidence among instructors

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April 2017

In this update:

– Online add/drop for Spring Quarter
– Refreshed encryption that protects CNet passwords
– IT Rationalization wraps phase one, moves into phase two
– Canvas migration update
– Improving the customer experience for call centers

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