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Major IT Initiatives

OHIO IT manages many projects that help Ohio University toward its goal of digital transformation. This page lists major initiatives of broad interest to the University community that aim to improve processes, student learning outcomes, teaching environments, and the campus as a whole. 

Current Initiatives



Initiative Summary

Go OHIO, the official app of Ohio University, is a web and mobile app that is designed to connect students to their OHIO experience, meet students where they are, and provide digital access to key services, important contacts, support, and information that help students succeed. The University-level initiative aligns with the presidential priority to continue improving the student experience and student success and is supported by OIT and cross-functional partners across OHIO.

Initiative Sponsor Product Governance Board

Go OHIO Site


Learning Management System Implementation Project

Project Summary

Canvas has been selected as the next vendor for Ohio University’s learning management system (LMS) following a comprehensive evaluation process that included input from students, faculty and staff across each of OHIO’s campuses. Over the next several years, all OHIO courses will transition from Blackboard Learn to Canvas.

Project Sponsor Eszti Major-Rohrer

LMS Implementation Project Site

Course Evaluations - Blue Implementation

Project Summary Blue, provided by Explorance, Inc., will replace Class Climate as OHIO’s preferred course evaluation tool. Blue is expected to improve the security and transparency of the course evaluation process, as well as enhance the user experience for both students and faculty. The selection of Blue was completed during the Survey Technologies Evaluation Project.
Project Sponsor Eszti Major-Rohrer

Learn more about Blue


Blackboard Integration Updates

Project Summary Updates to Blackboard will occur between semesters through December 2023, as vendors replace outdated technology for publisher content and add-ons. Some changes will require instructors to rebuild course content or update links. The changes are spaced over a period of 18 months (May 2022 - December 2023) to minimize disruption and reduce the amount of content instructors need to rebuild at one time.
Project Sponsor Eszti Major-Rohrer

Blackboard Integration Updates Site


Power Platform Citizen Developer Community

Project Summary OIT is exploring the creation of a citizen developer community that will empower faculty and staff to develop their own low-code web applications using Microsoft’s Power Platform. The Power Platform consists of Power Automate and Power Apps. 
Project Sponsor Tim Kresse

Citizen Developer Community Site


Classroom Improvement Initiative

Project Summary The Classroom Improvement Initiative is an ongoing partnership with the Classroom Taskforce to reconfigure classroom technologies in all centrally managed OHIO learning spaces. The goal is to enhance the teaching and learning mission of the University by engaging today’s learner and planning for the future OHIO student. Upgrades include new computers, height-adjustable lecterns, external speakers, and flat screen displays or projectors with wireless display capabilities.
Project Sponsor Papa Owusu-Kwarteng

Classroom Improvement Initiative Site


Student Response System Evaluation Project

Project Summary OIT launched a request for proposal (RFP) to evaluate the Student Response System and select a technology that aligns with the University’s needs. With support from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, OIT will engage students, faculty, and staff to clarify their needs and wants for the preferred Student Response System for OHIO. The desired outcome for this project is to establish whether the University should migrate to a new platform or continue with Top Hat.
Project Sponsor Eszti Major-Rohrer

Student Response System Evaluation Project Site


Attendance Tracking System Evaluation Project

Project Summary The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has initiated a request for proposal (RFP) to assess the attendance tracking system in use at the University and choose a technology that meets the University's requirements. OIT will work with students, faculty, and staff with the assistance of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to determine their needs and preferences for the attendance tracking system at OHIO. The desired outcome for this project is to establish whether the University should migrate to a new platform or continue with Top Hat.
Project Sponsor Eszti Major-Rohrer

Attendance Tracking System Project Site