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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

 

Go OHIO

Initiative SummaryGo 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 SponsorProduct Governance Board

Go OHIO Site

 

Learning Management System Implementation Project

Project SummaryCanvas 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 SponsorEszti Major-Rohrer

LMS Implementation Project Site

Course Evaluations - Blue Implementation

Project SummaryBlue, 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 SponsorEszti Major-Rohrer

Learn more about Blue

 

Cayuse: Electronic Research Administration Software Implementation Project

Project SummaryThe Office of Information Technology (OIT) is collaborating with the Division of Research and the Department of Finance to introduce Cayuse, a new electronic research administration software for OHIO. As part of this transition, the existing system, LEO, will be gradually phased out over the next few years. The functions currently handled by LEO will be replaced by the modules integrated within Cayuse.
Project SponsorChad Burkett

OHIO's Cayuse Implementation Site

Blackboard Integration Updates

Project SummaryUpdates 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 SponsorEszti Major-Rohrer

Blackboard Integration Updates Site

 

Power Platform Citizen Developer Community

Project SummaryOIT 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 SponsorTim Kresse

Citizen Developer Community Site

 

Student Response System Evaluation Project

Project SummaryOIT 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 SponsorEszti Major-Rohrer

Student Response System Evaluation Project Site

 

Attendance Tracking System Evaluation Project

Project SummaryThe 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 SponsorEszti Major-Rohrer

Attendance Tracking System Project Site