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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


Canvas: 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

Canvas LMS Implementation Site


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


Blue: Course Evaluation Tool 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

Blue Course Evaluation Implementation Site


Plagiarism Detection Tool Evaluation Project

Project SummaryA teaching and learning technology evaluation project (Request for Proposal) is launching to review the needs of our academic programs, faculty, and students for plagiarism detection. The University has been leveraging Turnitin as its primary plagiarism detection tool and Blackboard also offered SafeAssign as a solution.
Project SponsorEszti Major-Rohrer

Plagiarism Detection Tool RFP Site

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