Jun 162014

Active projects for the summer 2014

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The following are the major projects for the summer that we’re involved in or leading. These do not include regular maintenance of systems or support for enhancements to the current environment.

Teaching & Learning

  • Add plagiarism detection software to Blackboard
    • Requested by A&S and Learning Center
    • Activate Blackboard Mobile Learn
      • Currently available to students and faculty where they pay for use
      • Upgrade Blackboard Learn to SP14 and develop and provide training tools
      • Develop and Implement Learning and Innovations Technologies Online Resource Center


  • Web redesign to support new brand and enhance admissions print material
    • Home
    • Admissions
    • Student Services
    • Academic Landing Page
    • Career Services
    • Student Life
    • About Wentworth
    • Why Wentworth
    • Institutional Advancement/Alumni
    • Study abroad
    • Construction Management

Collaboration & Sharing

  • Administrative document storage and delivery
  • Office 365 (Technology Services first and then key stakeholders)
  • Campus Events Calendar

Digital Communications

  • Expand the digital signage on campus and improve content
  • Video storage and delivery platform to support the delivery of copyrighted videos for teaching/learning along with creating a area to store institutional videos
  • Classroom response system (clickers)
  • Redesign Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Video Production

  • Altschuler Lab promo video using students that used the lab this summer
  • Gelfand Lab
  • Deans and Chairs introduction colleges and programs
    • President’s welcome back


  • 525 Huntington Ave. network and data installation
  • Gelfand
  • Classrooms
  • Administrative offices renovations


  • Analytics dashboards for reporting out of the data warehouse
  • Complete the final changes for “I Am Here.”
  • Front Rush – Athletic recruiting tool (ultimately tied to Banner and Admissions)
  • Student Learning Center Online scheduling management system
  • Wentworth Mobile
  • E-Payment Plan

Academic Administrative

  • Student Retention CRM
  • CRM for Admissions – Phase 1
  • CRM for CPCE – Phase 2
  • Faculty Advising system
  • Symplicity Community – Replace OrgSync and integrate with Banner

Network and Infrastructure

  • ¼ of the network equipment upgrade
  • ¼ of the classroom technologies and A/V equipment upgrade
  • ID Card access upgrade and migration to proximity (support for proximity and swipe)
  • Replace old iMac computers in Library with 27displays to enable students to connect their laptops
  • Add 27” displays in the print lab to enable students to see their work before printing
  • Space and power permitting, add color-plotting support in the print lab (this may need to wait till the print lab moves to Annex).
  • Expand 3D printing shopping cart to support printers outside design and architecture.
  • Complete COFAN 2.0 to increase Internet bandwidth
  • Update cable TV wiring in Edwards and Rogers

IT Security

  • Data Management & Classification Policy
  • InfoSecurity Training
  • Phishing Training

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