In response to questions from UI faculty about how they can engage with the OneIT process, the OneIT Program Office updated its Faculty Engagement Opportunities guide to help faculty get involved with the OneIT process.
There are two upcoming OneIT Listening Posts, open to anyone on campus who is interested in OneIT activities or has questions.
We’ll have project leaders from the Communications & Collaboration team on hand to answer questions about the upcoming migration of faculty/staff email to Office 365. Staff from the OneIT Program Office will be available to address other questions or comments about OneIT activities.
The listening posts will take place at:
- Thursday, Aug. 6, 3:30-4:30 PM, S401 Pappajohn Business Building
- Friday, Aug. 7, 9-10 AM, 100a (Zopf Auditorium), Pharmacy Building
UI students moved to Office 365 two years ago, and have had positive feedback on the change. We’re excited to expand the service to employees, unifying everyone into the same modern user experience.
The benefits of this upgrade include:
- 50 times larger email quota (from 1 GB to 50 GB – no more deleting old messages!)
- 1TB of cloud file storage through OneDrive (current home drives are 25 GB). You can access files from anywhere, sync across all devices, and share files and folders with co-workers.
- Each employee can install the full Office Suite for FREE on up to 5 personal computers/devices
- Optional use of online Office apps (Excel, Word, Power Point, & OneNote) for easy collaboration
- Seamless integration with instant messaging, video conferencing, and online meetings
- Office 365 is compatible with smartphones and mobile devices, and accessible through the web
- If you continue using desktop versions of Microsoft applications, like Outlook, your experience won’t change
We are starting to post draft project plans to this site. Currently the plans for Office 365 (a sub-project of the Communication & Collaboration project) and Instructional Spaces are available, and we will continue to add more as they are ready to share.
If you have comments on the draft project plans, please use the feedback forms on the project pages to let the project leaders/managers and Program Office know. We also plan to schedule another series of listening posts, once we have several of the draft plans ready for discussion.
In recent presentations to UI administrators and at the Tech Forum in June, Associate Vice President & CIO Steve Fleagle has made some important points about change—why we are doing all of this, and what exactly we must change. Here's what he said.
You can now subscribe to RSS feeds for OneIT news. There are three subscription options. On the homepage, you can subscribe to the all project news and general news feeds. Through each individual project page, under the news tab, you can subscribe to news for that specific project.
Several Frequently Asked Questions were added to address themes that arose during the listening posts and town hall meetings. Existing questions were updated to include new details.
All 14 of the finalized project charters are now available on the project pages of this site (the two remaining projects are delayed due to dependencies on other projects). The finalized charters that are new since our last update are: Human Resources Processes, and IT Procurement. The input gathered at the listening posts and through the feedback forms on the website was valuable to the project teams. Thanks to everyone who provided comments.
IT leaders from the UI, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa met for a daylong retreat June 10 to strategize about how the three state institutions can collaborate to further institutional efficiency goals. Workgroups comprised of service representatives from each school identified opportunities for collaboration and reported findings out to their peers and the CIOs.
Successes of the day included: information sharing on encryption strategies for mobile devices, end-user support practices, and discussions of licensing and procurement opportunities. UI CIO Steve Fleagle said he was impressed by the potential opportunities that arose in the discussions.
Last week, leaders of the OneIT projects wrapped up a successful project charter feedback campaign. Well over 100 faculty and staff participated in three listening posts held at locations on campus and online, and numerous comments and questions came in through feedback forms on the OneIT site. The revised charters will be posted to this website when they are finalized.