A great deal of IT activity each year is in support of big picture projects and plans. Following are some major initiatives currently in the works.
IUS.EDU Web Redesign Project
This multi-year web development project includes re-thinking the information architecture of each school or departmental webpage, redesigning the “look,” updating the content, and adding new, interactive functionality. Official campus web pages are built into the university’s Web Content Management System (WCMS), which allows personnel in each department to keep their page content up-to-date with simple editing tools.
Network 10-Year Master Plan
The campus data network is the backbone of virtually every service that IT provides. How can we ensure that the network is robust and grows to meet the demand of both current services and those that haven’t yet been invented? Once finalized and approved, the Network 10-Year Master Plan will provide for updating old wiring and hardware, expanded capacity, and backup assurance.
Classroom Technology Refresh
This ongoing project revisits all 116 classrooms that have been equipped with computing and projection to refresh the technology with an eye toward the future. Analog equipment and wiring are upgraded to digital, newer display technologies are installed, and collaboration technologies that accommodate users who bring their own devices are explored.
At Indiana University, eTexts are more than just digital copies of textbooks. They represent multiple forms of digital learning materials. IU's eTexts initiative focuses on delivering eTexts to students at a reduced cost, while providing faculty with new tools for teaching and learning. Read more about eTexts »
Box Collaborative File Storage
Every IU student, faculty or staff member has access to 50 gigbytes of cloud storage using IU Box. The IU Box service provides a simple, secure way to store and share files and folders online. Box consolidates your content in a single location, easily accessible from anywhere, on any device. You can create files and folders, share them using a direct link, invite others to collaborate, and continue to revise and review your content. Though similar in appearance to other consumer services such as DropBox, Box can directly integrate with existing IU systems (e.g., accounts, CAS for single sign-on with your Network ID) and security. Read more about IU Box »