A request for proposal was initiated to obtain contracts for University-wide web-based training services for the University of Illinois. A contract was awarded to lynda.com and is now able to be utilized by individuals from any of the three University of Illinois campuses. More information and access links can be found on the lynda.com Training Website.
The goal of this project is to create SharePoint as a shared service across the University of Illinois. The project will create the test and production environments, define a governance structure, migrate existing sites to the new architecture, and promote the service. More information can be found on the SharePoint Shared Service Website.
The Division of Biomedical Sciences (DBS) desires to implement the Harvard Faculty Profile Tool at UIUC to assist faculty in locating and collaborating other researchers with common research interests. In addition to increasing collaboration, implementing Profiles will reduce duplication of research projects and increase funding for joint endeavors not only between fellow researchers within University of Illinois but with other Universities. The initial implementation will be to pilot the capabilities of the Harvard Faculty Profiles Tool for the Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Sciences community. It is hoped the tool would have broader applicability either across all campuses and/or across more research disciplines. For this project, AITS will provide hosting and implementation services and the annual maintenance and support for hardware and software needed to host Profiles. For more information, please contact the PMO Office.
The University of Illinois is a member of The Kuali Foundation, a collaborative group of colleges, universities, commercial firms and interested organizations that share a common vision of open, modular, and distributed systems for their software requirements. Kuali members are working together sharing best practices and insights to reduce costs and provide sustainable software that helps schools keep their money in their mission by significantly reducing administrative costs and promoting administrative best practices. For more information about Kuali memberships and projects at the University of Illinois, please visit the Kuali at Illinois website.