Information Technology Services News
GradesFirst Notes Now in PeopleSoft Advising
The migration of advising notes from GradesFirst into PeopleSoft Advising has been completed. Access to these advising notes within PeopleSoft is afforded through the PeopleSoft Advising Notes portal and not through the Nolij document management system. The benefit of having these notes within PeopleSoft rather than Nolij is that it provides access to all documentation in one central location.
Microsoft Office 365 Instructor-Led Training Available
Start 2020 by attending this Office 365 instructor-led series from Information Technology Services. Be sure to bring your laptop and your questions.
Running January through March, each session is hands-on and designed to make you more productive in Outlook, Excel and Word. Information on dates, times and locations is available at the registration link.
How Do I: Add classes, search for classes, view my enrollment appointment date and more!
Get a refresher on how to add a class, search for your next class, or view your advisers, and save the hassle of figuring it out by visiting: https://www.uakron.edu/training/StudentV9.dot. There, we have a 24-video series, where you can view videos for all the important tasks.
Learn about Microsoft 365
Want to learn more about Microsoft 365 and become proficient in using SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook, and all other Microsoft productivity offerings? Start here for substantial online materials and be on the lookout for some instructor-led training sessions to be announced soon!!
Register for Customer Check-In Software Demo
The University has utilized a customer check-in software called LobbyCentral in Simmons Hall since February 2018. Due to its success, the service agreement will be expanded for usage across campus. If you use RooQueue or any other means to check-in students for appointments, LobbyCentral is for you! Please join us for a demo on Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm in room 316 of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union to learn more. Please register here: www.uakron.edu/seminars
LinkedIn Learning – Coming Soon
Information Technology Services is currently piloting LinkedIn learning and will be rolling it out to campus in the near future. All Faculty, Staff, and Students will have access to all the training resources available in LinkedIn Learning. If you are not familiar with LinkedIn Learning, please see below or click here.
New Curriculum Proposal System Up and Running
Courseleaf, the new curriculum proposal and catalog system is now fully functional and available to all of campus. Full Time Faculty can now propose changes to curriculum in a user-friendly and efficient interface. To access the Courseleaf system, please click here.
Oracle Analytics Cloud(OAC) To Replace ZipReports
A project is underway to replace the aging ZipReports system with Oracle Analytics Cloud(OAC). Reports are currently being analyzed and rewritten in the new application. Once all reports have been migrated to OAC, the ZipReports system will be decommissioned. The switchover will occur in early 2020. For any questions, please contact Matt Gullatta at email@example.com.
ITS Footprints Upgrade
The University of Akron is upgrading its Footprints Service Desk Ticketing system from version 11 to version 12. Footprints v12 is more web based and provides new functionalities.
Update - Due to some latency concerns, we are testing version 20 to see if it corrects these issues.
Computer Refresh Initiative for Full-Time Contract Professionals, Staff, and Some Remaining Faculty
An initiative is underway to replace aged employee desk and laptop computers for full-time contract professionals, staff, and some remaining faculty members. Desktop and laptop computers purchased more than five (5) years ago will be replaced with new equipment. The new equipment will provide users with more current technology, capabilities, and will feature stronger security standards.