Thank you to everyone who tuned in on June 7 to learn more about managing projects during The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit Project Management Virtual Event. Presentations are now posted.
Members of the LEARN Board will meet with System Governmental Relations representatives in Austin on Monday.
The CIO Council meets on Tuesday.
LEARN holds its June Board Meeting on Thursday and Friday.
Effective September 13, 2018, the System-wide agreement with Comevo is being terminated.
The A&M System will be cutting over to the new WebEx offering on the weekend of June 16-17.
The A&M System Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education (CATIE) invites you to attend the Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology. CATIE’s purpose is to support the educational mission of system members in matters related to technology use in design, development, delivery, and assessment of courses and programs. CATIE members provide collaborative strategic direction, guidance, and recommendations on technology-enriched teaching, learning, and assessment initiatives. The Summit is an opportunity to showcase the work and accomplishments of the CATIE task forces.
Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology
- June 13-14, 2018 at the Hilton College Station Hotel and Conference Center
- Sessions begin at 1:00 on the 13th and conclude after lunch on the 14th
- Registration is now open for the Chancellor’s Summit! Deadline for hotel reservations is May 21st. When making your reservation at the Hilton, please refer to the Chancellor’s Summit or group code CSTAT8 when making reservations
- Join us for discussion and networking as we hear from our opening speaker, Mr. Patrick Perry, CIO, California State University System discussing the challenges facing CSU as they realign principal strategies and set key priorities to support the Graduation Initiative 2025 – an ambitious goal of accelerating student success and degree completion.
- Joining the Summit on the 14th will be Mr. Jeff Kline, Program Director of Statewide Electronic Information Resources and Accessibility, who will provide an overview of the Texas Department of Information Resources and engage attendees on the awareness of accessibility regulations and standards.
Breakout sessions include: Continuing Adult Education, Accessibility, Quality Assurance, Faculty Task Force, THECB updates on Principles of Good Practice, Student Success, Active Learning, Instructional Designer-Birds of a Feather, State Authorization and Emerging Technologies
Software showcase: New this year is a software showcase demonstrating how your colleagues are using the various software products under the master agreements within the A&M System.
Space is limited so register soon!
System-Wide Contracting News
A&M System-wide Contracts Under Development
- Captioning Services will provide members with closed caption, transcription and subtitling solutions to make video accessible, searchable, SEO-friendly and more engaging; Conversations with three vendors have commenced
- Learning Management Systems awardees ( D2L, Canvas, and Blackboard) have been sent agreements for review and signature
- Maxient will provide members with a tool to manage student discipline, academic integrity and Title IX matters; a master services agreement has been sent to the Student Affairs Committee
- Proctoring Solutions RFP is being reviewed by OGC
Current A&M System-wide Contracts
- Access Data provides members with preservation hold software (in annual assessment)
- Banner COE provides members with Banner-related services (discretionary)
- Cisco SmartNet offers members equipment maintenance (discretionary)
- Class Climate (Scantron) provides members with tools that allows students to evaluate academic courses and instructors (discretionary)
- Diligent provides board portal functionality for all members (discretionary)
- Docusign provides members with electronic signature and related workflow capabilities (discretionary)
- Duo provides two-factor authentication for all members (discretionary)
- Examity provides members with on-line proctoring services under a one-year master contract (discretionary contract)
- eXplorance provides members with tools that allows students to evaluate academic courses and instructors (discretionary)
- Hootsuite enables members to manage social networks, schedule messages and measure social media from a dashboard (discretionary)
- IOTA Solutions provides members with tools that allows students to evaluate academic courses and instructors (discretionary)
- Laserfiche provides members with the digitization of documents, the automation of records processing, storage retrieval, security and archiving (discretionary)
- Modo Labs provides mobile application development support (discretionary)
- Oracle provides members with a shared hardware / software platform to host Oracle-based appications
- ProctorU provides members with on-line proctoring services under a one-year master contract (discretionary)
- Proofpoint email filtering and data loss prevention tools (in annual assessment)
- Siteimprove checks web pages, every five days, for spelling, grammar, broken links and accessibility for 54 cents per web page per year (discretionary)
- SmartEvals (Gap Technologies) provides members with tools that allows students to evaluate academic courses and instructors (discretionary)
- Syncplicity licensing is available for all members (in annual assessment)
- Varonis will provide members with insider threat protection (discretionary)
- WebEx online collaboration and meeting software is available to all members at the low cost of $1.44 per month per license (discretionary)
- GovQA (WebQA) is the TAMUS approved Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) solution for all members (in annual assessment)
- Austin (June 11)
- Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology (June 13)
- Corpus Christi (June 14-15)