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Major Projects

A high level summary of our current major projects and hopes for when they will be completed.  Click on the hashtag link for twitter updates or the text link for to see a more detailed webpage for each project.

Wired and wireless upgrade

Tigernet2 was designed and built in 2007, and the 7-year old design and technology is showing its age.  We are designing a new wireless network to meet the demands of the future, and intend to have it implemented by January 2015.  

Update (7/18/14) - The comprehensive wireless site survey is now completed and our consultant is preparing a report and recommendation based on the results.

Replace PROWL with Canvas
We implemented PROWL in 2004.  It's an antiquated system and a selection panel made up of faculty, students, and staff have chosen Canvas to replace it.  PROWL and Canvas will run side by side for one year to ease the transition.
 Update (6/23/14) - All PROWL courses have been migrated to Canvas!  ArchivePROWL is next on the list.
Single Sign On (SSO)
We reducing the number of different usernames and passwords you need to know for various systems on campus.  Our major focus at the moment is to implement single sign on between your CC network account, Banner (both INB and SSB), Canvas, and Email.  Once completed, you will be able to sign into all these services with the same username and password.
Update (7/30/14) - Phase 1 will go live on Monday, 8/11 and include Office 365 email and Canvas.
Office 365 migration
We are in the process of changing to Microsoft's cloud email system, Office 365.  All student and alumni accounts are already in Office 365, and we're moving faculty and staff accounts department by department.  Office 365 offers a 50 GB email quota (our current default quota is 2 GB) as well as other features.
Update (7/14/14) - Lots of migrations in July.  President's Office, CCE, Dean of Students Office, State of the Rockies, International Programs, Math and Computer Science, and Music along with a large number of individuals.
CC Aerial Mapping Program
The CC AMP utilizes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to obtain mapping data for research.  Various sensors are mounted to the UAVs (cameras, thermal and multispectral imaging devices, etc.) which then atuomatically fly a particular survey grid pattern as programmed by mission planning software and give access to on-demand, high definition imagery.  After a flight, the data is collected and used in post processing.  
Update (6/20/14)GIS Technical Director Matt Gottfried and his student interns were recently in Wyoming doing aerial surveys with one of our UAVs!
Managed Print (MPS)
The managed print system is intended to dramatically improve the environmental sustainability of printing on campus by focusing on fewer, more efficient printers.  It will also be a better print experience for everyone since the devices are newer and capable of functions like scanning to email, printing from a flash drive, and all are defaulted to duplexing.  Take a look at the significant energy savings from Managed Print!
Update (7/30/14) - Papercut implementation has started - we're targeting 8/15 to be finished with it and have the system ready to go.