IT needs for teaching 15/16 – requirements needed by 30 April

April 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in IT preparations for teaching | Working in partnership

IT needs for start of year)IS&T are working on the design and rollout of the Managed Desktop and installed software for teaching for next academic year. We are liaising closely with faculties to understand and meet requirements for the hardware, software and configurations necessary in teaching rooms and ensure everything can be ready in time for the start of teaching. Subject group leaders have been asked to gather information from their teaching staff and submit it to IS&T before 30 April.  We plan to publish the list of agreed software for 2015/16 by mid -May.

What do we need to know?

  • For new hardware or software requested in the recent budgeting process – we will need to know in which rooms this should be available.
  • For upgrades or changes to existing software that was not covered in budgeting – we will need to know which versions are required and any changes to the rooms it is installed in
  • For any new free software – we will need to know what is  needed and the rooms where it should be installed.

The list of  software currently available and the rooms where it’s installed is here

Those requesting software will need to test it before it is deployed to make sure it behaves in the way they expect.

If you have any questions at this stage, please contact John Helm in IS&T. For more information about the software request process, see these FAQs.

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