News & Events

Leadership Speaker Series Highlights Lessons in Leadership

By Aisha on March 19, 2019 in Announcements, News & Events

The IT@WashU Leadership Committee and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) are bringing an inspiring speaker series to the University. The Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series brings local thought leaders, innovators, humanitarians and change-makers to Washington University in St. L...

Canvas LMS Coming Soon 

By Aisha on March 19, 2019 in News & Events

article by: Julie Szaj   The WashU IT Canvas team continues to prepare our WashU community for the final changeover from Blackboard to our new learning management system (LMS), Canvas. To do this, we have instituted a diverse training and communications plan. Our instructional support specia...

University Names New CIO

By Aisha on January 11, 2019 in IT Staff News, News & Events

On December 19, the university announced the appointment of Chris Kielt as the new Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Kielt is currently the Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will begin his new position wit...

Tech Tip January 2019 – Microsoft Teams Like Button

By Aisha on January 11, 2019 in News & Events

Microsoft Teams provides a wealth of new options for communicating and collaborating with colleagues, bringing tools and services like chat, videoconferencing, group communications, file storage and more into a unified interface. As we onboard more groups to the Teams platform, we thought it woul...

Enterprise Applications Year of Accomplishments

By Aisha on January 9, 2019 in IT Staff News, News & Events

The WashU IT Enterprise Applications team closed out 2018 with a long list of accomplishments including meeting project milestones, improved service delivery and more. In addition to running large operation projects such as student registration, fiscal year end and open enrollment, the team also ...

2018 – Year in Tech Review

By Aisha on December 17, 2018 in 2018, News & Events

WashU IT progressed with several high profile technology projects in 2018, making advancements toward digitizing university systems, implementing software for efficiency and integration, and protecting university data. Take a look at some of the highlights below.   Research Storage Pilots Be...

IT Passport: Supporting a Community

By quintsmith on November 29, 2018 in News & Events

The IT Passport campaign’s primary focus is listening to the collaborative needs of groups within our institution, then reacting with appropriate solutions. When we asked about the collaborative challenges our users were facing, we heard that faculty staff and students want to collaborate easily ...

WashU IT Leading the Transition from Blackboard to Canvas

By Aisha on September 27, 2018 in News & Events, Uncategorized

The WashU IT Canvas team has been very busy this semester, and it doesn’t look like things will slow down anytime soon! The team has been actively engaged in planning and preparing our WashU community for the launch of Canvas, the university’s new, online Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas ...