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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.  

Update (8/12/14) - Saw a demo today of a new system we might use for registering devices on the network.  We intend for this to be much smoother in the new network design.

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 (8/12/14) - Canvas is now officially live, and you can sign into it via Single Sign-In.
Single Sign In (SSI)
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 (8/12/14) - Phase 1 of Single Sign-In is now live and ready to use! 
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 (8/12/14) - Finance and Administration, Financial Aid, ResLife, Dean's Office, Campus Safety have all migrated.
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 (8/12/14) - Woops, we totaled one of the drones... hurray for experiential learning!  In any case, the project has been a big success in proving the concept of drones as a valid scientific tool at CC.
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 (8/12/14) - Our card readers arrived today, we're very close to switching Papercut on!