Pilots and Projects

Pilots

When trends and tools emerge and a tool is determined to have a potential for a wide range of faculty throughout the university, our first step in determining whether a potential new service would still be useful and supportable at scale. When a pilot opportunity is approved, ATS will work with vendors, faculty, and other groups in Information Technology Services to support a new service at pilot capacity. In order to provide adequate support for faculty and develop supportive documentation and processes that can be released as the service scales, pilots are closed with small numbers of faculty. Please contact ATS if you have an idea for a pilot, would like to be included in a pilot, or if you’d like to be kept in the loop about the results of a pilot listed below:

Google for Faculty and Staff

Information Technology Services is piloting the expansion of Google Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps) at Northeastern to now include faculty and staff use. The goals of this pilot are to understand use cases, needs, and support requirements around Google for faculty and staff.  The feedback from this pilot will assist in determining next steps and future role out and support of Google Suites for faculty and staff at Northeastern.

If you would like to formally be a part of the pilot to share feedback and receive pilot notifications, please click on the signup form below.

Pilot start date: In progress

Pilot support: Submit at ticket to help@northeastern.edu or mail ats@northeastern.edu with specific questions.

Pilot enrollment: sign up here.

Learning Management System Pilots

To stay on top of the market, several divisions at the university are currently conducting pilots of three different learning management systems.

Projects

Vendor visits

In order to help the university community further leverage software provided by or supported by the community. We’re hosting a series of special workshops facilitated by software vendors. Upcoming workshops are listed on our special events page.

Screensharing tools

ATS is testing various tools to facilitate seamless screensharing and collaboration for both in person and online meetings. We’re looking at both software and hardware solutions.