April Deadline To Request New Teaching Software

21 April 2011

B22 classroom

The deadline by which to request teaching software, to be ready for September, is fast approaching.

Academics and other staff wanting additional or updated computer software packages, to be ready for student teaching for the start of the next academic year, now only have until Friday 29 April to request it from IT Services.

Requests for changes need to be submitted to ITS in good time to enable the new software to be thoroughly tested and released, ready for the beginning of the September 2011 term.

The process is slightly different this year as the University's computers are also being switched over to the Windows 7 and Office 2010 systems, within student areas.

Any requests not already made should be submitted to ITS by Friday 29 April. It is also an opportunity to tell the department about any software no longer required, the removal of which will help reduce University costs.

Requests received by ITS after the April 29 deadline will need to go through a formal change request process. No assurances can be given that they will be installed, ready for use, by the start of the next academic year in September.

Seb Bandino, the University's Windows 7 and Office 2010 Team Project Manager, said: "The project team are also taking this opportunity to identify software owners from across the Faculties for each of the existing applications, and of newly requested software, to assist in the testing and sign-off process to ensure they are compatible with the Windows 7 system.

"It would be helpful if Faculties could nominate representatives to work alongside IT Services in this process. Applications without an identified owner could be investigated and removed from teaching areas."

For further information contact Seb Bandino on email: s.j.bandino@derby.ac.uk or ext.1226.

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