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Good Morning Colleagues,

 

            We have recently purchased and implemented Ellucian’s Colleague Portal which is built on Microsoft’s Sharepoint infrastructure.  Coming from outside Higher Ed., I’ve seen Sharepoint’s capabilities leveraged in many ways including:

 

1.     Document storage (elimination of the legacy “mapped network drives”)

2.     Team collaboration site

3.     Forms

4.     Workflow

5.     Content Management (check-in / check-out)

6.     Calendar integration

7.     SSO

8.     …many other uses

 

            Have any of you decided on Sharepoint as your primary CMS (both internal and outfacing) and/or do you leverage some of the other capabilities?  Are any of you relying on Sharepoint as a key, strategic piece of your vision?  Could any of you recommend a VAR or consultant that has strong Sharepoint expertise, particularly in the Higher Ed. arena?    Anything you could share would be greatly appreciated. 

 

           Thanks in advance!

Kind Regards,
Jim

James M. Maher II
Executive Director of Information Technology Services
Saginaw Valley State University
Information Technology Services
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
www.svsu.edu


Tel: (989) 964-2222
E-mail: jmmaher@svsu.edu

 

 
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Hi Jim, According to CDS 2012 data, 20 institutions are using Sharepoint as their Web CMS. Saginaw Valley State University completed CDS 2013 so you'll have access to this data in a few weeks when we activate access for all CDS 2013 participants. Leah Lang Senior IT Metrics and Benchmarking Analyst EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good direct: 303.939.0339 | main: 202.872.4200 | fax: 202.872.4318 | educause.edu From: James Maher > Reply-To: EDUCAUSE Listserv > Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:54 AM To: EDUCAUSE Listserv > Subject: [CIO] Strategic Use of Sharepoint Good Morning Colleagues, We have recently purchased and implemented Ellucian’s Colleague Portal which is built on Microsoft’s Sharepoint infrastructure. Coming from outside Higher Ed., I’ve seen Sharepoint’s capabilities leveraged in many ways including: 1. Document storage (elimination of the legacy “mapped network drives”) 2. Team collaboration site 3. Forms 4. Workflow 5. Content Management (check-in / check-out) 6. Calendar integration 7. SSO 8. …many other uses Have any of you decided on Sharepoint as your primary CMS (both internal and outfacing) and/or do you leverage some of the other capabilities? Are any of you relying on Sharepoint as a key, strategic piece of your vision? Could any of you recommend a VAR or consultant that has strong Sharepoint expertise, particularly in the Higher Ed. arena? Anything you could share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Kind Regards, Jim James M. Maher II Executive Director of Information Technology Services Saginaw Valley State University Information Technology Services 7400 Bay Road University Center, MI 48710 www.svsu.edu Tel: (989) 964-2222 E-mail: jmmaher@svsu.edu [http://www.svsu.edu/media/anniversary/img/50AnnColor200.jpg] This email may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivery of this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please immediately notify the sender and delete this email from your computer. Your cooperation is appreciated. E Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.
Jim

We use Sharepoint for our entire website. Internal and external. We are now starting to use it more and more for workflow 


Naveed Husain
CIO Queens College, CUNY



Jim

We use Sharepoint for our entire website. Internal and external. We are now starting to use it more and more for workflow 


Naveed Husain
CIO Queens College, CUNY



Blue Ridge Community College is also in the process of implementing the Ellucian Portal. I also led the effort to implement Portal at another college five years ago and saw the advantages of expanding the use of SharePoint in other areas. We actually created our own intranet site outside of portal to implement in an environment that would not be affected by Ellucian modifications to portal. I have worked with an excellent consultant from a company called Dataledge on the SharePoint side.
 
We have implemented Microsoft InfoPath forms to eliminate paper forms. We also utilized the Nintex product to allow us to implement workflows to route the electronic forms for approvals, etc.
 
We also used the capabilities to establish sites for committees, including our Trustees, Advisory and SACS committees.
 
SharePoint is also used as our main information sharing page, our President's Corner, Employee Highlight, High 5 etc are now advertised in SharePoint webparts.
 
Let me know if I can provide any additional information.


Our experience and use of Ellucian and SharePoint mirrors, in many ways, Blue Ridge Community College. SharePoint has been and is increasingly, and quite effectively, growing in its role for streamlining business processes.

Happy to discuss off line, and refer you to our SharePoint guru for more background, and insights.


Sincerely,

Scott Helf, DO, MSIT
Chief Technology Officer
Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Western University of Health Sciences
309 East 2nd Street
Pomona, CA  91766

909-781-4353
shelf@westernu.edu

www.westernu.edu

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Blue Ridge Community College is also in the process of implementing the Ellucian Portal. I also led the effort to implement Portal at another college five years ago and saw the advantages of expanding the use of SharePoint in other areas. We actually created our own intranet site outside of portal to implement in an environment that would not be affected by Ellucian modifications to portal. I have worked with an excellent consultant from a company called Dataledge on the SharePoint side.
 
We have implemented Microsoft InfoPath forms to eliminate paper forms. We also utilized the Nintex product to allow us to implement workflows to route the electronic forms for approvals, etc.
 
We also used the capabilities to establish sites for committees, including our Trustees, Advisory and SACS committees.
 
SharePoint is also used as our main information sharing page, our President's Corner, Employee Highlight, High 5 etc are now advertised in SharePoint webparts.
 
Let me know if I can provide any additional information.