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On The Horizon

Information Services is continually working on projects to expand our service offerings. We know that our customers work in different ways and need technology that will work for them. Listed here are some of the upcoming services that we are working on.


Box is a cloud storage solution that will allow faculty, staff and students unlimited storage for files. Box will use single sign on, so you will only need to use your DePaul account to access your files. There will also be a desktop client that will allow for ease of uploading files to the cloud.​​ See the promo video​ for more information.

OrgSync Automated Profile Management

Student Affairs Division requests a solution that will automatically create OrgSync​ user profiles for new students as they enroll and also change the classification of profiles to “Alumni” once students graduate.

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is Microsoft’s new powerful meeting tool which combines the familiar Skype look and feel with the business-grade features of Lync. DePaul faculty and staff will be able to collaborate via video and audio conferencing, desktop sharing, and instant messaging.​ For more info on this service watch the Microsoft promo video​​.


Slate is a CRM tool that was built from the ground up for admissions operations and recruitment purposes and thus has an extensive range of built-in business intelligence; in short, it is designed to work like an admissions office works.​

Civitas Illume and Schedule Planner

Illume enables DePaul to identify at-risk students with high accuracy. We’ll gain insight into the factors influencing their likelihood to persist, and be able to connect them with faculty and staff who can take action to improve outcomes in real time.  This information empowers us to quickly and easily develop strategies for personalized outreach, act with precision, and measure the downstream impact of their actions.

Schedule Planner
We are implementing a solution that makes it easy for students to build schedules that accommodate outside obligations and preferred learning times.

Windows 10/Office 2016 for labs and classrooms

Information Services is excited to announce that Windows 10 and Office 2016 are coming to DePaul lab and classroom computers for the Autumn 2017 quarter. A modern operating system will greatly enhance DePaul's possibilities to provide new and exciting technologies to our learning environment.​

Community Engagement Application

We need to develop a long-term, sustainable solution to collecting information about DePaul student, faculty and staff participation in Community Engagement activities. Currently, each area within DePaul keeps its community engagement data separately. The proposed system speaks directly to Vision 2018. Goal 1 (Enhance Academic Quality and Support Educational Innovation) Objective 1d (Enhance the Visibility and profile of the university) states that the university wants to ‘Leverage national recognition of service learning and athletics’.  ​​