The UCD IT Work Programme contains all the major projects due to be implemented for the current year.  Published annually, the programme is developed through a detailed consultation process with Schools, Colleges & Units and is approved by UCD senior management.

Headline Projects 2016


Project Name



External Review of IT Security Office IT Security has moved within IT Services Organisation to Planning & Services Development. We now require an Office Strategy as we move
from technical implementation to Oversight, Policies, Awareness and Governance. This review will also include Cyber Risks on IT Risk Register (QIP).


IT Security - Customer Awareness

Awareness is where IT Security meets the UCD community
through training courses & tools, enhanced website, information
sessions and Security campaigns. We will map what a typical
year in Security Awareness now looks like and deliver on the events.


Online Applications for Faculty Promotions

Online system to support the new rolling Faculty Promotions process.


Gradebook Enhancements (including Grade Transfer - Blackboard to GB)

Enhancements to the process of getting grades into Gradebook, including the following components: (1)  Allow Module Coordinators to publish component marks (2)  Allow entry of grades by tutors in Gradebook (3)  Improve error handling in interface into Gradebook (4) Delivery of facilty to pull grades directly into Gradebook from Blackboard.


Curriculum Review - Mapping Modules to Programme Outcomes

Deployment of functionality to enable module coordinators to map their modules to programme outcomes and delivery of reporting to enable programme directors and the university to view how programme outcomes are met.


Support development of a UCD MOOC

Launching a UCD MOOC for U21 Community partnering with FutureLearn.


VLE: UCD's Requirements

Review appropriateness and effectiveness of current VLE, review suitability, requirements, training, support etc.


Global Engagement - Urgent Priorities

A collection of urgent priority items requested by the International Office.


Statement of Student Account

Delivery of a statement of student account to incoming students that is accessible in the Incoming Students section of SISWeb.  Statement will provide up to date details of tuition fees due and payments made.


Conversion Emails - 2016

This project will involve the delivery of additional emails to the set of existing emails going out to non-EU applicants. Specific items include emails relating to orientation and accommodation as well as custom emails for specific regions such as North America.


Recruitment CRM - Enhancements 2016

As part of the continuous improvement of the platform this project will deliver a set of enhancements to the recruitment CRM.


IT Strategy

To deliever our IT Strategy 2020 IT@UCD


Cloud DR Startegy

Off-site resilience. 


Shared Storage Review

Explore options for file sharing at college, school and unit level.


Development of an ITS Service Catalogue

"To provide a clear and conistent portfolio of all IT services available to the UCD community"


Storage Tender

Begin process for new stoarage tender/review requirements.



Further work on IDMS


Talent Management

All ITS staff to be involved in this project, funding from Registrar.


IT Fair

Communicating with our customers to explain IT Services 'behind the scenes'.


High Performance Computing restructuring

We will provide more targeted HPC capacity through the restructuring of our UCD Sonic & Matlab clusters. Engagement with customers and HPC Strategy will be key to this project. We will continue to work with ICHEC national centre for High End Computing.


Replacement of RMS Profiles

Replacement of the RMS Profiles system. The nature of the work on this project will be to support UCD Research with the tender process and scoping of the effort involved in integrating it into UCD's environment.


Content Management Service

Upgrade to a new version of CMS and review customer feedback.


UCD Website

Continue the deployment of the UCD website to Schools, Colleges and units. The budget is already assigned. 


UCD Mobile Reimagined

Review, update and extend UCD Mobile services in conjunction with University partners, incorporating 2 new Bb apps (student & staff).


Work Programme 2016 - IT Projects

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