All USG schools, including UWG, are migrating to a University System of Georgia's central WebCT Vista server by January 2007. Originally, in 2003, the VMT's charge was to look at the issues of migration to Vista and to recommend the university's position on the issue. In Spring 2006, the Univsersity was faced with the decision to either proceed with migration or fund a separate license and other expenses related to running the soon-to-be-extinct WebCT Campus Edition.
Now that the day has come to migrate, for successful and efficient migration and implementation of VISTA , we will need the input and support from stakeholders across campus. For this reason, the Distance and Distributed Education Center asks that various representatives across campus please join the UWG VISTA Migration Team. In addition to IT support representatives and other applicable staff, we ask that the team include a point-of-contact for every department on campus using WebCT.
Currently, the University's timeline to use Vista is as follows: (this may change by department):
Summer 06 - all COE depts; Math dept, Philosophy, Nursing
Fall 06 - all COB depts, Mass Comm
Spring 07 - remaining A&S Depts
The VISTA Migration Team will also help decide certain server settings, roles and permissions at various levels, policies and procedures. The Team members will be key to communication across campus; they will recommend ways in which we can best train and support faculty and students.
The previous VISTA Migration Team included:
Later, additional sub-committee members will join the primary team, as needed.
Last updated March 31, 2006 by Janet Gubbins of the DDEC