Benchmarks - May, 2012

Campus Computing News

Sycamore to Sage

On the Move 

By Dr. Philip Baczewski, Senior Director of Academic Computing and User Services and Deputy Chief Information Officer for University Information Technology

After over 40 years in Sycamore Hall (formerly the Information Sciences Building), Academic Computing and User Services (ACUS) will be moving to Sage Hall, with services in the new building expected to be available by mid-June, 2012.

Summer Hours

summer sun

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Summer is here, at least as far as the UNT schedule of classes is concerned. Summer 2012 consists of six sessions and not all campus facilities are open during all the sessions.*

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference


By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Conference registration opens May 22, 2012 for the annual -- national -- EDUCAUSE conference. 

Blackboard Learn Migration

Blackboard Logo

By Jane Himmel, Associate Director, CLEAR*

The University of North Texas began its transition to a new learning management system platform, Blackboard Learn 9.1, in the fall of 2011. This move represents the first major LMS platform change since 2003 when the campus moved from WebCT Campus Edition to WebCT Vista. All UNT campuses have used the most recent version of Blackboard (formerly WebCT) Vista 8 since 2007.

Scantron Form Ordering and Discounts

Scantron Forms

By Claudia LynchBenchmarks Online Editor

Departments using Scantron forms for exams and other purposes are in for a bit of a price break until the end of the year. You can save 3% when you order new forms from Scantron.

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By the Numbers

Data Center Operations

Data Center Operations supports over 150 racks containing over 1000 servers and communication devices in the Data Centers.

VMs: Currently 566

Storage: Roughly 1.2PB Raw

Backups: Over 400TB total