Project: Technology in the Amazon Network (TITAN)

As part of Valencia College's continuous mission to bring the best experience to Faculty, Staff & Students, we have undertaken a project to improve our digital architecture, including: updating the Atlas user experience by providing a mobile-responsive site; cleaning up code for efficiency & on-going support; and moving our most high-priority systems to a cloud environment.

Milestones include:

  • COMPLETED 3/20/21: Atlas Upgrade
  • 2/26/21 - 7/06/21: Cloud: OIT internal testing
  • 4/26/21 - 6/25/21: Cloud: End-User testing
  • 6/25/21 - 7/06/21: Cloud: Final cutover prep
  • 7/07/21 (5:00 PM) - 7/12/21 (7:00 AM): Cloud: Actual Downtime.
  2021
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Atlas Upgrade COMPLETED  
Banner Back to Basics    
Banner Suite
Cloud Move
Cloud Build
Phase I
Cloud Build
Phase II
 
  OIT Testing
Phase I
OIT Testing
Phase II
 
  User Testing
Phase I
Final UAT   User Testing
Phase II
Final UAT  
  Cloud Cutover
Phase I
  Cloud Cutover
Phase II

Atlas Upgrade

Atlas transitioned to our new layout on March 20, 2021.

Top three changes you will notice:

  1. New layout: Menu is moved from horizontal tabs at top to a vertical menu on the left
  2. Site is mobile responsive
  3. ADA compliant: Designed to be accessible

The prior version of Atlas was not mobile responsive, which did not facilitate ease of use on a cell phones and other small mobile devices. With the upgrade, Atlas has a new look and content layout. The portal is mobile responsive, improving navigation, display and user experience. Content collapses into a single column making it easier to read. The new site has larger font with a cleaner look.

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Banner Back to Basics

Valencia College has been using Banner for more than 20 years. During this time work resulted in many modifications. The college has recognized the need understand our current state and improve end-to-end processes. This project will provide a plan to reduce or eliminate the need for modifications by leveraging Banners current feature and functionality, improving efficiencies for benefiting our students, faculty and staff.


Banner Suite Cloud Move

The cloud vendor is developing and deploying cloud environments for the College’s Banner PROD, PPROD, TEST, TRNG and VTST instances. Each instance will be built to include Banner and the suite of applications that support and/or interface with Banner. Once the vendor completes the environment builds OIT will conduct validation testing and End Users will perform functional testing. After the successful completion of this work, there will be a cutover period to facilitate the transition from our existing environments to the new cloud environments. The Cloud Migration cutover plan has been divided into two (2) phases to reduce the outage window during the cutover and utilize resources most effectively. Phase I will include PROD and PPROD environments and Phase II will include TEST, TRNG and VTST environments.

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