Galaxy and PeopleSoft Online Applications Integrating with UTD Single Sign-On

September 14, 2018

Galaxy and PeopleSoft Online Applications will be Integrating with UTD Single Sign-On on Sunday, September 16, 2018 starting at 6:00 AM (CDT) and ending at 12:00 PM (CDT).

User experience during this outage:

Several online applications commonly used by students, faculty and staff members will be unavailable, such as:

  • Galaxy Portal
  • Jaggaer (eProcurement)
  • Orion (PeopleSoft Campus Solutions)
  • PeopleSoft Finance (FMS)
  • PeopleSoft HR/Payroll (HCM)

The following services will not be impacted by this outage:

  • eLearning –
  • Email access –
  • OnBase –

User experience after the outage:

When accessing Galaxy, users will be presented the single sign-on page that looks like this:

Galaxy Single-Sign-On

After the applications are back up, users may need to clear the cache on their Internet browsers so that Galaxy can load properly.

If you experience any issues with these changes after this maintenance is completed, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 972-883-2911.

Digital Enterprise Support Teams’ email addresses:

Summit Registration is Open

April 9, 2018

We are now 36 days away from the 3rd annual Innovation and Technology Summit! In addition to the Dallas Fuel eSports watch party following the Summit, we are also excited to share a new addition to our lineup of events. This year, we are showcasing the work of UTD students of all disciplines at our first “Best Poster Award” presentation. We have over 20 students who have been selected to present their posters, and the top 3 posters will receive $1,000, $500 and $250. The poster presentation will be from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. Come show support to our students and see all of the great ideas that they have come forward with.

The full itinerary will be available soon, as well as more information regarding the Dallas Fuel watch party!

Find out more about the 2018 Summit by going to If you have any questions about the Summit, please contact Lacy Fenn at [email protected]

Third Annual Innovation & Technology Summit

March 1, 2018

The UT Dallas Office of Information Technology will host its 3rd annual Innovation & Technology Summit on May 16, 2018, at the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) on the UT Dallas campus.

The Summit brings together innovators and consumers of information technology to engage faculty, students and staff in enriching conversations and learning opportunities about teaching, community IT, research, and collaborative partnerships. Thanks to a team of dedicated partners, OIT is able to provide this opportunity for personal growth and development free-of-charge to everyone in the UT Dallas community.

This year we have once again assembled a dynamic group of experts to present on the latest research advances, technological innovations, and workforce trends. In addition to educational opportunities, an information fair will showcase the new products and services of both UTD tech-support departments and outside vendors. There will be several giveaway opportunities, a photo booth and door prizes throughout the day, as well as a networking happy hour at the conclusion of the day.

Peoplesoft Hardware Upgrade

June 22, 2017

From 5pm on Friday 6/23 to 5pm on Sunday, 6/25: Galaxy and PeopleSoft Online Applications will be Unavailable

UT Dallas community,

Several online applications commonly used by students, faculty and staff members will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday, June 23rd to 5pm on Sunday, June 25th for a PeopleSoft hardware upgrade. This is the first of two notices.

The following applications will be unavailable:

  • Galaxy Portal
  • SciQuest (eProcurement)
  • Orion (PeopleSoft Campus Solutions)
  • PeopleSoft Finance (FMS)
  • PeopleSoft HR/Payroll (HCM)
  • Business Intelligence Reports (PeopleSoft OBIEE/EPM Data Warehouse)

eLearning will not be affected by this outage. eLearning can be reached via

eMail access will not be affected by this outage. UTD Email can be reached via

After the applications are back up, users will need to clear the cache on their Internet browsers so that Galaxy can load properly.

Please continue to be vigilant about emails containing web links. Review emails for authenticity. Just as links at are likely to be safe, consider links to to be safe as well.

If you experience any issues with the applications after this maintenance work, please contact the Help Desk at 972-883-2911, email the Help Desk at [email protected], or email the applicable support team.

Enterprise Application Services Support Teams’ email addresses:

Thank you for your patience while we continue to improve our services.

Tech Panel: Digital Signage on Campus

June 12, 2017

As technology improves and network capabilities expand, digital signage has become an increasingly effective and affordable solution for higher education. Nearly 70 percent of colleges have installed digital displays, according to Higher Ed Tech Decisions. Digital displays allow for information to be shared across a campus nearly instantaneously and can help enhance learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Here are a few good ways digital signage can be used in higher education:

  • Safety information
  • Social media sharing
  • Marketing
  • Teaching partnerships
  • Enhancements to courses of study

During this month’s OIT Forum, we will be hosting a panel discussion to discuss what a digital signage strategy looks like, what tools and capabilities are needed to accomplish your goals, and things to consider when implementing digital signage.

Joining us on the panel are Jessie Budd, Tom Stipes, and Arrington Ross. Moderating the panel is Shannon Cepica.

Jessie Budd is a Digital Media Specialist at the University of Texas at Dallas, acting as a content and technology guru. Early this year, she was published in College Planning & Management on Reaching and Engaging Students with Digital Signage. Her passion is design and how it can be used to better communicate our ideas. Budd is pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts and will be continuing to explore the interaction between arts and technology, and how it applies to digital media.

Arrington Ross is the Video Conference Engineer and Digital Signage support at University of Texas at Dallas. He has a BA in Communications from the University of Alabama and has been in the Video Conferencing field for over 16 years. Before coming to UT Dallas he worked for Tandberg/Cisco, the largest manufacture of the video products. He is committed to providing great service and support to meet the needs of our University.

Tom Stipes has had a long career in the worlds of sports marketing, media sales and communications, having had leadership positions with the PGA TOUR, IMG College, Host Communications and the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. In his new role with Georgia Tech, Stipes will lead the exploration into a new campus-wide digital communications platform, delivering real-time information across many different digital screens and offering large amounts of compelling content. Stipes also founded eBS, its chief product being a proprietary software he developed to allow events and organizations of all sizes to more effectively store and present digital sponsorship assets to sponsors, resulting in a greater presentation of ROI.

At the end of the panel, we hope that you have gained enough knowledge about digital signage that you can incorporate it in your job.

Additional topics covered in this month’s forum include:

  • Adobe Creative Campus visit and recap
  • Patch Management Opportunities and Challenges

Please join us for this informative occasion on June 22nd, 2017 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Seating is limited. Please contact Pat McEachern ([email protected]) to reserve your spot today.