The Chorus implementation project is now coming to a close with the completion of tranche 4 at the end of September. More than 80% of phones have been installed (c16,000) and the remaining 3,200 should be deployed by Christmas.
Decommissioning of old telephony systems is now underway and information on timescales can be seen on the project website at http://projects.it.ox.ac.uk/icp-timeline. Telephone administrators have been made aware that phone numbers that need retaining should be transferred to Chorus in advance of decommissioning
Following the Integration Communications Programme’s (ICP) consultation with undergraduate and postgraduate student focus groups, the University’s student services, divisional representatives and Oxford University Student Union (OUSU), the ICP board has agreed that the Chorus service will not be offered to students because they already have access to similar functionality through other services. In addition, they will receive alternatives for collaboration with the delivery of Nexus365* and the future new virtual learning environment (currently WebLearn). Should postgraduate research students require Chorus, it will be made available to them on the same terms as a member of staff and can be requested through their associated department. [*Nexus365 is the University’s offering of Microsoft’s cloud- based Office 365 service.]
For general enquiries about the project (ICP) and implementation of Chorus service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chorus service information and support: http://help.it.ox.ac.uk/chorus
IT Service Desk email@example.com (include 'Chorus' in the subject line) or (01865 6) 12345