The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer oversees the division responsible for providing technology and services that enable:

  • Enhanced support for teaching and learning
  • Participation and support for research activities
  • Outreach, partnerships with communities, and advanced networking and communications
  • Access, security, and maintenance of information systems that allow the university to accomplish its missions

Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The 2012-2018 Strategic Plan PDF File for the Division of Information Technology provides a high-level framework for further strategic and tactical planning to support the university’s long-range plan, “A Plan for a New Horizon – Envisioning Virginia Tech 2012-2018,” emerging Beyond Boundaries plans, and to position the division to meet the university’s technology needs into the future.

IT Events Calendar

  • Nov 14, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 What's New in Ed Tech: Trends in Le... What's New in Ed Tech: Trends in Learning Technologies for Higher Education 2018-9: This is a required course for the NLI Computer Refresh Program. In this session, current trends in higher education serve as the framework to discuss new technologies and evolutions in teaching strategies in our rapidly changing teaching and learning environments. Using the 2017 NMC Horizon Report as a launching pad, this session reviews trends in higher educational technologies that may have a direct impact on your teaching and research. Participants will get a chance to review an array of topics and hear where to find support for their interests on campus. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Identify which current trends in higher education have an impact on their teaching, learning, and research environments; Discuss the advantages and challenges of adopting current and cutting-edge technologies; Identify technologies and teaching strategies that they would like to learn more about; and Identify areas of the TLOS that could help support your own professional development needs.
  • Nov 27, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Canvas: Building Assignments Canvas: Building Assignments: In this workshop, participants will practice building out assignments of various submission types and explore how to build group assignments as well as how to give extra credit. Participants will also be provided with tips/strategies on how to use the assignments tool to maximize effectiveness of student performance.
  • Nov 29, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Ensemble: The Bootstrap 4 Grid Ensemble: The Bootstrap 4 Grid : This advanced topic discusses Bootstrap, the world's most popular responsive, mobile first framework. It can be used by web designers and developers to build responsive sites. Bootstrap 4 is also the grid technology underneath the One Ensemble templates. Come to learn how Bootstrap works and how designers and developers can apply bootstrap styles to the Virginia Tech page templates.
  • Dec 04, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Using Canvas to Complete Pathways Ass... Using Canvas to Complete Pathways Assessment: Beginning in Fall 2018, assessment data will be collected each time a Pathways course is taught. Participants in this course will learn how to use Canvas to find and import Pathways outcomes, align the outcomes with assignments and quizzes, and track student outcomes in the Learning Mastery Gradebook. This workshop is geared toward faculty who are currently teaching Pathways courses or anticipate teaching Pathways courses.

Units

Administration & Planning (A&P) group plays a variety of roles for the Division of Information Technology (IT). Areas of responsibility include strategic planning; policy development; communications within IT and with the university community; project coordination between elements of IT; project management; personnel services; administrative requests; computer purchasing and software distribution (Information Technology Procurement and Licensing Solutions); and coordination with the commonwealth's information technology agency.

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at Virginia Tech is an innovative and interdisciplinary environment advancing computational science, engineering and technology.

Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) provides the Virginia Tech community with stable, scalable and secure customer-focused systems, services and solutions.

Enterprise Systems (ES) supports the mission of Virginia Tech by providing an integrated portfolio of effective, secure, innovative, and reliable services including: Application Information Systems/Banner, Information Warehousing, Document Management Systems, Integration & Portal Services/My VT, Database Administration, Application Administration, and Web Hosting.

Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) and Lab focus on education and research in computer and network security. We provide tools and services, awareness, and guidance to help Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students to work towards a safe and secure IT environment for teaching, learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.

IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) is focused on collaboratively evolving and actively ensuring a high quality user experience when interacting with the Division of Information Technology. ITE² serves as the “front door” for users across the university, providing support and coordination of activities. ITE² also works closely with Division units to continuously review and improve the user experience.

Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) exists to enable Virginia Tech to succeed in its overall mission by providing and managing the university's information technology infrastructure and services

Secure Identity Services (SIS) is responsible for supporting Virginia Tech’s online identity management and authentication processes. SIS provides secure access to information resources, and supports robust web applications, middleware, online directories, and authentication technologies that integrate with teaching, learning, research, and outreach services throughout the university.

Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) serves the Virginia Tech community by working with faculty to design effective learning experiences, providing training to enhance digital fluency, and supporting innovative learning environments in traditional, distance, and hybrid courses.

Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education for students in the Commonwealth’s public high schools, colleges, and universities. The Virginia Cyber Range seeks to increase the number of fully prepared students entering the cybersecurity workforce in operations, development, and research.

Contact: Office of the Vice President for
Information Technology MC 0169
800 Drillfield Drive / Suite 314
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-4227
it.communications@vt.edu