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Canopy

Canopy is the web based interface with the Texas A&M System’s Financial Accounting Management Information System (FAMIS).  This system supports the day-to-day business operations required by departments.  It is maintained and supported by the FAMIS Services department, part of the Texas A&M System Offices. 

Compass

Compass is the name given to the student information system at Texas A&M University.  It is supported by the Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) department, providing services required by the offices, units and programs supported through the Provost Information Technology (IT) Office.

eCampus

eCampus is the name of the TAMU Learning Management System (LMS) implemented for Texas A&M University.  Blackboard Learn provides the underlying IT infrastructure.  It provides learning measurement, record keeping and learning tools for both the faculty and students of Texas A&M University.  The Instructional Technology Services department is tasked with providing the IT support for this system.

Home Visits

Home visits to work on TAMU computers is not permitted.  Liberal Arts IT professionals will offer support via remote access tools.  For serious issues, it is best if the equipment is returned to campus where we can work on it personally.  If there is an extenuating circumstance (such as a major long term illness or disability), please e-mail liberalartsit@tamu.edu for consideration.

iPayments

iPayments is a third party vendor web based application associated with the electronic processing of inter-departmental fund transfers (IDTs), Accounts Receivables (ARs) and deposits within the larger context of FAMIS.  Support is coordinated through TAMU Financial Management Services department.

OARDocs

This is a document storage and retrieval system used by many colleges within TAMU. It was designed to facilitate the processing of applications, especially for graduate students, transfer students and applicants for re-admission.  It is supported by the Provost IT department to assist the Office of Admissions and Records, hence the OAR.

Old Equipment: 

This college guideline recommends that computer equipment that is either no longer in use or does not meet minimum requirements be surplused. This is designed to insure that college IT resources are capable of being properly updated, secured and compliant.

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be able to function properly with supported operating systems (Win10, OSX 13-14)
  • Must be able to receive updates from Microsoft, Apple and the college WSUS server
  • Must be able to receive group policy and SCCM policies for security controls

For computers that can neither be compliant nor replaced, network connectivity may be revoked.

When a device’s manufacturer warranty has expired, the faculty or department will assume the cost of any necessary replacement parts.

Liberal Arts IT is under no obligation to support devices that do not meet minimum security requirements.

If you have questions or concerns, please email liberalartsit@tamu.edu and a professional will reach out to discuss this with you. Alternatively, you may contact the Director of Liberal Arts Information Technology.

Personal Computers

Personal computers are not a part of what Liberal Arts IT supports.  Some IT professionals may elect to assist depending on the scenario but they do so independent of their work for the college.  Liberal Arts IT will be happy to extend some direction if requested.


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