Campus Software Systems

Michigan Tech IT supports a rich set of software systems, ranging from the campus ERP system, Banner, to the Campus Common Core Software (over 300 desktop applications).

Asset Management

Our asset management system tracks our computing hardware and software assets. This helps us measure desktop and software usage throughout the campus.


Michigan Tech uses Canvas as its Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas provides instructors and students with a web-based home for each of their courses. Course content and materials, including syllabi, lecture notes or slides, files and links to external sources, and audio-video content can be made available to students in a secure environment. Canvas also allows instructors to easily communicate with their students, deliver assignments and quizzes online, allows for online submission of student assignments, conduct online discussions, and more. All Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff can access Canvas with their standard university userid and password from the Canvas login page.

Database Support

We support and operate many database instances in MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

Document Imaging (ImageNow)

We run a document imaging service to sort accounting information (invoices, receipts, etc) in a paperless format.

Issue Management

We run the Footprints and Request Tracker (RT) issue-tracking and ticketing systems, which are used to help various departments (including IT) across campus deliver consistent and reliable service.

Library Software Support

We support several software systems and databases for the Library.

NetVuPoint (Dining Services)

NetVuPoint is a web-based reporting application for the Micros Point-of-sale systems.

Room Reservations and Scheduling

We support several room scheduling and reservation software packages.

Software Purchasing

We coordinate the purchasing of software on campus, negotiate software contracts, etc.


We offer training for several pieces of software commonly used across campus.

Application Support

We help our users with various desktop and web-based applications.

Athletics IT Systems

We support systems such as DragonFly, GamePlan, and Video Edit that are specific to the Athletics Department at Michigan Tech.

BANNER Support

We support various facets of our Banner system, such as Banweb, SEVIS, Oracle Reports, etc.

Content Management System

We support the Rhythmics content management system used by Michigan Tech's University Marketing and Communications group.

Instant Messaging

We offer an instant messaging system for the campus community.


We monitor computer lab usage in realtime in order to help us make usage-based, lab resource allocation decisions.

License Servers

We run multiple license servers that enforce the license terms of the many software packages we support on campus.

Payment System Support

We support and secure all of the credit card payment systems used on campus.

Software Licensing/Contract Management

We centrally manage a large set of software licenses for the benefit of Michigan Tech.

UPS World Ship (Retail)

University Images and the Campus Bookstore interact with software provided by UPS to manage their shipping.