This procedure outlines the process for requesting new technologies (hardware and software) for the
classrooms and labs, maintained by the UNT Dallas Office of Information Technology.
Due to the complexity of this task, there will be set dates in which new technology requests
will be accepted, reviewed, tested, approved/denied, and installed. These dates will be before the fall
and spring semesters and before the summer terms. Details about this new procedure have been
The software approval process can take up to thirty (30) days for approval. The last day to
request software for the installation dates are listed below:
The purpose of the new technology approval procedure is to ensure that software purchased by the
university and departments:
Step One: Contact the Provosts Office for preliminary evaluation of your request. If approved, your
request will be forwarded to the UNT Dallas IT department (via help ticket) for evaluation of the new
technology. During this phase, compatibility testing with the new technology requested and the current
infrastructure will be conducted.
Tips for new request: Include what the pedagogical needs are for the request and a projected date by
which the request needs to be fulfilled (the IT department cannot guarantee the projected date will be
met but will work diligently to accommodate the requestor).
Step Two: Upon approval from a technological perspective, IT will work with Purchasing and Payment
System (PPS) and Legal to verify the license agreement falls in alignment with system wide policies and procedures. IT will then submit the request to the appropriate Dean for final approval to purchase the new technology.
Step Three: Once the requested technology has been purchased, it will be implemented during one of
the installation dates mentioned above. Completion of all of the steps mentioned above are necessary
and no new technology will be deployed without completing this process entirely.