Information Technology (SON-IT)

The Duke University School of Nursing Information Technology office (SON-IT) provides leadership and support to develop, integrate, and promote the best use of instructional and computer technology. SON-IT provides internal technical support to the School of Nursing in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology and Duke Health Technology Solutions, the two organizations that provide support for the University and Health System respectively.

Full-time SON-IT staff manage the School of Nursing servers, the in-house network, hundreds of workstations and laptops, the Sakai learning management system, software licensing, multimedia learning resource applications, production resources, a recording studio, video editing, and a wide variety of professional presentation equipment and computers used in the school’s classrooms. SON-IT staff provide IT assistance to School of Nursing faculty, staff, and students through a fully staffed IT service desk. Additionally, SON-IT provides audiovisual and technology support during classes and on scheduled weekends, coordinating the integration of new and innovative technologies into the classroom. Other services include website and application development. SON-IT provides ongoing technical training to faculty and students in groups and through one-on-one communication on all technology used within the school, including the Sakai online learning management system.