Update: As of July 1, 2010, Ilios 1.0 is no longer available for license as we focus our efforts on a complete overhaul of the application.
Please check out the Ilios 2.0 Project website to learn more about the next version of Ilios and our plans for sharing the application with the Health Professions Education community.
The information below is being provided solely for reference purposes.
Technical Requirements for Ilios 1.0
This information is designed to help business officers, administrators and technology managers who are responsible for the assessment, and potential licensing, functional implementation, and/or technical support of Ilios. The following points should be considered before Ilios is licensed and implemented.
The UCSF Information Services Unit (ISU) would like to ensure that adopters of Ilios are completely satisfied with the technical implementation of Ilios. To this end, it is important that we establish expectations for UCSF technical support and clearly define the licensee’s requirements for on-site personnel, hardware, and software needed to adequately support Ilios. Your decision to license and implement Ilios should not only be based on its pedagogical relevance to your curriculum, but also on your ability to have the resources necessary to fully utilize and maintain the application.Key Points to Consider Prior to Implementing Ilios
Ilios was designed and created in a joint effort between UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine Office of Educational Technology (OET)and Information Services Unit (ISU). ISU is responsible for the technical aspects of Ilios. Before deciding to implement Ilios as your curriculum management tool, please consider the following two points in regards to technical requirements and support:
The following sections describe the level of support that ISU offers, requirements for maintaining and utilizing the application, and high level requirements for installation and configuration.
Limitations on Support
The primary motivation for creating Ilios was to drive the School of Medicine’s highly collaborative curriculum. It was not originally intended for distribution.
Ilios is licensed as-is. UC Regents makes no warranty, expressed or implied, that Ilios is free of bugs or other defects. However, Ilios is a mature and stable system that has been driving a complex curriculum at UCSF for several years. ISU will strive to ensure a successful implementation and to help identify and solve issues which may arise, according to the following conditions.
Ilios’ complexity requires several distinct skill sets to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify. The following are the minimum required personnel and skills:
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Ilios is a complex system that requires many separate pieces to function properly. It is important to have a thorough understanding of the hardware, software, and skills required to install, maintain, and modify Ilios.