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Building the world’s first accessible AI chat interface

On August 21, 2023, the University of Michigan launched what we believe to be the first accessible web chat interface to send prompts to GPT-4 and other large language models — U-M GPT. This application is designed for accessibility according to international standards, optimized for usability with common assistive technology, and built without the barriers found in some…
Professional Development, Top Stories

Make the most out of your career in technology with the Michigan IT Mentor Program

The Michigan IT Mentor Program has fostered a vibrant community of technology enthusiasts at the University of Michigan for the past five years. With a steadfast commitment to connecting individuals passionate about technology, the program continues to expand its reach to various groups across the university. Offering year-round, diverse mentorship options, including short-term, long-term, and group mentoring, this…
Safe Computing, Top Stories

U-M requiring password reset for all UMICH (Level-1) accounts

The University of Michigan has mandated that passwords for all UMICH (Level-1) accounts be changed by the end of Sept. 12. An email informing faculty, staff and students across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, as well as Michigan Medicine, was sent from Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology, and Sol Bermann, chief information security officer.…

Message from the VPIT-CIO

New generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) resources are available for campus, along with a new website to support teaching, Academic Technology@Michigan.

Profiles in IT: Ray Khamo–Microsoft maestro

Ray Khamo, senior technical business systems analyst at HITS, works to ensure that Michigan Medicine’s default communication software runs smoothly. On his days off, you might find him on the green aiming for the perfect shot or cooking a feast for friends and family–his trusty friend, Beau, not far behind.

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This month in EDUCAUSE: Privacy, teaching post-pandemic, accessibility, and VR

My name is Irina (Irene) Knokh. I’m the EDUCAUSE ambassador for U-M and your advocate for EDUCAUSE. I provide articles of interest and upcoming trends in each newsletter. Key articles of interest: “Chief Privacy Officer: Positioning Privacy in Higher Ed” by Susan Bouregy, Jeff Gassaway, Blanche Stovall, and our own Svetla Sytch. Privacy has evolved from a primarily…

Safe Computing

Cosign retirement success

Originally designed at U-M more than twenty years ago, Cosign was once widely used across higher education. The degree to which U-M had integrated Cosign into countless applications was a testament to its success. However, the user base dwindled at U-M and across higher ed as institutions transitioned to more modern authentication protocols (OIDC and SAML). At U-M…

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