You could be using UM.Lessons and not know it


Does your department website contain a quiz or survey tool to collect data? If so, there’s a good chance that quiz was created with UM.Lessons and will need to be moved to another platform over the next several months. Here’s a quick way to check: search your HTML code and URLs for

UM.Lessons is an online quizzing tool originally developed by U-M in 1994. Due to declining use and stability, outdated functionality, and the potential for increased security risks, the university is planning to discontinue UM.Lessons on April 30, 2018. All UM.Lessons content (questions, lessons, and resources) will need to be migrated to Qualtrics, Canvas Quizzes, or a text document.

The UM.Lessons Retirement Project team will hold a drop-in migration clinic February 20 from 2–4 p.m. in the ScholarSpace in the Hatcher Library to provide one-on-one consulting and assist with migration solutions and resources. For steps on how to move content yourself see the UM.Lessons Migration How-to Guide or contact the project team at for help.

Cathy Crouch, ITS Teaching and Learning
Author: Cathy Crouch, ITS Teaching and Learning

Cathy is a business systems analyst senior with ITS Teaching and Learning. You can reach her at