Rita Girardi, ITS Communications

Rita is a member of the ITS communications team and editor of Michigan IT News. Contact her at girardi@umich.edu.

Google Jamboard demo June 19

Google has introduced Jamboard, a new, free service at the University of Michigan. Jamboard allows for real-time collaborative whiteboarding between multiple people simultaneously, no matter where they are physically. Jamboard is a dynamic and fun way to ensure that everyone in a meeting – including remote workers – can collaboratively use whiteboards to take notes, brainstorm, conduct meetings,… Read More »

U-M to host Precision Medicine World Conference focusing on Big Data

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at U-M’s Ross School of Business, June 6-7, 2018. The conference coincides with U-M’s launch of a Precision Health research initiative, which combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions. The conference program, which will focus… Read More »

CTools project sites reminder

ITS recently completed an initial round of communications to all faculty and staff CTools project site owners. Since communications started last September, site owners have downloaded 650 sites and deleted over 1,400 sites. The target date for transitioning all active project sites from CTools is August 31, 2018; however, individual units may choose an earlier date. All historical… Read More »

CTools project site migration clinic happens Nov. 10

The ITS CTools team will host a project site migration clinic on Friday, November 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ScholarSpace in Hatcher Graduate Library, room 206. If you own a project site in CTools, this is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with a CTools expert to get help downloading your project site content and learn about alternative… Read More »

U-M faculty & staff to present at EDUCAUSE

A contingent of U-M faculty and staff will make their mark at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference this year, including VPIT-CIO Kelli Trosvig. She is one of ten representatives from the university who will present at the event, which takes place October 31–November 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Trosvig will co-host a session on Supporting Innovation and Collaboration… Read More »

Google Team Drives rolls out Oct. 25

Starting Wednesday, October 25, users can request Google Team Drives by filling out a request form on the Google at U-M Website or by contacting the ITS Service Center. Team Drives is a new feature of Google Drive that allows groups of colleagues to access, create, store, search, and collaborate with their team-owned files. This team-based ownership model… Read More »

CTools offers download tool & clinics for project sites migration

Thanks to the School of Dentistry for partnering with ITS this summer to pilot the self-service project site download tool and migration clinics. They provided valuable feedback that confirmed the ease of using the tool as well as the value of one-on-one consultations. The project site migration tool is now available to all project site owners in CTools.… Read More »

New service sites, learning resources for U-M Box & Google

The ITS Collaboration Services team has been hard at work redesigning its websites and developing new ways to help campus learn about Box and Google. NEW U-M Box and U-M Google service sites. The new websites focus on device independence, consumable information, usability, findability, and accessibility to provide a seamless user experience. NEW Learning Resources tool for U-M Box and… Read More »