Joel Iverson, ITS Communications

Joel Iverson, ITS Communications

Contact Joel at iversj@umich.edu.

2021 Hacks with Friends — a completely different experience

The pandemic kept many events from happening over the past year, but the 2021 Hacks with Friends (HWF) was not one of them. The first-ever virtual Hacks with Friends kicked off on May 7 with the first of three Friday sessions thanks to the organization and resourcefulness of the planning committee, led by co-chairs Joe Lubomirski (Dearborn ITS)… Read More »

Classic Wolverine Access will retire on March 14

The transition to the new Wolverine Access gateway has been successful. New Wolverine Access has had more than 4.3 million visits since it launched on September 27, 2020. It provides individuals a personalized experience with quick and secure access to the many U-M tools and systems used for school, work, and other university activities. ITS is now moving… Read More »

Hacks with Friends event, coming May 2021

Plans are underway for a first virtual Michigan IT Hacks with Friends event to take place over the first three Fridays in May 2021 (May 7, 14, and 21). Co-chairs Joe Lubomirski, UM-Dearborn ITS, and Kenny Moore, UM-Ann Arbor ITS, and the event planning committee are developing the framework for an event you are not going to want… Read More »

Host drop-in meetings virtually over Zoom with Remote Office Hours Queue

ITS recently updated the Remote Office Hours Queue (ROHQ) application to support U-M Zoom meetings. The ROHQ software allows users to create meeting queues that virtually simulate waiting in line to meet with someone. ROHQ can be used for in-person queueing, virtual queueing with a unique videoconferencing meeting for each attendee, and even hybrid (both in person and… Read More »

Virtual 2020 Michigan IT Symposium exceeds expectations

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium was held virtually November 10–12, 2020, with the theme “Innovative solutions to support the university mission.” Event highlights included: A leadership conversation between U-M VPIT-CIO Ravi Pendse and Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy Pendse’s fireside chat with keynote speaker Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO 18 fascinating breakout sessions… Read More »

Register for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

Join colleagues from across U-M for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. Experience this energizing opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other IT professionals, and hear from campus leaders and innovators who are employing technology to empower the leaders and best! Details at-a-glance When: November 10 – 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each day (including breaks)Where: Virtually through Zoom… Read More »

Registration opens Oct. 20 for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium will take place virtually November 10–12. This year’s theme is “Innovative solutions to support the university mission” and will feature 19 breakout session opportunities and virtual poster sessions. The goal for the 2020 symposium is to come together to highlight innovation happening across the university, engage with each other, and share and discuss… Read More »

New version of Wolverine Access launched

Visitors to Wolverine Access experienced a new gateway to university systems and resources beginning September 27. The new Wolverine Access makes it easier to find and “bookmark” frequently-used tools and resources within the U-M digital universe, has a mobile-friendly design that is easy to use on all devices, and is built on a more modern and secure platform… Read More »

MyLA analytics tools support student learning experiences

Supporting student motivation and self-regulation through online tools has become more important than ever with the shift to remote learning for fall, and My Learning Analytics (MyLA) is ready to help. Designed by U-M faculty Stephanie Teasley and Matt Kay from the School of Information and Stuart Karabenick from the School of Education, in collaboration with Information and… Read More »

75 proposals submitted for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

THANK YOU! Thank You! Thank you to everyone who found the time to submit a poster or presentation proposal for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. A total of 75 proposals were received representing units, schools and colleges, and project teams from UM-Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine, and UM-Dearborn. The planning committee is extremely pleased with the enthusiastic support of… Read More »

Save the date! 2020 Michigan IT Virtual Symposium

Mark your calendars for the Michigan IT Virtual Symposium, November 10-12, 2020. That’s right. “Virtual.” The pandemic has changed our approach in planning for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. Due to constraints regarding a face-to-face event, the planning committee has worked with the Michigan IT Steering committee to develop the framework for a rich and rewarding virtual experience. … Read More »

Preview the new Wolverine Access

Visitors to Wolverine Access this week may have noticed an invitation to try a new version of the gateway to many university systems and resources. Because the current platform is out of date by today’s standards, ITS has pursued an alternate technology for a new Wolverine Access gateway built on a more modern, secure technology platform called OneCampus.… Read More »

Hacks with Friends 2020: Envisioning solutions for today and the future

The sixth annual Hacks with Friends (HWF) welcomed 123 IT and technology professionals and advocates (including four students) from across Michigan IT to the Ross School of Business on March 5 and 6. This year’s event had the most diverse representation of units and groups from any previous year with 22 different affiliated groups involved from three of the… Read More »

Hacks with Friends 2020 registration now open

Register today for Hacks with Friends 2020—a fun-filled event where you have two days to break out of your confines, form a team, build a project (or hack) from scratch, and show it off in a competition!  The 2020 Hacks with Friends (HWF) will take place March 5–6 at the Ross School of Business. HWF is open to… Read More »

Hacks with Friends: Save the date!

Plan to attend! Hacks with Friends takes place Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Ross School of Business. Hacks with Friends (HWF) is a spirited two day hack event for all University of Michigan IT and technology professionals and advocates are encouraged to break out and have some fun creating, collaborating, and doing what… Read More »

A successful 2019 Michigan IT Symposium

The sixth annual Michigan IT Symposium was held November 25-26, 2019 in the Michigan League with more breakout sessions, more opportunities to network, and more opportunities to grow professionally than ever before: Over 540 University of Michigan IT and technology professionals and advocates came together to share ideas and celebrate the expertise, innovation and talents of the Michigan… Read More »