Author Archives: Ken Caldwell
Sheri Fillip, audiovisual expert at the Ross School of Business, helps people accomplish their goals for events at Robertson Auditorium, Blau Colloquium, Tauber Colloquium, Corner Commons, and in classrooms. In this MITN interview, she shares how her team prepares and executes large events like Hacks With Friends.
U-M announced three new online, master’s-level programs in the fields of public health, social work, and sustainability and development. Learners can find the curriculum on Michigan Online, which provides access to hundreds of courses, teach-outs, certificate programs and fully online degrees.
The AV Technology community of practice united to support Michigan Medicine as HITS outfitted a potential field hospital with AV equipment. While the need for the field hospital is evolving, the experience demonstrates that relationships are being strengthened across Michigan IT.
As U-M has shifted to offering classes, programs, and events in alternative and virtual formats, Michigan IT has risen to the challenge by enabling and supporting the most cutting-edge conferencing services available.
Cross-campus network infrastructure teams have been working together to activate MWireless as the primary wireless network at UM-Dearborn, effective April 1.
The Michigan Undergraduate Laptop Program has moved from LSA to the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) where it will have broader impact to support students in U-M schools and colleges across the institution.
In support of attending classes, events, and meetings virtually, ITS will host virtual BlueJeans training and drop-in sessions. Live sessions begin March 12 and continue through the month, with recordings to be published afterward.
Fifteen pitches have been received across five categories. But only one can win the vaunted golden disk drive.
BlueJeans will add closed captioning in February. Meeting participants will be able to switch on “automated” Closed Captions with a check box in Settings.
Don’t forget to download your meeting recordings within 90 days. Once deleted, there are no backups and they cannot be recovered. Per a new policy, BlueJeans Network no longer keeps recordings on record.
ITS Desktop Backup Service is provided to faculty on the UM-Ann Arbor campus, excluding the Medical School, at no additional cost. In addition, it will also be included in the MiWorkspace desktop support service for both faculty and staff.
ITS is moving MWireless to the faster, more reliable 5GHz channel that is pervasive across campus. Less than 3% of older, incompatible devices must use “eduroam” to stay connected.
ITS and BlueJeans Network are bringing a new feature called to U-M’s preferred conferencing service. Breakout Sessions allows meeting moderators to create separate rooms and move participants in and out of them as needed.
U-M held almost a quarter of a million BlueJeans meetings in 12 months—about 37% more than the previous fiscal year. There were also over 900,000 people using the service.
47 interns participated in the ITS Summer Internship Program. Wondering how much they accomplished in 13 weeks? As it turns out, quite a lot. And it had little to do with running for coffee.
Watch this video that showcases a new set of Guiding Principles for Accessibility that ITS published to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the services it offers to campus.
ITS is retiring Adobe CS6 products from its services (Campus Computing Sites, UMichITAM, and MiWorkspace) by August 1 and recommends units transition to the Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) or Value Incentive Program (VIP).
ITS has announced that, effective immediately, users of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 must sign in with an Adobe/Enterprise ID to use Adobe software purchased through ITS.
A new ITS webpage outlines progress to make its workplace more diverse, inclusive, and equitable: Over 450 DEI course completions by 276 staff, a new set of Guiding Principles for Accessibility, and more.
Over 140 participants in the Michigan IT community collaborated to build 18 diverse projects over two days. Along the way, they made connections that will last.