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U-M first in nation to offer WiFi 6E; universitywide accomplishment is an investment in the future

The University of Michigan is the first university in the nation to offer WiFi 6E to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. Learn how the WiFi Upgrade Project team replaced more than 16,000 wireless access points (APs) in over 225 indoor and outdoor locations despite a global chip shortage and supply chain disruptions.

A new look for eProcurement transactions

Starting May 16, eProcurement users will experience a new look and feel for transactions in the M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources system. This change is part of a larger effort to update several M-Pathways modules to a responsive design and ensures the university maintains vendor support. Review the eProcurement Modernization – Overview of Changes for a complete list… Read More »

Michigan Medicine to replace MLearning, first step in developing new Talent Management platform

Editor’s note: This project’s timeline has shifted from July to November 2022. Michigan Medicine Headlines has full details. This July, MLearning – the system Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and students use to register for and complete many regular, required training activities – will be replaced. In conjunction with this change, the “MLearning” brand is being retired, and will… Read More »

Academic Innovation, Coursera to team up for 10 XR-enhanced courses

The University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation and the online learning platform Coursera are partnering on ten new courses enhanced by extended reality technologies. In these new courses, learners will be able to develop skills critical to the future of work and society and leverage XR technology to provide a level of immersion only possible in virtual,… Read More »

U-M moves exclusively to slacks

By | April 1, 2022

The Michigan IT Steerage Committee is happy to announce that the university has signed an enterprise licensing agreement to use slacks. Effective April 1, 2023, only khaki slacks will be allowed for all faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine campuses. Dresses, jeans, kilts, shorts, skirts, and swimsuits will no longer be considered… Read More »

3D interactive anatomy table gets new features

Note: This article was co-authored by Kai Donovan, Media & Learning Technologies Specialist, University Library. The Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL) is excited to announce that the new Table 8 software update is available on their anatomy dissection Anatomage Table to enhance human and animal anatomy and physiology instruction, learning, and research. Located just inside the glass doors… Read More »

Join the Michigan IT Slack workspace!

We are excited to invite you to join us on our Michigan IT Slack workspace on the U-M Slack Enterprise Grid.  Michigan IT Communities of Practice have been using the workspace to communicate with their members in public channels since December. You can find them by searching for “cop” in the Browse channels area. The Hacks with Friends… Read More »

Log4J Zero-day Vulnerability and the U-M Response

In early December 2021, the world was faced with yet another massive zero-day vulnerability, when news broke that Log4j was being used to perform remote code execution and provide unauthorized access to servers. This vulnerability was quickly exploited to do everything from crypto-currency mining to ransomware installation.  Log4j is a piece of open-source software used by numerous vendors… Read More »

Trade up your tech. For the little victors.

By | February 21, 2022

The Tech Shop trade-in program is back, and it’s all for the little victors! When you trade in old tech, you get instant store credit toward a new technology purchase from Tech Shop. And, now through March 26, Tech Shop will also make a donation to Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan (DMUM) for every tech device traded!… Read More »

Microsoft Teams now available for Michigan Medicine

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) recently launched Microsoft Teams across Michigan Medicine, for use by faculty, staff, and learners. This secure digital workspace brings together conversation and content into one platform, enabling more efficient productivity, cloud-based convenience, and collaboration across Michigan Medicine. The Teams launch is a major milestone of Michigan Medicine’s broader Microsoft 365 effort.    Teams is a powerhouse app, seamlessly combining chat,… Read More »