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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 »

Michigan IT Governance/CoP activity for August and September

By | August 31, 2020

Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Below is a summary of August 2020 Governance & CoP meetings, as well as upcoming meeting information for September. To learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your… Read More »

MIDAS events connect researchers and technology

By | August 28, 2020

MIDAS Reproducibility Day Join MIDAS on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 2 pm to 5 pm (note: this is a new time), to virtually celebrate the exemplary work of U-M researchers, and attend presentations by the winners of the MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge. The keynote speaker, Beth Plale, director of the Data to Insight Center at Indiana University Bloomington, researches new… Read More »

Teaching resources for fall 2020

Throughout the summer many units, including the Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC), have been producing workshops and training sessions under the umbrella “R2GB.” Current and upcoming training sessions are listed in this link. Recordings of similar, past, ITS sessions may be found in this playlist. Recorded topics include, Student Engagement Online, Zoom For Teaching, Recording Techniques for Online… Read More »

Boardwork in online classes

By | August 20, 2020

Boardwork is an essential part of any course that requires free-hand writing, for example math or languages with non-Latin scripts. If you support faculty who use boardwork as part of their teaching, here are two options from LSA Technology Services that achieve the same effect online.  Digital whiteboard: The first option is to use an electronic whiteboard. This… Read More »

One-credit class for curious students with no CS background

By | August 4, 2020

Discover Computer Science provides a basic background in all the skills a student needs to pursue further education in computing. If you’re intrigued by computing but afraid to dive in, an introductory course returning this fall may be just what you need. EECS 198: Discover Computer Science is a one-credit course designed for curious students with no programming… Read More »

Consider taking a Michigan Online course

By | August 4, 2020

Michigan Online contains more than 180 learning experiences and is available free to University of Michigan students, faculty, staff and alumni. Through the Coursera for Campus initiative, U-M students, faculty and staff also have free access to the entire Coursera catalog of more than 4,000 unique learning experiences.  It is a place to take courses, participate in Teach-Outs, and… Read More »

Michigan IT CoP activity for July and August

Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Here is a summary of May 2020 CoP meetings, as well as upcoming meeting information for June and July. To learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your… Read More »

Michigan IT CoP activity for May, June, July

Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Here is a summary of May 2020 CoP meetings, as well as upcoming meeting information for June and July. To learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your… Read More »

Detroit Center offers virtual event planning services

Instead of canceling your upcoming event, let the U-M Detroit Center (UMDC) help you transition to hosting online. This service helps those looking pivot to digitally hosting events in this new and changing landscape. UMDC offers a range of options, from consultations to running technology during the event itself. Features and benefits of these virtual event planning services include. A consultation to help determine the best… Read More »

A virtual journey exploring Pride

By | June 1, 2020

Beginning in the U.S. in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Pride was a radical claiming of space, self-affirmation, and dignity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) communities. Over the past several decades, this phenomenon has begun to have a meaningful impact on society on a global scale. More specifically, in North America, Pride goes beyond a… Read More »

Online Teaching at U-M site provides faculty resources

By | May 4, 2020

To support the university community in preparing for the fall term, the Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) has just launched Online Teaching at U-M, a new website hosting resources and learning experiences to help faculty and instructional staff learn to teach effectively online. While the original focus of CAI’s work was intended to extend U-M’s reach and impact through… Read More »

ITS offers online Canvas workshops

ITS Teaching & Learning is hosting a series of live Canvas workshops called “Teaching Online with Canvas Workshops: From Good to Great.” Sessions are held daily at noon. Topics will change based on need and interest. Please share this information with faculty and staff in your units who might be interested. Visit the Canvas training page to register. All sessions are… Read More »

Tech Tip: Private search engines

This month, I am sharing a few internet search services that focus on privacy. Yes, Google is a great way to find information on the internet. However, there are quite a few alternatives available that may produce similar/better results, do not store user data, provide identical results for all users (not personalized), and do not track you as… Read More »

Enriching Scholarship cancelled, other options available

By | April 7, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Enriching Scholarship has been cancelled for this year. However, many workshops will still be offered remotely throughout the coming months. You can view all upcoming workshops on the TeachTech website, including a full slate of upcoming sessions on remote teaching. In addition to in-person sessions, you may also be interested in the IT4U Webinars offered by ITS.… Read More »