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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 »

15 things students (and others) can do at Michigan Online

By | April 7, 2020

Michigan Online contains more than 180 learning experiences and is available free to U-M students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For students, it is a place to take courses, participate in Teach-Outs, and earn degrees all from the comfort of their own homes. Especially during these difficult times, it is a great way for anyone to broaden their knowledge, complement… Read More »

Tech Tip: Temporary software upgrades

This month, I am sharing information on some providers that have extended their services and are offering free upgrades to help users being impacted by COVID-19. As you know, each day is different and companies are doing their best to keep up with demand. This list only covers some services that I am currently aware of, so keep… Read More »

At home during Coronavirus pandemic? U-M offers online courses, exhibits, speakers

By | March 20, 2020

Living rooms around the world can become places to learn how to start a business for social impact or to peek inside a museum to see homemade ancient wooden toy horses from Roman Egypt. U-M is providing multiple opportunities to learn and explore online while staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic: U-M’s art and performance organizations and… 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 »

FutureLearn Campus provides additional course access to U-M students, staff, and alumni

By | March 16, 2020

U-M and the Center for Academic Innovation are proud to be the first university partner with social learning platform FutureLearn in the launch of FutureLearn Campus. This new offering in the platform allows Michigan students, staff, and alumni access to online short courses on FutureLearn.  “Both FutureLearn and the University of Michigan are committed to delivering high-quality education… Read More »

New programs in data science & analytics at UM-Flint offer innovative career pathways

By | March 6, 2020

UM-Flint is poised to help more students to succeed in big data with the introduction of three new programs in data science and analytics offered across three departments and at the undergraduate and graduate levels: B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Data Science B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Data Analytics Graduate Certificate in Data Sciences… Read More »