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Tech Talks are back at the Computer Showcase

Tech Talks are back at the Computer Showcase at a brand new day and time! Join us for our regular series of workshops designed to help you discover new tech and make the most of the tech you already have. We offer demos and tutorials on hardware, software, apps, and products that might just change your world. Who: Open to… Read More »

Duderstadt Center fall open house Oct. 5

The Duderstadt Center provides a nexus for creative and technological innovation across all disciplines. Come see what new resources we are unveiling for the fall semester, available to the entire University of Michigan community! This is your first opportunity to experience the all new Visualization Studio, a powerful digital maker-space equipped with high end virtual reality development workstations, play… Read More »

Register today to attend SUMIT October 25

Mark your calendars for SUMIT_2018, U-M’s 14th annual cyber security conference on Thursday, October 25. Learn more and register today! Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) is the university’s flagship event for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Held at Rackham Auditorium, SUMIT is an exciting opportunity to hear recognized experts discuss the latest issues, trends, and threats in… Read More »

U-M hosts hackathon to lead development of next gen learning analytics platform

On August 2-3, U-M hosted eight of our peer institutions from the Unizin consortium, as well as developers from Google, to participate in a hackathon using the newly developed Unizin Data Platform (UDP). The UDP is a cloud-based, learning analytics infrastructure that commonly models behavioral, performance, and demographic dimensions of teaching and learning data. Participants used a representational… Read More »

ITS Information Quest hosts premier Tableau Symposium

The U-M Tableau Symposium hosted by the Information Quest team on August 27 was a great success. Tableau representatives opened the symposium with some background on how Tableau got started and delved into a few example cases which highlighted the ways U-M, and more specifically Michigan Medicine, can leverage the platform’s capabilities. The keynote speaker gave a brief… Read More »

OpenStreetMap conference Oct. 5-7

State of the Map US 2018, the OpenStreetMap user conference, will be held in Detroit, MI on 5-7 October this year! OpenStreetMap is the wikipedia of maps, an open, collaboratively edited map used for everything from international disaster response to autonomous vehicles. You can see the data in Apple Maps, Snapchat, Uber, Lyft, and dozens of other tools we use every day. State of the Map is particularly… Read More »

U-M GDPR journey discussed at forum

If you’re worried about the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in your unit, take a deep breath and relax. The university has got your back. Sol Bermann, university privacy officer and interim chief information security officer, and David Grimm, associate general counsel, reassured attendees at a July 26 GDPR open forum that—with the help of… Read More »

You’re invited: Celebrate Campus WiFi projects Sept. 7

Please join us to celebrate the completion of the Campus WiFi Upgrade and WiFi on the Diag projects. Because of these projects, WiFi was upgraded in over 250 buildings on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and made WiFi available on the Diag for the first time. All are welcome to attend! Steps of Hatcher Graduate Library 913… Read More »

ELI Annual Meeting: Call for proposals closes Sept. 6

By | August 23, 2018

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning, learning principles and practices, and learning technologies to explore, network, and share. For those interested, the meeting’s Call for Proposals closes on September 6. All submitted proposals are reviewed and evaluated by ELI and at least three peer reviewers. Presenters will be notified by… Read More »

2018 NMC Horizon Report now available from EDUCAUSE

By | August 22, 2018

For more than a decade, EDUCAUSE has partnered with the New Media Consortium (NMC) to publish the annual Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition. Earlier this year, EDUCAUSE acquired the rights to the NMC Horizon project, which identifies and describes the higher education trends, challenges, and developments in educational technology likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative… Read More »

Researchpalooza 2018

Games, prizes, and a T-Rex. Researchpalooza was the largest-ever! More than 4,000 faculty and staff perused 91 different offices and labs that serve biomedical research across campus. HITS was on hand to showcase their at-the-elbow support with “Help Me Now.” They were alongside the Research Engagement team who shared IT solutions and MiChart Research staff who helped guests… Read More »

First U-M Tableau Symposium August 27

By | August 14, 2018

The Information Quest team would like to invite you to the first ever U-M Tableau Symposium. Spend the afternoon building your Tableau skills and networking with other members of the university Tableau community, including the Michigan Medicine Analytics and Business Intelligence Team (ABI). Tableau (http://myumi.ch/6kZ8R) is a powerful tool used for business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics. U-M… Read More »

Check out GSuite & Box training this fall

The ITS Collaboration Services team is excited to offer a fall series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. The classes are offered at no-charge and are open for registration via My LINC.  Welcome to fall! Introduction to G-Suite (1hr) ITS_GOOC100 October 16, 1-2 p.m., Wolverine  – G010 Working with Google Drive (2hrs) ITS_GOOC102  September 12, 2-4 p.m., Shapiro… Read More »

Free online course certification will extend to U-M alumni

By | August 9, 2018

Beginning September 4, the University of Michigan’s 583,000 alumni worldwide can join faculty, staff, and students from all three campuses to earn individual course and course series certificates offered by Michigan Online at no cost. Michigan Online is U-M’s new global learning community that puts digital learning opportunities all in one place. The announcement by the Office of… Read More »

Call for proposals for the 2018 Michigan IT Symposium

How does your work move U-M forward in its mission to provide world-class teaching, research, and patient care? How is your work changing with the evolution of technology? Showcase your most innovative, IT-related project, service, or process improvement at the fifth annual Michigan IT Symposium, November 28 & 29, 2018 Submit your application before August 10. Important dates… Read More »

Export Controls CoP expands to address CUI

A new Community of Practice (CoP) group has been established to address the challenges U-M programs, faculty, students, and employees may face with the federal government’s Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program. The new U-M CUI CoP has evolved from the Export Controls CoP, which now falls under the umbrella of the CUI CoP. U-M, like all research universities,… Read More »

Gameful Learning Summer Institute encourages student learning ownership

On July 23 and 24, the second Gameful Summer Institute is hosting an event intended for higher education faculty, K-12 teachers, instructional designers, and education technology administrators who will learn how to encourage student ownership of learning.  “Anyone who watches someone play video games or board games or compete in athletic competitions knows that games are great at… Read More »

Summer training for U-M Box and Google

The ITS Collaboration Services team is excited to offer a summer series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. The classes are offered at no-charge and are open for registration via My LINC. Stay tuned for additional fall scheduled classes as well! Mail and Calendar (2hrs) ITS_GOOC101 July 10, 1-3 p.m., Shapiro 2054 Working with Google Drive (2hrs) ITS_GOOC102 July… Read More »

Learn about GDPR at July 26 open forum

You and all members of the U-M community are invited to a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Open Forum to learn more about U-M’s approach to GDPR compliance. Sol Bermann, university privacy officer and interim chief information security officer, and David Grimm, associate general counsel, will share U-M’s approach to GDPR compliance, demonstrate the processes and tools developed… Read More »