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AFS, Drupal, and WordPress website updates

Information and Technology Services (ITS) has been diligently working to improve web hosting services at U-M. As part of this effort, important updates regarding new Drupal and WordPress websites and compromised AFS websites have been made. Beginning June 30, 2024: After June 30, 2024, NEW Drupal/WordPress websites must be hosted on Pantheon at U-M or a different web… Read More »

Wolverine Crater opens for research

By | April 1, 2024

Our lunar base at Wolverine Crater was completed on April 1, 2024. This state-of-the art facility is the home of the Michigan Information Technology to Enable Networking in Space (MITTENS) team that deployed MUniverse, the first academic WiFi network in space, for our students, faculty, and staff to take remote learning and working to a whole new level.

TTC publishes ChatGPT Assignments book guide

The University of Michigan’s Teaching and Technology Collaborative has published a book guide (U-M login required) to help instructors incorporate ChatGPT assignments into their classrooms. The book guide, hosted on Academic Technology@Michigan, is based on the book 60+ ChatGPT Assignments to Use in Your Classroom Today (Yee et al., 2023). The guide provides an abbreviated introduction to using… Read More »

LSA’s WordPress websites now have improved support and security

LSA has changed hosting providers for the college’s WordPress websites, a service at no cost to the LSA community. They will now use Pantheon as its web platform, which will bring “improved service, support, and security to these sites,” says Cathy Curley, Chief Information Officer. LSA websites enable faculty and U-M staff to easily promote and share scholarship,… Read More »

On-demand Canvas External Tools site launches just in time for Winter term prep

ITS Teaching & Learning has launched a self-paced Canvas External Tools training site! The site raises awareness for the variety of external tools available to enhance U-M Canvas courses. Substituting live Zoom training, the Canvas External Tools Site offers access to workshop recordings/slides and help guides anytime, anywhere. Canvas External Tools Site features include: Instructors and staff are… Read More »

Technology supports researchers’ quest to understand parental discipline behaviors

How do different types of parental discipline behaviors affect children’s development in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? A group of researchers set out to understand that question. They used a large data set from UNICEF of several hundred thousand families. The data came from the fourth (2009–2013) and fifth (2012–2017) rounds of the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys. … Read More »

Alumni Association completes bidirectional DART-Salesforce integration

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan (AAUM) is proud to announce the completion of the bidirectional data integration of alumni data between the Donor and Alumni Relationship Tool (DART) and Salesforce. Working with the Office of University Development and the ITS DART team, the AAUM Salesforce instance is able to consume and publish alumni data updates… Read More »

Cellular service enhancements at the Big House: A bridge to what’s next

Michigan Stadium has had a busy summer preparing for a new season of Michigan Football. From scoreboards to Buddy’s Pizza, there are new experiences awaiting fans, including improved cellular service. Two carriers worked with Information & Technology Services (ITS), Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC), Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Facilities and Operations (F&O), and Michigan Athletics IT to… Read More »

LSA Technology Services partners with faculty to develop MacromoleculAR research application

In May 2023, LSA Technology Services launched a new application, MacromoleculAR, that provides an interactive augmented reality (AR) experience for users to view various molecular models.  The app was developed for Randy Stockbridge, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). And it’s not only great for the students in her course, but… Read More »

Secure Enclave Service rate approved, shortcode needed by July 25

The Secure Enclave Services (SES) provides improved performance for researcher workloads. ARC began billing researchers who consume more than 16 gigabytes (GB) of RAM (memory) per month on July 1, 2023.  The first 16 GB of RAM (memory) is covered by the U-M Research Computing Package (UMRCP). If you have not already requested or been granted the UMRCP,… Read More »

Automate your certificate management to prepare for shorter web security certificate lifetimes

By | June 14, 2023

Google recently announced their intention to reduce the maximum certificate lifetime that Google Chrome will accept for website security certificates from 398 days to only 90 days at some point in the future. When this happens, IT staff who are currently getting and installing new certificates by hand on each of their websites or other systems each year… Read More »