Tag Archives: collaboration

ITS will not offer Slack as a centralized service

Due to the anticipated availability of Google Hangouts Chat and Microsoft Teams later this summer, ITS will not offer Slack or Slack Enterprise Grid as a centralized campus service. As a reminder to current Slack users: Slack may not be used with sensitive university data, including data protected by FERPA. Slack accounts are considered to be personal accounts… Read More »

Microsoft 365 coming June 28: Here’s what you need to know

Read the FAQ and review the User Impacts and Data Migration page for a complete list of tools and applications affected by this change, as well as details on user impacts, migration paths, and actions needed. As previously announced, under Microsoft’s new licensing model, U-M will have access to Microsoft 365, including the Office 365 suite and potentially… Read More »

New software tool supports student collaboration

By | April 18, 2019

Academic Innovation teamed up with faculty from the College of Engineering to create Tandem, a tailored software tool that supports students working on group projects. Tandem is currently being piloted in Engineering 100 with a group of 60 students. Tandem’s asks students about their personalities and work preferences in a beginning of term survey. The tool then uses… Read More »

Microsoft 365 project update for academic campuses

As previously announced, U-M recently re-negotiated the licensing agreement with Microsoft, which will provide an expanded set of tools and services to faculty, staff, and students. Late last week, the team discovered a set of issues that requires a delay of the targeted release date for academic campuses from early May to late June/early July. As part of… Read More »

Google Apps Script UI service ending

By | February 21, 2019

Google announced that it will discontinue its Apps Script UI Service on July 15, 2019. Apps Script is a development platform used to create applications that integrate with G Suite. Only the UI service is being discontinued. Apps Script will remain available. We have notified affected U-M users based on a list we received from Google. This is… Read More »

Check out GSuite & Box training this winter

The Collaboration Services team is pleased to announce that, following this year’s pilot, we are continuing the in-person training program. Classes are offered to U-M faculty and staff at no-charge. Register via My LINC. We have scheduled classes throughout 2019 offering each class once a quarter. You can see the course offerings on the U-M Box website and the  U-M… Read More »

Dearborn students make gains using financial data technology

By | September 14, 2018

The latest stock market results scrolled across the top of the room. And, in U-M Dearborn’s College of Business finance lab, students researched the reasons behind those numbers through a newly formed partnership with Bloomberg Finance. The COB recently acquired Bloomberg Terminals and courses began incorporating the dozen specialized software machines and keyboards — located in the new Bloomberg Finance Lab —… 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 »

U-M IT collaboration improves UMnet on the Ann Arbor campus

Kudos to the ITS UMnet team and our Michigan IT partners across the Ann Arbor campus for an effort that will result in a more secure and reliable UMnet enterprise network. In August, 2016, ITS Network Engineering audited the UMnet enterprise network and identified 300 instances where VLANs (virtual local area network) had been spanned across two or… Read More »

Changes to Office 365 Education for U-M alumni & retirees

Previously, Microsoft allowed anyone affiliated with an educational institution to sign up for a free, personally-provisioned Office 365 Education account by using their .edu email. Due to a shift in the way that Microsoft licenses their products to the university, alumni and retiree Office 365 accounts will be decommissioned by July 31, 2018. The new licensing approach by… 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 »

Google Jamboard demo June 19

Google has introduced Jamboard, a new, free service at the University of Michigan. Jamboard allows for real-time collaborative whiteboarding between multiple people simultaneously, no matter where they are physically. Jamboard is a dynamic and fun way to ensure that everyone in a meeting – including remote workers – can collaboratively use whiteboards to take notes, brainstorm, conduct meetings,… Read More »

Collab Services adds additional Google & Box training

The ITS Collaboration Services team is adding additional sessions to their instructor-led training for U-M faculty and staff. They are offered at no-charge and open for registration via My LINC. Google Sites – ITS GOOC104 May 18, 11 am-noon, Wolverine Tower Training Room 2 (G010) G-Suite using Mail and Calendar – ITS_GOOC101 June 11, 1-3 pm, Wolverine Tower Training Room… Read More »

Spring training with Collab Services

The ITS Collaboration Services team is happy to offer a spring series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. They are offered at no-charge and open for registration via My LINC. G-Suite using Mail and Calendar – ITS_GOOC101 March 20, 2-3pm, Wolverine Tower Training Room 1 (G010) Working With Google and Box – ITS_GOOC200 March 21,… Read More »

Sign up for new collab training sessions

The ITS Collaboration Team is happy to offer three new instructor-led training sessions to faculty and staff. All sessions are free of charge and are now open for registration via My LINC. Working with U-M Box – ITS_BOXC100 2/2/2018 1:00-3:00; Shapiro 2054; REGISTER (2 hrs) This hands-on instructor-led session demonstrates how to get the most out of your U-M Box… Read More »

Collaboration creates new digital signage that engages, informs Michigan Medicine community

As one of the largest health care systems in the world, communication to the more than 26,000 Michigan Medicine employees is not always easy. “As an organization, we are continuously looking for new channels to communicate important news and updates to employees,” said Kathleen McCool, employee communications manager with the Michigan Medicine Department of Communication. “Email is not… Read More »

ITS to offer training on collaboration tools

Are you (or someone you know) confused about how to get the most out of Google and Box, or when you should use one over the other? Wish you had a way to learn more directly from an expert? We hear you. The ITS Collaboration Team will hold quarterly instructor-led training on Google and Box starting in early… Read More »

Google Team Drives release planned for October

Google Team Drives is a new feature in Google’s G Suite that offers a shared space where teams can create, store, search, and access their team files. Google Team Drives makes sharing and collaboration easy without the potential for loss of data or access when individuals leave. While data in My Drive is individually owned, data in Google… Read More »