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January 18, 2017

Information Technology

October 25, 2016

University beginning next phase of project to retire CTools

This semester marked a major milestone for teaching and learning at U-M: All course sites moved from CTools to Canvas, a more capable system that has earned praise from faculty and students.

But the work is not done yet.

October 25, 2016

Open Michigan initiative launches new partnership, website

Open Michigan is relaunching as the home for all things open at the University of Michigan — freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used for teaching, learning and research.

The site includes expertise and services for open educational resources, open data, and open publications.

September 20, 2016

Library launches Research Data Services and Deep Blue Data

The University of Michigan Library is launching a suite of services as well as a repository that will support researchers throughout all phases of the research data lifecycle, which includes planning, creation, organization, sharing and preservation.

September 8, 2016

U-M, Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research

A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data.

August 24, 2016

Upgrade to temporarily close Financials & Physical Resources System

The M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources System will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Sept. 15 until 6 a.m. Sept. 19 during a system upgrade.

The system includes the accounts receivable and billing, general ledger, procurement, asset management, space management and inventory applications.

August 15, 2016

University to revise information technology security policy

The University of Michigan is revising its information technology security policy to establish a single, comprehensive IT security and information assurance program for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and the Health System.

August 15, 2016

Recently changed IT policies

U-M executive officers recently approved changes to several IT policies in the Standard Practice Guide.

August 15, 2016

University information technology policies

Using information technology is integral to how the university conducts its business. The institution provides direction and guidance regarding the fundamental use of IT on its campuses through the following channels:

July 29, 2016

Proposals sought for Michigan IT Symposium in November

The Michigan IT Symposium Committee is now accepting proposals for conference sessions to be held at the 2016 Michigan IT Symposium.

Staff and faculty are encouraged to submit proposals in the form of posters or interactive presentations that align with at least one of the U-M IT Strategic Goals:

July 11, 2016

U-M launches two specializations for new generation of data scientists

Recognizing that new career pathways require new approaches to education and training, the University of Michigan is launching two new series of courses on Coursera as part of its commitment to developing curricula and lifelong learning opportunities for a new generation of data science students.

June 8, 2016

Modern options to replace MTokens beginning this summer

Data breaches, email scams and other threats to personal and institutional data are on the rise, and the University of Michigan is taking steps to increase the protection of this data by expanding the use of two-factor authentication.

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