ITS launches instructional support hub of academic resources


Information and Technology Services has launched the Academic Technology@Michigan website, a single, user-friendly instructional support hub to benefit new and seasoned faculty and instructors at the University of Michigan.

It was inspired by the desire to create one cohesive digital location where U-M educators could easily find tools, resources and training opportunities related to their teaching needs. 

The ITS Teaching & Learning team partnered with U-M instructional support groups, several schools and colleges, and various faculty members to develop the Academic Technology@Michigan site, which is already attracting rave reviews from the U-M educational community.

“What a wonderful resource to have all in one place! I wish I had had access to all this back when I started,” said Tina O’Donnell, a lecturer I in LSA’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. “It took me so long to figure everything out in the middle of the pandemic. I will be very grateful to have this one link to find all these resources in the future.”

The Academic Technology@Michigan website contains four main sections:

  • Get Started
  • Online Instruction
  • Tools for You
  • Get Help

Each section outlines instructional support resources and introduces academic technology tools for beginners to advanced users, including Course Modalities, Instructional Guides, Accessibility & Inclusion, and a collection of Generative AI resources relating to planning, teaching and assessment.

There also are training and help guides as well as contact information to request assistance from the various instructional support groups on campus.

Our goal in creating this website is to remove barriers and help U-M faculty and instructors do what they do best — teach,” said Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

“Making sure all faculty and instructors can locate the academic technology and resources they need quickly and efficiently will improve their digital experience, foster innovation and give our faculty more time to focus on their students and courses.”

U-M faculty and instructors are encouraged to visit the new Academic Technology@Michigan website, discover what is available and provide feedback.


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