July 13, 2022
New Zoom Phone service to offer greater flexibility, mobility
U-M will begin upgrading telephone service on the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn academic campuses this summer, transitioning to Zoom Phone, a cloud-based softphone service that will operate via Zoom.
November 22, 2021
Zoom disrupts the rhythm of conversation, study shows
The frustration from being involved in a Zoom video conference, in part, can be connected to trying to catch subtle cues during conversations over Zoom, in the face of internet lag time, according to a new U-M study.
July 19, 2021
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July 7, 2021
Zoom supports new DEI features in latest update
U-M faculty, staff, and students can now take advantage of new features in Zoom video conferencing that support an inclusive campus environment.
April 30, 2021
University retires BlueJeans videoconferencing service
One of the university’s original videoconferencing services, BlueJeans, is retiring Saturday. Information and Technology Services will continue to offer Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
February 2, 2021
Tips for conducting better virtual staff meetings
Zoom fatigue got you down? Autumm Caines of UM-Dearborn’s Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources suggests these techniques for smoother, more productive, more interesting team meetings.
November 23, 2020
U-M planning to retire BlueJeans videoconferencing May 1
U-M will retire the BlueJeans videoconferencing platform across all of its campuses by May, as BlueJeans has experienced a significant falloff in use that corresponds with growth of the Zoom platform.
August 27, 2020
University welcomes new faculty to a year of challenges
The 2020 New Faculty Orientation featured top U-M administrators addressing an audience of more than 200 via Zoom about how to navigate a rich and complex work environment.
June 26, 2020
Zoom Automatic Live Transcription now available
Information and Technology Services recently announced that U-M faculty, staff and students now have access to a new, beta feature in Zoom that provides automatic live transcription for meetings and webinars.
May 26, 2020
Research re-engagement is focus of June 2 virtual town hall
Research leadership from across U-M will host another virtual town hall June 2 to answer questions and provide guidance on research re-engagement efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.