Collaboration Services

Service Name Related Categories
Canvas Course Sites

Canvas course sites provide tools for faculty to communicate class requirements, share documents, manage assignments, assess student performance, distribute grades and more. Canvas also allows for peer grading, learning outcome mapping, online rubrics, learning analytics and speed grading. Course sites are linked to official U-M course rosters to automatically manage site access.

CTools Course Sites

CTools course sites provide a set of tools that allow faculty to communicate class requirements, share documents, manage assignments, assess student performance, distribute grades and more. Course sites can be linked to official U-M course rosters so that site access is automatically managed based on course enrollment.

CTools Project Sites

CTools project sites are multipurpose and can be used to facilitate collaboration between researchers or student teams, or by staff to support business processes.

Digital Signage Digital Signage

Digital Signage offers high-impact visible communication to anyone in U-M buildings and public areas on the U-M Campus.

Globus File Transfer

Globus is a cloud-based fast, reliable and secure file transfer service that allows researchers to copy files between a laptop, lab server, research computing center, national supercomputing facility or any other storage system, using just a browser. Just start a transfer between systems and walk away. U-M is also a Globus Provider, enabling data sharing between other Globus users.

GradTools

CTools Grad Tools sites are designed for doctoral students in the Rackham Graduate school. Grad Tools sites provide a dissertation checklist used to track progress in fulfilling degree requirements. Other tools may be used  to communicate and collaborate with the student's committee or research collaborators as they perform research and navigate through their degree requirements.

IT Service Provider Toolkit

The IT Service Provider Toolkit (Base Package) allows university organizations and their IT professionals to manage IT-related support tickets in a straight-forward way while taking advantage of a powerful platform like ServiceLink that drives information sharing and collaboration. This service is currently being made available as part of the MiWorkpace effort.  

LSA ArcGIS Enterprise Service

The ArcGIS Enterprise Service provides members of LSA with access to enterprise-level data collaboration, sharing, and management features. The service supports enterprise geodatabases, web services, and distributed geoprocessing or geoanalytics.

LSA Management Information Systems (MIS)

The Management Information Systems team develops and maintains administrative information systems on behalf of the College and its departments. Additionally, MIS staff perform ad hoc administrative data retrieval and analysis for LSA departments and for the Dean's Office. 

LSA Research Support

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff are happy to provide 4 programs under the "Research Support" service:

  • Data management
  • Device integration
  • Procurement
  • Technology consulting for proposals and grants
U-M Box

U-M Box is a cloud based solution that allows you to share files with people inside and outside the University. It includes version control, online comments, assigning tasks, integration with Microsoft Office products, and email integration. You can also use Box Sync to back up local files on your computer to the cloud, allowing access from other computers and mobile devices.

U-M Google

U-M Google is a software bundle that includes the core Google Apps of Email, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Contacts, and Chat as well as over 40 other apps designed to improve collaboration.