Services For Students

Service Name Related Categories
3D Printing

LSA IT provides access to a 3D extrusion printer capable of printing objects up to 10 inches square in layers as thin as 100 microns and uses either ABS or PLA material. This service is free to faculty, staff, and students. You are responsible for obtaining and providing your own print material cartridge and USB key; we simply supply the time and the 3D printer to help you.

AFS

Also known at U-M as Institutional File System (IFS) or MFile, the Andrew File System (AFS) is a central file storage, sharing, and retrieval system that you can access from Mac, Windows, and Unix computers. AFS eliminates the need to carry flash drives or other external storage mediums.

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.

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.

Identity and Access Management

ITS Identity and Access Management (IAM) services provide members of the U-M community with an online identity and appropriate access to U-M computing resources and data, which can vary based on the individual's role or status.

LSA Advocacy

Advocates act as consultants in LSA departments to support the technology needs of faculty, staff and students. An LSA IT Advocate provides:

  • Personal attention to and focus on a specific departments’ IT needs.
  • Help navigating the IT landscape.
  • Shepherding of IT solutions that address their technology needs.
LSA Field IT Equipment Evaluation and Demonstration Program

Mobile hardware and software for your field work, whether it is using GIS, gathering data outdoors, conducting door-to-door surveys, or visiting archives. Researchers can borrow and evaluate state-of-the-art IT solutions, as well as receive guidance on best-practices; a try-before-you-buy approach.

LSA High Performance Computing

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff provide help utilizing campus-wide and local cluster computing resources for research, including training classes and workshops for the entire U-M community.

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
M Cloud

M Cloud offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing, integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.

Michigan Media

Michigan Media provides videotaping of events, live-streaming, edited marketing videos, general videos and a long list of video services.

MiStorage

MiStorage provides U-M faculty, staff and students the ability to store and access data to support applications in a user-friendly, secure and cost-effective environment in order to create, preserve and apply knowledge, art and academic values.

Note: Sensitive data is only approved for use with MiStorage CIFS. (More on CIFS & NFSv3)

Mobile Applications

The Mobile Application Services consist of strategies, methodologies, technologies and tools that facilitate and enable Mobile development across campus. Mobile applications can consist of applications ("apps") that can be deployed to marketplaces like iTunes and Google Play as well as a "mobile view" of a website that lets customers view it on any device.

MPrint

MPrint is the secure login printing service for U-M faculty, staff, and students to print from any Internet-enabled computer to any networked campus printer. Students are allocated $24 for printing each term and faculty and staff are allocated $3 each term.

Poster Printing

LSA IT provides at-cost poster printing, ideal for banners, signs, posters, and displays, to students, faculty, and staff in LSA.

Teaching Evaluations

Teaching Evaluations allow anonymous evaluation of courses by students. Evaluation questionnaires are provided to students on a scheduled basis. The results are collected and reported to the appropriate departments or units.

Television

ITS delivers television content to campus buildings, residence halls, and the Northwood Community Apartments.

Textbooks

Textbook services provides links between CTools and the official textbook selection data stored in the central U-M administrative system. It also provides a tool for students to advertise their used textbooks for sale to other students.

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.

Voice Services

The University of Michigan telephone infrastructure provides traditional telephone lines and voice services to customers on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Specialized service options are available to non-UM facilities. In addition to the telephone services, a variety of companion services such voicemail, contact centers and conference calling are offered.

Web Application Hosting

Web Application Hosting is an easy to use Web service that provides campus users access to their own Web applications without needing to download, install, and maintain additional hardware and software.

Wi-Fi

WiFi service will be available in many, but not all, in-building networks across campus. In those places where ITS manages and maintains this service it will appear as MWireless and MGuest when browsing for WiFi networks.