Teaching 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.

FileMaker

LSA IT provides FileMaker Server database hosting for LSA-affiliated faculty, staff, and units.

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 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 Faculty, Lab, & Research Websites (FLR)

LSA IT, in partnership with LSA Web Services, developed a service that allows faculty members at U-M, labs, minor programs, and other areas of LSA to develop an easily editable, U-M branded website.

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 Web Hosting Environment (WHE)

LSA's Web Hosting Environment (WHE) offers a commercial type webhosting platform for LSA faculty and staff. This service uses cPanel and is most useful primarily for those technically-inclined users with very specific software needs. 

MiVideo MiVideo

MiVideo is a content management service. It helps organize, catalog, share, search, and publish multimedia content. Management consoles make it easy to tag and filter content, as well as control access. MiVideo offers better security than free third-party vendors. Instructors can use MiVideo for free through the Learning Management Systems (Canvas and Blackboard). Departments can purchase the service to support Research and Marketing/Communications efforts.

Online Assessment and Surveys

Online Assessment and Surveys provide means to design, execute, and grade assessments to evaluate student progress and competency. These tools may also be used to conduct surveys to collect data in service of a teaching, learning, or research goal.

Podcasting Media Distribution

Podcasting Media Distribution is a collection of technologies which provide the ability to distribute audio and video podcasts or media via iTunesU and CTools sites. This service is subject to data retention policies.

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.

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.