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The Michigan Engineering information technology environment is continually evolving. In order to keep the College community informed about what’s happening, CAEN regularly posts news articles on this site. Important notices about current and upcoming service outages can also be found on the CAEN Service Status page.

Reminder: Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) will be mandatory for all U-M students starting January 29

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This is a reminder that starting January 29, 2020, Duo will be required by the University for every U-M student on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses. As background, last Winter 2019 all U-M faculty, staff, and student employees were required by the University to enable Duo two-factor authentication.

Many CoE students may already have Duo configured because CAEN implemented the requirement for Duo authentication on our remote access services back in Fall 2018. This upcoming change is separate, and more wide-ranging, since all U-M students will be required to use Duo for all U-M Weblogin services.

For more information about this requirement, and why it is important for data security, visit the ITS Use Two-Factor Authentication (Duo) website, and set up Duo today!


Discover Makerspaces and Machines with the Mobius Web Portal

Mobius* is a mobile-friendly, web-based portal that helps students, facility managers, faculty, and staff find the tools they need, and how to access the makerspaces that are available to them. Mobius is available to all members of the U-M community.

Designed by MIT, Mobius helps members of the Make Impact Consortium navigate the vast array of resources used to make, measure, and innovate on their campuses. Users can search the Mobius database of resources at U-M (as well as at other member institutions including MIT and the University of Indiana) using criteria such as:

  • Materials you need to work with
  • Machine type
  • Machine capabilities

The Mobius database provides machine and shop details including location, status, and contact information.

* Note: The Mobius web portal may default to MIT as the selected organization. A fix is being investigated, but visitors can select U-M by clicking the Clear all filters button, selecting University of Michigan under the Organizations selection, and then log in.


CAEN computer lab updates and changes

New BME Design Spaces

LBME 1310
The reservable CAEN computer lab located in LBME 1310 was permanently closed on December 16, 2019 for a BME department remodeling project named BME Design Spaces. A CAEN computer lab will not be part of the newly remodeled space, however there will be CAEN computing lab resources within the space.

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The CAEN computer lab located in NAME 134 was closed over the holiday break for renovation, and reopened for the start of Winter 2020 classes. The lab has been converted into a reservable hybrid classroom with 32 retractable computer stations.


Extended Reality (XR) headsets available for checkout

HTC VIVE Pro and HP Reverb extended reality headsets are now available for checkout at the Duderstadt Center reserve desk. The HTC VIVE Pro headsets can be connected to XR tower computers in the CAEN computer labs located in EECS 4440 and GFL 224. To reduce setup time, the HTC Vive Base Stations have been mounted to the ceiling in these rooms. The HP Reverb headsets can also be connected to XR tower computers in the EECS and GFL CAEN labs.

For additional information about extended reality (XR), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies, see our FAQ located at


CoE student supplemental printing allocation ending after Summer 2020

ITS Printer

Eligible students will continue to receive a $10 College of Engineering supplemental printing allocation for the Winter 2020 and Spring/Summer 2020 terms. As with previous terms, this is in addition to the standard ITS printing allocation provided to all U-M students, which is currently unchanged at $24 per term.

After the Spring/Summer 2020 term, the College of Engineering supplemental printing allocation will no longer be offered. Students will continue to receive the standard U-M student ITS printing allocation.


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