U-M Information and Technology Services (ITS) maintains licenses for assistive technology software. U-M faculty, staff, and students across all four campuses get unlimited installations of JAWS (screen reader), ZoomText (magnifier), and Fusion (a combo of JAWS and ZoomText), which are necessary tools and accommodations for people who are blind or have low vision. They are Continue Reading »
An E3 grant was awarded to a College of Engineering research team to explore ways bias could be reduced when using Tandem, leading to improved team support in College of Engineering courses. The team submitted a proposal as part of the Enhancing Engineering Education (E3) Grants Program in 2023, and has provided an update Continue Reading »
Want to implement innovative strategies for engaging and supporting all learners in Michigan Engineering courses? The new Enhancing Engineering Education (E3) Grants Program invites proposals across a range of innovations in engineering education including instructional practices, course design and content, and instructional technology. Three grant opportunities are available:
- Education Innovation Grants support changes or new
The University recently signed a campus-wide agreement with Ansys. The agreement covers teaching and academic research use of a number of Ansys software products (including Lumerical and Zemax) that are now available to all College of Engineering faculty at no additional cost.
The Ansys products listed below may be used on university-owned computers for non-commercial, Continue Reading »
U-M GPT is available at no cost to all active students across U-M campuses and Michigan Medicine. This equitable and accessible AI platform caters to everything from daily tasks to complex research. UM-GPT utilizes leading AI models, and U-M-hosted large language models.
U-M GPT is designed with privacy and security in mind. Your data is Continue Reading »
The CAEN AppsAnywhere software on-demand portal has been updated! New features include a recently launched applications tab, faster validation, and a new user interface.
CAEN will be hosting virtual office hours via Zoom from January 8-26. Faculty can sign up for a 30-minute session with an expert to ask questions about Instructional Software or Instructional Technology.
- Instructional Software Virtual Office Hours – use this link to schedule a session about instructional software such as Canvas, iClicker, Poll Everywhere, etc.
Perusall is a social annotation tool for instructors designed to increase engagement, drive collaboration, and build community while motivating students to participate in assignments–even before coming to class. Students can ask questions if they don’t understand a concept and receive input from their peers.
Perusall works within Canvas and can also incorporate course content including Continue Reading »
iClicker Cloud is replacing iClicker Classic as the single supported iClicker instructor software for classes starting in January 2024.
Instructors can still opt to use iClicker bases and iClicker student remotes with iClicker Cloud. The student experience will not change and students can still use either physical iClicker remotes or the mobile/web app.
Below are Continue Reading »
CAEN is excited to introduce our new pilot software, Poll Everywhere, for Fall 2023 & Winter 2024!
Poll Everywhere is a polling software that integrates with popular presentation software titles and multiple meeting apps such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Apple Keynote. These integrations will make it much easier for instructors to engage more Continue Reading »