New license covers university IT for blind and low-vision users

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 »

E3 Grants Program: Accepting Applications

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:

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New Campus-wide agreement for Ansys software products

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 »

Perusall is now available campus-wide!

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 »