Computing on Campus
From term papers to the Internet, you will find that computers play an important role in your education. U-M offers extensive computing resources for this purpose.
Consulting and Site Information: 764-HELP
Account Information: 764-8000
General computing services are coordinated by the Information Technology Services (ITS) for all students, faculty, and staff. Additional computing services are provided by individual schools, colleges, and units.
The University’s Information Technology Services provides students, faculty, and regular staff on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus with a Basic Computing Package at no charge, which includes use of e-mail with 1 gigabyte of mail storage, the Login Service, the Web and Conferencing On the Web (COW), 1 gigabyte of file storage on the Institutional File System (IFS), and Usenet news. It also includes 400 pages of black and white laser printing in the Campus Computing Sites. There is no cost for use of the Statistics and Computation service when required for class, but students must register for this service.
ITS also provides additional quantities of some services for a charge. These include additional laser printing, and IFS space. See ITS’s website for details.
Over thirty sites, equipped with computers, printers, and a wide range of software, are conveniently located throughout the campus. You will need a uniqname and Kerberos password to use these services. Several sites require you to swipe your Mcard through a card reader in order to gain entry.
Electronic mail (e-mail) and online conferences are available for sending messages and holding discussions with colleagues at U-M or any place in the world that is connected to the Internet. You receive these as part of your Basic Computing Package.
The University provides multiple options to help you access, share, and store information online rather than on hard drives or removable storage devices. This space can also be used to store personal web pages.
Phone: (734) 764-HELP
Help with using services in the Basic Computing Package is available from consultants over the phone, by e-mail, through an online service request, or in person at the Angell Hall Courtyard site.
U-M students can purchase hardware, software, and computer supplies at educational prices, with the help of knowledgeable sales staff at the U-M Computer Showcase, located on the ground level of the Michigan Union. The Showcase is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Training, Assistance, and Specialized Resources
Over 150 workshops are held each term. A complete list of offerings is available online.
CSCAR offers assistance with proposal presentation and study design, dataset consulting, choice of statistical methods, use of statistical software, interpretation of results, presentation of results, collaborative research, workshops, remote consulting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and more.
The Digital Media Tools Lab supports students and faculty engaged in projects that explore rich media and collaborative tools. The Digital Media Tools Lab defines ‘rich media’ as any digital media that includes a time-based component such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality constructions or other data visualized over time.
Your campus gateway to the knowledge resources of the library and the world…everything from print-based collections to global technology networks. The Knowledge Navigation Center offers skilled staff to lead you through the many dimensions of information technology from exploring the WWW to creating multimedia tools for teaching and learning.
Numeric & Spatial Data Services supports the use of spatial data, numeric data, and statistics in research and teaching by the University of Michigan community. They assist in locating and acquiring data sets, especially social science data sets and digital spatial data sets. They assist in using geographic information systems (GIS) software and statistical software and offer workshops. They maintain online searchable catalogs of numeric and spatial data sets. They also provide a recently upgraded lab in which you can do work with spatial and numeric data.
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