COMPUTER ACCOUNT INFORMATION
As a faculty or staff member at the University of Michigan-Flint, you are issued a Uniqname, and three accounts: LAN (Local Area Network), Outlook email account, and UMICH (Ann Arbor or Kerberos). (A UM-Flint employee may request a permanent email account upon retirement.) These items grant you access to the various computing services offered by the University.
Banner accounts are issued as necessary for those who use Banner and Access Reports.
Blackboard accounts are issued to all Faculty.
More detailed information can be found in the Faculty and Staff Computing Guide.
A Uniqname is a general identifier used by UM-Flint. Your uniqname allows you to log in to your computer on campus, VPN from home, and also provides the first part of your email address. You will also be asked for your uniqname when requesting work tickets. Please contact the Helpdesk if you have forgotten or need assistance with your uniqname.
If you need assistance with changing any of the following passwords (LAN, Outlook, UMICH [or Kerberos], or Banner), please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 766-6804 or stop by the Helpdesk in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW.
UM-Flint faculty and staff must change their LAN and Banner computer passwords every 90 days. For more information, please consult the Password Policy. LAN Passwords are used in conjunction with your uniqname to grant access to computing services on campus.
LAN passwords are also used to access your email. You may access your email either on campus or from home using the Outlook application or OutlookWeb. For detailed information about installing and using Outlook, please consult our Outlook quicknotes.
UMICH Passwords (also known as Ann Arbor or Kerberos passwords) are used to access various university services when used with your email@example.com. UMICH passwords are also used to gain access to Wolverine Access, M-Pathways, M-Marketsite, some Library resources, Spruce accounts, and U-M Online Directory entries.
Banner Passwords grant you access to Banner, UM-Flint's administrative data system.
For assistance with changing any of your university passwords, please visit the ITS Helpdesk website. If you need assistance resetting any of your university passwords, you may also bring picture identification (Mcard or government issued) to the ITS Helpdesk in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW.
Email Addresses for UM-Flint employees are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may access your email either on campus or from home using web-based email by typing http://email.umflint.edu in the browser (Internet Explorer is recommended).
The supported software for employee email is Microsoft Outlook (Windows or Mac). For instructions on how to configure any of these programs please visit the Helpdesk website located at www.umflint.edu/helpdesk.
Outlook Mailbox storage capacity for faculty and staff follows these guidelines:
- Max Mailbox Size is 9 GB
- Mailbox warning at 8945 MB
- Can't send at 9048 MB
- Can't send or receive at 9355 MB
PERSONAL AND DEPARTMENT DIRECTORIES
Personal directories (also known as H: Drives) are available for saving data on the campus server. Each UM-Flint employee is allotted 500 MB of space (view Server Policy for more information). Personal directories can be accessed by you when you are logged in to a computer on campus or through the VPN. You can identify your H: Drive in the list of directories on the computer, because it begins with your uniqname.
Within the Homedrive directory, faculty and staff will now find a folder called "homepage" which can be used to house personal web pages. There is an online gallery to showcase these web sites. Please visit the Homepage Gallery for more information. You may also choose to create a blog at http://blogs.umflint.edu, which can also be listed in the gallery.
Departmental directories (also known as I: Drives) work in much the same way. The main difference is that I: Drives are accessible by any employee in your department with rights to the departmental directory. Up to 5 Gig is available to each department free of charge. More space can be allotted for a fee. I: Drives are accessible from any university computer or through the VPN.
To help protect your privacy by keeping your social security number confidential, UM-Flint has issued identification numbers, called the UMID, for all students and employees. The UMID is a universal number used by all UM campuses and is sometimes referred to as the EMPL ID. If you are employed by the University, this number is also used for your payroll records.