ITS is a diverse team of highly dedicated professionals committed to our students, faculty, staff, and the community. Our mission is to provide technology solutions, services, and support founded on the business needs of our campus community. We strive to support and enhance the mission of the University of Michigan–Flint. Our focus is to use technology to inspire students, empower educators, enrich administrators, and improve the state of Michigan and the world.
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Information Technology Services department (ITS) supports your learning, research, and productivity needs, both on-campus and off-campus. The technology environment at UM-Flint rivals that of most world-class academic institutions.
We encourage you to take advantage of the great information technology environment which is right at your fingertips!
The First Three Things You Need to Know
Your Uniqname is your personal computing identification, which gives you access to the campus computing environment at UM-Flint as well as the computing services supported centrally by ITS at UM-Ann Arbor.
Your uniqname—pronounced “unique name”—is printed on the back of your Mcard (the UM-Flint identification card). Your uniqname is public information and will remain with you as an identifier for as long as you are associated with the University of Michigan.
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Your UM-Flint LAN Password is your chosen secret code used with your uniqname. You will use this password to authenticate your access to all UM-Flint resources.
You can get this password set up initially at the ITS Helpdesk. When you stop by for your password, please be sure to have a form of government-issued photo identification.
Security and Your Passwords
You may have several passwords to access services provided by various University of Michigan departments and units. When you change your UM-Flint LAN password it does not change your UM-Ann Arbor (also known as the UMICH or Kerberos) password.
For security reasons, we require that you change your UM-Flint password at least once every three months and that you do not use your UM-Flint password for any non-university service, such as Gmail, Hotmail, or AOL.
The services provided by ITS for faculty and staff are outlined HERE. Please familiarize yourself with these services and if you have any questions, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-762-3123 option 1 or by email at ITSHelpdesk@umflint.edu.
All faculty and staff receive a UM-Flint email account. Your email is YOURUNIQNAME@umflint.edu.
Webmail is available at http://email.umflint.edu.
Quicknotes are available on the Helpdesk website to guide you in using Microsoft Outlook email.
All email correspondence from UM-Flint will be sent to your employee account.
UM-Flint faculty and staff may obtain a new or replacement Photo ID card (Mcard) by going to one of the UM-Flint Mcard Stations in 206 MSB or 3174 WSW. The Mcard stations are open during normal Helpdesk hours.
Government picture identification is required to obtain an Mcard.
The Mcard is required by ITS to access most of the open labs, the Library for printing and checking out books, by the Recreation Center for use of the facilities, and as a debit card for purchasing Dining Dollars to be used at the Riverview Dining facilities in the UCEN.
For additional information, please see: go.umflint.edu/mcard
A UM-Flint LAN password in combination with your uniqname is required for use of any networked computer on campus. The UM-Flint LAN provides faculty and staff access to email, Microsoft Office programs and other networked software, Internet applications, and these storage spaces:
Homedrive (H: Drive)
You can conveniently store and access your electronic files using your personal directory on the campus server, Homedrive, which is also known as the H: Drive. You can identify your H: Drive in the list of directories on a campus computer because it begins with your uniqname.
Many LAN services may be accessed from off-campus by using UM-Flint’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). To access the VPN navigate to https://vpn.umflint.edu.
For additional information about the VPN, please see: go.umflint.edu/vpn
ITS invites faculty and staff plus friends and family to take advantage of our agreement with Apple which provides discounts for personal purchases of computer technology.
Ann Arbor also has its own technology sales site which can be found here: http://computershowcase.umich.edu/.
ITS provides faculty and staff with Microsoft products at discounted prices. This includes installation software for:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Microsoft Office
Please order your software at our online store at http://www.umflint.edu/its/store.
You can download Microsoft Office 365 FREE! Visit https://go.umflint.edu/office365 for more information!