The University of Michigan has developed partnerships with several software companies to give students, faculty, and staff access to premium applications to aid in your success and learning experience. As a student within the greater University of Michigan system you get to enjoy these resources for free. See the list below for more information on access.
Students and educators can utilize Office 365 for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and now Microsoft Teams. Office 365 works like you: everywhere. Familiar applications and always-accessible files update in real time to make your coursework seamless and easy on almost any device.
Guide: Getting Started with Office 365
Login: Office 365 at U-M
- At the Microsoft sign in prompt, enter your full U-M email address (i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org).
- At the next screen, sign in using your UMICH password. If you are enrolled in Duo, approve the Duo login prompt.
- You will then be taken to the Office 365 site where you can use a variety of online applications.
Google G Suite
U-M Google is a G Suite for Education software bundle that provides the core apps of Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites, Classroom, and Hangouts. It also includes over 40 other apps designed to improve collaboration.
Guide: Google at U-M
Adobe Creative Cloud
The University of Michigan is an Adobe Creative Campus. We are the first school in Michigan to become a Creative Campus and the only school in Michigan to offer Creative Cloud for free to all of its students.
You now have no-cost access to:
Dropbox at U-M is a cloud file storage option that provides automatic back-up and is readily accessible from any device.
Dropbox at U-M includes:
- All of the core features (storage, anytime/anywhere access to files, secure sharing, and more).
- Advanced data protections (version history and file recovery, advanced sharing permissions, password protection, granular permissions, and more).
- Advanced collaboration and productivity tools (Dropbox Paper, file locking, commenting, Dropbox badge, and more).
- 5 TB of storage for individual accounts for all active students, faculty, and staff.
If you have another Dropbox account, ensure you are logged out of that account on the web and in the Desktop Application.
- Log in to U-M Dropbox to create your account.
- Select the option to sign in with SSO. You will be taken to the U-M Weblogin page where you can then sign in using your uniqname and Kerberos password.
- For the best experience, we recommend using the Desktop application. See Installing Dropbox on Your Device
LabAnywhere has been created to provide off-campus and mobile access to ITS computer lab resources and software. By using this service, students will gain access to many of the common programs provided by the university in our computer labs from virtually any location with a steady internet connection to campus. Not only will this allow students to utilize programs they may otherwise have to purchase out of pocket, but faculty-requested software can also be deployed to this online lab.
Guide: Getting Started with LabAnywhere
U-M Zoom accounts are available to all active faculty, staff, and students on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses and in Michigan Medicine. Alumni, retirees, and non-university participants can attend Zoom meetings without a university account, but cannot host or initiate Zoom meetings.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and provides the option for meeting recordings. Zoom offers high quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Use Zoom to
- Participate in group video chat during online class sessions
- Host virtual office hours
- Collaborate remotely on research
- Share screens and host real-time video conversations
- Record to the cloud or computer for easy sharing (storage for 180 days)
Sensitive Data with Zoom
Zoom provides appropriate security and compliance assurance that allows it to be used for teaching and learning, as well as many other use cases. Check the Zoom entries in the Sensitive Data Guide to IT Services for a list of the sensitive data types that are and are not permitted with each of the U-M Zoom services:
You are responsible for using Zoom in ways that comply with sensitive data laws and regulations, as outlined in the Sensitive Data Guide entries.
The MCommunity directory is a public directory of people and groups at the University of Michigan. All current members of the U-M community have profiles in the MCommunity Directory. This includes faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, and sponsored affiliates. Anyone who has a profile in the directory can create groups in the directory.
Login: MCommunity Directory