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Michigan Tech web services login page has a new look

The Michigan Tech web services login page will have a new look. The new page will first be used for Banweb Self-Service and MyMichiganTech. This look will be applied to other services in the future. 

To avoid phishing attacks, always check the URL before entering your password. Sites using the new page will have a URL beginning with “” (“sso” stands for Single Sign On). The new page will also have the name and description of the service that you are accessing listed in a light blue box. Here is an example of what the new Banweb login page will look like:

The look of the new web services login page

On a mobile device the elements on the screen will rearrange themselves to fit properly. Here is an example of what the page may look like on a cell phone:The look of the new web services login page on a mobile device

Please contact Information Technology either by email at or by phone at 906-487-1111 if you have any questions about this new page.

Outage Notice–Sunday, December 3

A system maintenance will occur on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 7 am – 1 pm. The following will be impacted with an outage:

  • Appworx/UC4

  • ArcGIS

  • Aspire

  • Banner INB

  • Banner Self-Service (

  • Banner Workflow

  • CAS


  • Confluence

  • Cumulus

  • EMS Pro

  • Fischer

  • MyMichiganTech (


  • Oracle Reports

  • PaperCut Printing

  • Perceptive Content (Imagenow)

  • Pinnacle

  • RedHat Satellite

  • Rhythmx CMS

  • Sunapsis

  • VCenter

  • WebFocus

  • T1,T2 and T3 mysql databases

  • T2 PostgreSQL databases

Thank you so much for your patience during this time. If you have any questions regarding this system maintenance, please contact us at or call 7-1111

Deadline Approaching for Requesting New IT Funded Software

Michigan Tech IT provides funds for software above and beyond the funding available through your departmental budget.  If you have a software need and want to apply for this funding, complete this form. The deadline is November 15.

This application collects information about the source of funding, usage and the possible substitution or addition of software. All requests are then reviewed by the IT Software Group and the IT Governance Council. More information regarding the process can be found here.

Requests are prioritized and approved based on form responses and availability of funds. Not all requests may receive funding through this process.

There’s still time to submit your request. Here are two important dates to remember:

  • Nov. 15: The deadline for submitting a funding request for software

  • Jan. 15: The date you will receive a response to the software request based on budget availability, need and impact

If you have any questions on this process, or on any IT service, contact us at or call 7-1111.

Upcoming Outage: Sunday, September 17 (7:00 am to 5:00 pm)

On Sunday, September 17 between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, certain systems will be unavailable in order to provide necessary maintenance. Though the upgrade and outage will affect Canvas and Confluence, the downtime will be minimal. These services will only be down for a few minutes between 7:00 am and 7:30. However, it is important to note that PaperCut (printing) on campus will be down during this service window. The following is the full list of what will be impacted:

Outage List:

  • ArcGIS
  • Aspire
  • Banner
  • Banweb
  • Canvas Login (CAS)
    (outage only a few minutes for CAS)
  • Confluence (
    (outage only a few minutes for Confluence)
  • EMS Pro
  • Fischer – Identity Management System,
    (users will not be able to successfully change passwords during this outage window)
  • MyMichiganTech Login
  • Micros
    (outage Sunday from 7:00am – 8:00am to perform maintenance)
  • Oracle Reports
  • PaperCut Printing
  • Pinnacle
  • Perceptive Content
  • RedHat Satellite
  • Rythmx
  • Sunapsis
  • UC4/Appworx
  • WEBFocus

Additional Outages:

Card Services (7:00am-8:00am on Sunday, 9/17)

  • During this time, CS Gold access readers, meal readers, and gate readers will work in their offline mode. After the outage, transactions will be uploaded back into Gold.
  • The following services will be down during this period:
    • web site
      • Mobile Readers
      • Vending Readers
      • Micros Transactions against CS Gold
      • Husky Print (down all day due to other maintenance)


These outages can be tracked at

Team Drives Available

Try Team Drives

Michigan Tech IT introduces a new feature in Google Drive. The Team Drives function was made available Wednesday (Aug. 30). These drives are great for collaborative enterprise work. Unlike the current spaces in Google Drive, these spaces are not attached to a single user. The drive managers can be easily changed, which allows the work to be owned by the group.

Your current drive will work as it always has; this is simply a new option for group collaboration that is not tied down to particular users. More information can be found here.  If you have any questions about Team Drives, contact us at or call 7-1111.

Summer 2017–University Technology Upgrades

Michigan Tech IT has completed the following upgrades this summer. Please take a look. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at or call (906) 487-1111.

Summer 2017 Upgrades

New Installations

  • A/V Technology in the Wads Annex (Engineering Fundamentals)
  • A/V Technology in M&M 718 (Pavlis Institute)
  • A/V Technology in MEEM 405 (IT)
  • HDMI connections in all Fisher classrooms (IT )
  • Printing Infrastructure Upgrade (IT)

Updated Installations

  • Audio System in Wads Dining Hall (Dining)
  • A/V system in MUB Ballroom (Auxiliaries)
  • A/V system in Chemistry Laboratory: Chem Sci 501, 502, 503 (Chemistry)
  • A/V Technology in Rekhi 114/118 Computer Science
  • A/V Technology in the HDMZ Walker 120A (Humanities)
  • New Computers in the Library
  • Many New Classroom Podium Computers (IT)

You can check out all the classroom capabilities here.

Printing Changes on Campus

Information Technology is making improvements to printing at Michigan Tech. These improvements include:

  • Retiring old print release stations—The old stations will be removed and print jobs will be released by a card reader directly at the printer.
  • Upgrade of our PaperCut services to PaperCut Multi-Function (MF)—This will allow for printing and copy accounting for both black/white and color printers.
  • Google Cloud printing—You will have the ability to print from your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet wirelessly through Google Cloud Print.

To ensure that you can continue to print in the weeks to come, you will be required to upgrade your PaperCut software.

We have packaged the PaperCut client for Windows, MacOS and Linux with the Husky print drivers into single installation packages. The client and instructions are also available for those who would like to install and upgrade on their own.

The following are installation and instruction links:

For Windows users: click here

For MacOS users: click here

For Linux users: click here

For Google Cloud Printing: click here

Our ultimate aim is that these changes will improve the technology and give everyone the best printing experience possible. As always, our support staff will be available to help anyone needing assistance. Please contact IT Help at or 7-1111.