By Joshua Olson, Chief Information Officer
IT Funded Software software requests
Software is a fundamental tool for research and teaching by faculty. Making decisions about which software to fund can be challenging and have a range of impacts. The IT Governance Committee has developed a process for determining the best use of its future software funding. This takes the form of an IT grant process conducted each fall semester. The deadline for software applications is November 1. The software is available for research and teaching for the following academic year (August).
If you’d like more information about the software request process, please contact us at email@example.com or call 906-487-1111.
Classroom A/V technology
Michigan Tech has over 40 classrooms equipped with instructional technology such as computers, projectors, lecture capture, and document imaging tools. We also maintain all lab computers on campus, as well as the PCs used for instruction in classrooms.
If you need help with the teaching technology in a classroom, you can reach us from the phone at the podium in each classroom by dialing 7-1111 for a classroom support specialist. Our staff can quickly respond even during your class. We also have staff available if you need help or training with any of the classroom technology tools.
Google for Education
Michigan Tech is a Google for Education institution. With your Michigan Tech account, you have access to the entire suite of Google applications, including unlimited storage space on Google Drive. For file storage and backup, Google offers two options: Google Drive Backup and Sync and Google Drive Filestream.
Though both of these options are available directly from Google, Google Drive File stream is also available in the Software Center (Windows) and Self-Service (Mac OS) for university machines. If you would like help, please contact us and we can assist with setup.
Research computing support
Michigan Tech IT supports research computing, both Michigan Tech’s High Performance Computing (HPC)—Superior and Portage clusters—as well as non-HPC research computing, which includes individualized support for faculty research computing needs. For more information or to put in a research computing request, email IT at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 906-487-1111.
We can help
- Our support center is a searchable, online resource for finding answers to common IT issues.
- If you’d rather speak to someone in person, we have staff at the Library and IT Service Center in the Van Pelt and Opie Library, Mon-Fri from 8am – 5pm. You can also reach an IT staff member during normal business hours 906-487-1111 or email email@example.com.
- The Michigan Tech IT website has information on the services we provide, as well as our staff listing.
- We are happy to work with new faculty before they arrive on campus as well.