IT4U is a series of interactive webinars brought to you by Information and Technology Services. The IT4U Collaboration Series focuses on tips and techniques for working with Google, CTools, Box and other tools.
The U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative offers hands-on sessions on Google, CTools, and many other topics.
Note: If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to engage with IT4U live or recorded episodes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance notice of ten business days is required for live episodes.
What's New with Google Drive? (IT4U43)
Wednesday, February 29, 9-9:45 a.m.
Google Drive has some new features—and it's faster! Join Martin Sager and Jen Mruk (ITS) for a quick tour and time-saving tips. Includes a comparison with Microsoft Office and why you might choose one or the other. (Level: Introductory)
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For a comprehensive list of all IT4U webinar recordings, visit the IT4U web page in My LINC.
Integrating Tools with Google Sites (IT4U36)
38 minutes (YouTube; closed captioned)
Ryan Vis (ITS) shows examples of integrating multiple tools—Google Docs, Forms, M+Box, and a Google Group—in a Google Site. Recorded 7/14/2014
Google Groups (IT4U34)
30 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Ryan Vis (ITS) covers the basics of Google Groups: features/advantages, set-up, security (private or public), and synchronization with MCommunity. (Level: Introductory) Recorded 5/15/2014
Google Forms and Presentations (IT4U30)
41 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Slides and Forms Presentation PDF
Google Forms is a quick and easy way to plan events, send a survey, or give a quiz. Google Presentations are online slideshows that can be easily shared and co-edited. Ryan Vis (ITS) offers tips, tricks, and updates on new features. Recorded 1/23/14
Google Hangouts and Blue Jeans (IT4U42)
45 minutes (YouTube, captioned)
Mike Stork (ITS) compares key features of Google Hangouts and Blue Jeans Video Conferencing. Both are available to U-M faculty and staff. (Level: Introductory) Recorded 1/27/15
CTools' Hidden Treasures (IT4U29)
46 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Would you like to drag and drop files into CTools Resources or Drop Box? Create a specialized project site from a template? Send an email that will allow U-M colleagues to automatically join your project site? A Grab Bag of CTools features that you probably didn't know existed, this IT4U session is the equivalent of the "I'm feeling lucky" button in Google Search. Presenter: Jeff Ziegler (ITS). Recorded 12/10/13
Working with Folders in M+Box (IT4U39)
43 minutes (YouTube; closed captioned)
Working with M+Box Folders Presentation slides
Learn how to work with M+Box folders when organizing your own files, collaborating with a few colleagues, working with a large team, or providing a learning environment for coursework. Presented by Chris Mueller and MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS). Recorded 10/23/14
M+Box Shared Accounts (IT4U28)
38 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Shared M+Box Accounts Presentation PDF
Shared M+Box accounts are now available for departments, projects, student groups and other functions that require collaborative storage. A shared account is not connected with an individual user, so it's an ideal place to store departmental or project content. Kris Steinhoff (ITS) demonstrates how to get started. Recorded 11/11/2013
The U-M Sensitive Data Guide—A New Online Tool (IT4U24)
29 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Sol Bermann (ITS) demonstrates the Sensitive Data Guide to IT Services--an interactive online tool designed to guide you in which IT services are appropriate for storing and sharing sensitive regulated and non-regulated institutional data. Recorded 6/10/2013
Streamlined Surveys with Qualtrics—Part 2 (IT4U40)
30 minutes (YouTube; closed captioned)
Britain Woodman (Library Operations) returns with more tips for creating surveys with Qualtrics—an easy-to-use interface for creating sophisticated surveys. Qualtrics is free to all U-M students, faculty, and staff. Recorded 11/11/14
Data Analysis with Tableau (IT4U32)
44 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Notes | Slides
Tableau is a software tool for creating data visualization/dashboards, performing advanced data analysis, and creating prototype reports. Carolyn Rockafellow (ITS) provides a demo of the new U-M Tableau desktop tool and our U-M Tableau secure server, where members of the U-M Tableau consortium of units can securely publish and share data visualizations. Recorded 3/11/14
Streamlined Surveys with Qualtrics (IT4U31)
44 minutes (Adobe Connect)
Notes on Qualtrics Survey Options | Notes on Qualtrics Advanced Options
Britain Woodman (Library Operations) demonstrates using Qualtrics to quickly create surveys and collect and analyze data. Qualtrics offers an easy-to-use interface for creating sophisticated surveys and is free to all U-M students, staff and faculty. Recorded 2/26/14