Leadership Letters

Delivering the Vision

Delivering the Vision

UMD students, faculty, and staff cultivate fearless ideas every day. The Division of IT strives to help you achieve your vision by providing secure, stable and modern systems and services. We also aim to make our services and information easy to request, access, and use. To support these goals, we have reinvented the way university community members engage with our division resources and support services.

We are pleased to introduce this new website, which is designed to be service-focused and architected to make it easy for you to find the services we provide, get support while using the services, report a problem when the services may not be working properly, or give us feedback as to how we can improve. Details about each service, such as who may use it, how to access it, and when it is available, are provided in the service catalog, which has been arranged into new categories and is also filterable by campus audience. Many catalog items have also become self-service, with the activation process automated through the catalog. Additionally, each catalog item is linked to our IT Library, which features new collections and houses more than 1,000 articles featuring how-tos and other information.

The new website also offers opportunities for community members to participate in creating the future of IT at UMD. You can submit your ideas and provide feedback about potential future system and service enhancements, learn about our governance groups and advisory partners, and discover IT communities of practice you may want to join.

You can also get information about IT security, peek into projects in progress, and see analytics about IT services and...

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-- From UMD faculty, students, and staff
Voices

What Makes Terrapin Tech Special?

By: Michael Hooker, Manager, Terrapin Tech
Terrapin Tech Special

Terrapin Tech quietly turned 11 years old in November 2017. The store has been a fixture on campus during that time. We’ve experienced a few changes over the years, but we’ve never strayed from our purpose: providing...

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-- IT service news and tips

Connections

Take Advantage of TERPware

terpware

TERPware is UMD’s software download website for the University of Maryland (UMD). The variety of software available makes it an invaluable resource for both academic and personal use. Best of all, it’s available to all registered UMD students, faculty, and staff, and most items are available at no additional cost. Before you pay software or subscription fees, check ...

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IT Insiders

Expanded MATLAB Availability

Expanded MATLAB Availability

New computational tools are now available to university community members thanks to an expanded campus-wide license for MATLAB, Simulink, and companion toolboxes. The new license covers on-campus and home installations for all current students, instructors, staff, and researchers, as well as classroom and lab installations, and it is available thanks to a collaboration among DIT, the Clark School, CMNS, and BSOS. Get started at TERPware.

Submit to Present at LabMan 2018

Submit to Present at LabMan 2018

Are you thinking about attending the LabMan 2018 Conference at the University of Maryland? Is your organization doing something interesting and innovative? Maybe you’re a forward thinker and have a new theory to propose or compelling results to present. Share the interesting things you do and join us as we explore this year’s theme: Technology Driven Collaborative Learning. Submit a proposal today!

Teaching and Learning Conference

Teaching and Learning Conference

The 24th annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on May 11 in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. Proposals to present are now being accepted at the conference website. Questions about the conference? Send them to itl-coords@umd.edu.

Web Accessibility and Siteimprove Training

Web Accessibility and Siteimprove Training

Individuals who have access to the Siteimprove Web Governance Tool and those who would like to improve their knowledge in web accessibility are welcome to join a Web Accessibility and Siteimprove Training on Tuesday, February 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please register or contact itaccessibility@umd.edu if you have any questions.

Clicker Meet and Greet Sessions

Clicker Meet and Greet Sessions

Representatives from Turning Technologies will be on campus to discuss tips for agile teaching, peer instruction, and gamification, and best practices for "clicker" use on February 14 (11 a.m.-noon) and February 15 (9-10 a.m.). Register to participate in one of these sessions.

Research Commons STEAM Salon

Research Commons STEAM Salon

Mark Fuge will present on the topic “Designing with Data: How machine learning is morphing human, product and system design” on February 28 at 2:30 p.m. See the University Libraries Research Commons website for further details.