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Student Computing Resources

On-campus resources


CTools –Portal for online courses and online information for on-campus classes.


Check your e-mail online


Basic Computing Package


  • E-mail account info


  • Printing: 400 pages per semester (black and white only)


  • About IFS (Institutional File Space – also called MFile)


  • Log in to IFS (MFile)


  • Check on your usage (printing, dial-up hours, etc.) at


The “Blue Disc”, which contains:

  • Antivirus software
  • Quicktime
  • Itunes

http://www.itd.umich.edu/bluedisc/ ; U-M Computer Showcase, basement of the Union. Costs only $8, or download for free!

Computer labs (called “Sites”)


  • There’s a small lab on the 4th floor of our building.
  • Other labs exist all over campus.

Map and lists of services: http://www.umich.edu/~sites/map/general.html

Where to subscribe to get Internet access at home http://www.itd.umich.edu/internet/dial-in/alternatives.html

Where to go for help:

The School of Nursing doesn’t have computer tutors on site, but the University of Michigan has lots of free resources available.

  • General help websitehttp://www.itd.umich.edu/help/index.html
  • CTools help: Log in at http://ctool.umich.edu/ and click “Help” in the lower left corner.
  • Computer help desk: 764-HELP or  online.consulting@umich.edu – generally respond within 24 hours (often faster)
  • U -M Computer Showcase in the basement of the Michigan Union (see map) – provides one-on-one help with software, hardware, and computer purchases
  • Angell Hall Courtyard computing site - provides one-on-one help with software and hardware
  • School of Education computing site - provides one-on-one help with software and hardware

If you need help at home

Unfortunately, there is no University service that will come to your house and set up your computer. They do, however, have good instructions that you can print out on campus and take home.

You can also call or e-mail the Computer help desk: 734-764-HELP or online.consulting@umich.edu


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