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Frequently Used U-M Links for Teaching

Course Management

  • Wolverine Access 
    The site for on-line registration, class rosters, student accounts, pay stubs, submitting grades, etc.
  • CTools 
    UM's online course management system. You can use the site to post announcements, readings, and handouts; to run on-line discussion sessions or chat rooms with students; and to receive electronic copies of assignments from your students.
  • Academic Calendar 
    Find out when classes start, when classes end, and when we get vacation!
  • Time Schedule 
    Find out when and where all your classes are being held.
  • Exam Schedule Find out when the final for the class you are teaching is.  Put it on your syllabus!
  • Course Guide 
    Find out what classes are being offered.  This comes in handy when your students ask what they should take next, now that you've instilled in them a life long love of philosophy.
  • Directory 
    Find out the contact information of anyone associated with the university.

For Your Teaching Enhancement

  • LSA Instructor's Handbook 
    This handbook is full of helpful tidbits about LSA guidelines for things like grading, classroom conduct, add/drop policies, etc.
  • CRLT: The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching 
    CRLT provides many resources for GSI's, including information on individual consultations, seminars, and tips for improving teaching. Check out the "For GSIs" link!
  • Information Technology Central Services 
    Computers are complicated and you have better things to do with your time.  These people can help.  This site also links to your student account, so you can check things like how much of your printing ration you have used up.
  • Faculty Exploratory 
    The faculty exploratory provides workshops on how to use handy computer programs like Dreamweaver, Power Point, Excel, EndNote, etc.  They also have copies of software for your test-driving pleasure.


For Student Referral

  • Services for Students with Disabilities
    Information for both students and instructors on how to deal with disabilities that might potentially affect a student's performance in class.
  • Sweetland Center for Writing
    Offers free one-to-one writing support to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan. Sweetland faculty and peer writing consultants meet with student writers to help with any stage of the writing process.  It also has services for graduate students, should you be so inclined.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services 
    CAPS, located on the third floor of the Michigan Union, offers free counseling services for all students.  This website has information on urgent crisis intervention, on how to properly engage and refer a student who you feel needs help, on making an appointment for yourself, and much more.
  • English Language Institute 
    ELI provides resources for ESL (English as a Second Language) students and faculty.