ITS contracts with BlueJeans Network to provide their cloud-based conferencing service to the university. BlueJeans offers audio, video, and content sharing.
University of Michigan BlueJeans accounts are available to all U-M faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates (individual accounts) on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, including the Health System that have opted into the campus contract. Non-university participants can attend BlueJeans meetings without a university account.
As of September 2016, you have two ways to use BlueJeans from a desktop computer: the BlueJeans App (recommended) or Google Chrome. If you access a BlueJeans meeting using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, you will be prompted to install the BlueJeans App and unable to join from those browsers.
Campus Uses of BlueJeans
BlueJeans helps campus communicate and collaborate with colleagues around the world. BlueJeans is used at the university to:
- Host virtual guest speakers
- Broadcast campus events
- Teach classes with students in remote locations
- Partner with international research collaborators
- Host meetings across campus
- Advise off-campus students
- Record and store meetings (for up to 90 days)
- Reduce travel time and costs
BlueJeans may be used with some types of sensitive data, including Protected Health Information (PHI) if used in the manner which is detailed in the Sensitive Data Guide to IT Services. You are responsible for using BlueJeans appropriately with sensitive university data and taking the precautions listed in the guide.