IT4U Webinars

IT4U is a regular series of 30- and 45-minute interactive webinars. Learn and apply tips and techniques for working with ITS tools, products, and services. Topics include Google, Box, U-M Data Warehouse, accessibility tips, safe computing, videoconferencing, and more.

See a YouTube playlist of all captioned IT4U webinar recordings. Note: Click a column head to re-sort the list.

Topic Video Title Description Length (minutes) Date Resources
Tableau IT4U91 50 Tableau Tips

Christopher Gardner (ITS/Information Quest) shares ideas and techniques for building visualizations, based on a popular presentation at the annual Tableau conference.

40 4/30/2019 Resources
System Access IT4U89 Getting Access to U-M Administrative Data with OARS

Evan Blumenstein (ITS) demonstrates the Online Access Request System (OARS), including how to request access, track the status of your request, and check what access you have.

36 3/5/2019 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U88 Formulas, Filters, & Formatting in BusinessObjects

Matthew Pickus (ITS) shows how to format numbers and dates in BusinessObjects reports, including conditional formatting, text calculations, and query and report filters. Level: Intermediate.

36 2/28/2019 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U87 The eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) data set

David Mulder (Office of Research & Sponsored Projects and Finance-Sponsored Programs) provides an introduction to using BusinessObjects with proposal and award data in the eRPM data set.

44 12/4/2018 Resources
Google IT4U86 Google Team Drives--Data Longevity & Access Control

Google Team Drives offers a model of team-based ownership of files. All files in the Team Drive remain with the team as team members come and go. Rob Carleski from ITS Collaboration Services shows you how!

19 10/23/2018 Resources
Digital signs IT4U85 Digital Signs Introduction

James Lengerich (ITS) covers use cases for digital signs on campus, basic set-up and maintenance tips. Level: Introductory.

38 9/20/2018 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U84 IT4U Webinar: Using BusinessObjects with Student Data

Mandy Barnes (Registrar's Office) provides an overview of student data in the U-M Data Warehouse. 

43 7/17/2018 Resources
Google IT4U83 Gmail Got a Makeover!

Brian Cors (ITS) demonstrates the Gmail web interface, with quick actions, Google’s suggested replies and even more integrations with other G Suite apps.

37 6/7/2018 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U82 Using the Human Resource Data Sets

Join Traci Buckner (UHR) for an introduction to the Human Resource data sets in the U-M Data Warehouse.

40 4/26/2018 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U81 Using BusinessObjects with Financial Data

Bill LaCroix (ITS) offers tips on modifying Financial reports and creating a simple pie chart in BusinessObjects in this informal Q&A session. Level: Intermediate

42 3/29/2018 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U80 Creating Reports in BusinessObjects

Learn how to create and format your own reports in BusinessObjects. Data: Student Records, HR, Financials (applicable to all). With Jeanne Mackey and Mary Wise (ITS). Level: Introductory

45 1/30/2018 Resources
Tableau IT4U79 Tiled Dashboards Design in Tableau

Learn how to design and organize Tableau visualizations within a dashboard layout. Christopher Gardner (ITS/Information Quest) covers the basics of building layouts, utilizing containers, managing padding, and formatting. Tableau software is a business intelligence, visualization, and analytics tool. 

43 11/14/2017 Resources
Canvas IT4U78 What's New with Canvas

Jeff Ziegler (ITS) offers an overview of the Canvas Learning Management System, including enhancements (such as integration with Google Drive) and new functionality.

36 10/10/2017 Resources
Google IT4U77 Google Team Drives

Google makes sharing and collaboration easy, with Docs, Sheets, Slides and more. But individual ownership of files becomes problematic when a team member leaves U-M. The new Google Team Drives offers a model of team-based ownership of files. Join Jen Mruk and Brian Cors (ITS) to learn how Google Team Drives can solve sharing and collaboration issues, and how to get started using them in your department. 

43 9/14/2017 Resources
Box IT4U76 The New U-M Box

Eric Fruth (ITS) shows how the new U-M Box web app makes it easy to interact with your files and folders. Collaborating and sharing is more straight forward. Audience: New and existing U-M Box users.

41 7/18/2017 Resources
CTools and Box IT4U75 CTools Project Site Migration

If you're migrating content from CTools Project Sites, this one's for you! MaryBeth Stuenkel and John Diehl (ITS) cover what to expect and how to select alternative tools such as U-M Box and G Suite (Google). Learn how Shared Accounts, Team Drive, U-M Discussion Groups and MCommunity Groups can enhance collaboration and communication.

44 6/22/2017 Resources
Windows IT4U74 Windows 10 Features & Changes

Windows 10 will soon be the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers. Jen Mruk (ITS) orients you to the new look and feel, interface updates, Windows 10 storage changes--and options. Learn Windows 10 tips and tricks to enhance your everyday workflow.

43 5/5/2017 Resources
My LINC IT4U73 My LINC Tips & Tricks

My LINC offers a wealth of resources--from eLearning courses to step-by-step procedures and more. Jeanne Mackey (ITS) offers tips for streamlining navigation and searches and avoiding typical My LINC "gotcha's." 

25 3/16/2017 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U72 Create a Shortcode Report in BusinessObjects

Bill LaCroix (ITS) shows how to create a BusinessObjects report that lists a department's Shortcodes and associated chartfields. For Shortcodes with Project Grants, the report provides PG details, including contacts and current balance.  Level: Introductory

42 2/28/2017 Resources
Videoconferencing IT4U71 Going Live with BlueJeans

Todd Austin (LSA Instructional Support Services) provides a quick-start introduction to participating in, moderating, and setting up BlueJeans virtual connections. Learn how to create real-time video and/or audio links for teaching, research, meetings, and events. See what's changed since our last BlueJeans webinar.

45 2/23/2017 Resources
Google IT4U70 What's New with Google Sites

Google Sites has a new look and feel.  Monica Hickson (ITS) shows how to create pages, add new stylish themes, drag and drop content, and collaborate in real time. Level: Intermediate

39 1/25/2017 Resources
File Storage IT4U69 Collaborate with Box and Google Shared Accounts

Do you have files in your Google Drive or Box folders that really belong to your department or project team? MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS) shows how to use shared accounts to manage your team’s data—from Box folders to Google email and calendars. Level: Intermediate

41 12/1/2016 Resources
Google IT4U68 The New Inbox by Gmail

Are you looking for a different way to manage your email so it acts more like a task list? Inbox by Gmail sorts, bundles and marks your email as complete. Monica Hickson (ITS) shows how to use the new features and get closer to INBOX ZERO--an inbox with no email in it! Level: Intermediate

40 11/10/2016 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U66 Intro to the U-M Data Warehouse

Mary Wise and Jeanne Mackey (ITS) provide an overview of some of the main data sets, how to access and use the data dictionaries, U-M Maintained reports, and training resources. Level: Introductory

43 9/26/2016 Resources
File Storage IT4U65 Securing Your Data in M+Box

MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS) shows how to make M+Box work better for you, using the available security features. Your data is encrypted while stored in Box and also during uploads and downloads. But there's more! This cloud-based service offers additional options to ensure the privacy and security of your files.

44 6/21/2016 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U63 BusinessObjects Tips & Tricks

Review of time-saving tips in BusinessObjects--from scheduling reports to creating grouped variables and simple charts. Level: Basic to intermediate

44 5/12/2016 Resources
Safe Computing IT4U62 Spear Phishing--Don't Get Hooked!

Spear phishing is an e-mail spoofing fraud attempt to steal your confidential data. Data security analyst Louis Daher (ITS ) offers tips on how to identify and avoid common hooks and prepare for any future attacks.

32 4/28/2016 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U61 Using BusinessObjects with Financial Data

Learn to modify a canned BusinessObjects query and build your own in the Financial data set. Level: Intermediate

41 3/22/2016 Resources
Google IT4U60 Organize Your Google Mail

Is your Google Mail inbox out of control? Learn how to get and stay organized with shortcuts, filters, labs, and extensions. Presenter: Rick Sawoscinski (ITS) Level: Basic to intermediate

44 3/17/2016 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U58 Report Filters and Tabs in BusinessObjects Reports

Learn how to customize data display with filters, tabs, and more in BusinessObjects reports. Level: Introductory

14 1/21/2016 Resources
Digital Signage IT4U56 Live Data on Digital Signs, Part 1

Mandy Grabowski (ITS) shows how to update your digital sign’s content via a Google Sheet, using the Sheet-to-Sign connection. Level: Intermediate

25 12/15/2015 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U55 Formulas & Variables in BusinessObjects

Leverage the power of formulas and variables in BusinessObjects reports—including numeric, character, document, and logical functions. Level: Intermediate

48 12/8/2015 Resources
Google IT4U54 What's New with Google Calendar

Jennifer Mruk (ITS) shows how to customize your Google calendar. Learn how to add a Google Hangout, set notifications, time slots and your work hours, add an attachment to an invitation, use the mobile app, and more. Level: Introductory

33 11/24/2015 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U53 Merging Multiple Data Providers in BusinessObjects BI4

Learn how to merge data from multiple datasets in BusinessObjects. Level: Intermediate

34 11/9/2015 Resources
Data Warehouse IT4U51 Sneak Peek at BusinessObjects BI4

Learn what's new with BusinessObjects version BI4. Level: Beginning-intermediate

31 9/15/2015
Accessibility IT4U50 Accessibility Tips for Mac Users

Jane Vincent, Assistive Technology Manager (ITS), reviews OS X Yosemite's features that make computing easier for people with disabilities—and possibly everyone else. Innovations include screen configuration options and improved speech recognition and text-to-speech.

25 8/6/2015 Resources
Canvas IT4U49 Canvas at U-M

Canvas is U-M's cloud-based learning management system. Dave Nassar (ITS) shows what the buzz is all about, including streamlined workflows and powerful tools like Speedgrader. Level: Introductory

38 7/16/2015 Resources
File Storage IT4U48 U-M File Storage Solutions

Choosing the best online storage options for your files can be daunting. MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS) offers an overview and best practices, with a focus on M+Box and Google Drive. Level: Introductory

43 6/30/2015 Resources
Data Reporting IT4U47 ITS Data Reporting Resources

If you're just getting started with U-M administrative data reporting, this one's for you! Jeanne Mackey (ITS) provides a quick overview of resources, including data set descriptions, data dictionaries, the Report Library, training options, and more. Level: Introductory

25 5/20/2015 Resources
Videoconferencing IT4U46 Using Blue Jeans, Part 2

Learn more about setting up, participating in, and moderating Blue Jeans virtual meetings. Presenter Mike Stork (ITS) covers typical "gotchas" and best practices. Level: Intermediate

47 5/5/2015 Resources
Videoconferencing IT4U45 Experience a BlueJeans Virtual Meeting

Mike Stork (ITS) demonstrates basic meeting management, screen-sharing, phone participation, and more. This webinar took place within a BlueJeans meeting, with most participants interacting via webcam.

46 3/19/2015 Resources
Google IT4U43 Intro to Google Drive

Martin Sager and Jen Mruk (ITS) give a quick tour of Google Drive with time-saving tips. Includes a comparison with Microsoft Office. Level: Introductory

35 2/25/2015 Resources
Qualtrics IT4U40 Streamlined Surveys with Qualtrics

Britain Woodman (Library Operations) offers tips on creating surveys with Qualtrics.

30 11/11/2014
Data Warehouse BITV024 Introduction to the Data Dictionaries

Jeff Jenkins (ITS) shows how to use the data dictionaries to create and edit BusinessObjects HR queries. This webinar was recorded in 2011, but the information is still relevant.

32 9/20/2011