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Remote resource tips

March 17, 2020

As you continue your studies under these changing circumstances, we want to make sure that you are aware of the Student Resources for Working and Studying Remotely web page. In particular, we want to highlight some useful resources.

Dear students:

We appreciate your patience during this time of change in response to the unprecedented public health emergency faced by our campus community and the world at large. 

Your instructors have been hard at work to ensure that the shift to remote delivery is accomplished as smoothly as possible. If you have not done so please reach out to your instructor with questions, or concerns regarding your ability to complete your coursework. 

As you continue your studies under these changing circumstances, we want to make sure that you are aware of the Student Resources for Working and Studying Remotely web page. In particular, we want to highlight some useful resources:

  • Comcast has extended its 60 days of free Internet Essentials service to qualified households in their service area. Normally, this would cost $9.95 per month. Qualified households include those eligible for National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others.

  • Charter/Spectrum is also opening up free access to wifi hotspots.

  • Many smartphones can be turned into instant wi-fi “hotspots” which can allow you to connect to wi-fi on a laptop. Here are a couple of links; you may need to search the internet for information on your individual phone.

  • MiDesktop: ITS Dearborn in partnership with Ann Arbor ITS has implemented the use of MiDesktop to access lab computers remotely. This will allow students to use licensed software that they may need access to without coming to campus. Students with Macs will also be able to use Windows software remotely. Students can visit midesktop.umich.edu and log in with their university account. Instructions on how to sign in and use the resources can be found in this Knowledge Base Article. Once you have logged in you can select from one of the pools of computers. You will be logged out of the computer if you are idle for 60 minutes.  

If you have any questions, or are experiencing challenges during this transition in any way, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students’ Office, dearbornDOS@umich.edu.

Go Blue! Go Dearborn!
 

Amy Finley 
Dean of Students

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