Access My LINC on Mobile Devices

Tags mylinc

Environment

My LINC

Issue

I would like to access and complete My LINC courses via a mobile device.

Resolution

There is no approved mobile version of My LINC. When you are trying to access My LINC via a mobile device, you will be directed to download the SumTotal Mobile app, which is not used at U-M. It is best if My LINC is accessed using a computer. My LINC is not recommended on mobile devices.  The ITS Service Center will not work with you to accomplish the work-around.

Desktop Mode for Mobile Devices

If a computer is not available, there is a work-around using the Google Chrome browser app, however, note that the website and courseware will not be formatted correctly.

You can select to view the My LINC website in "desktop mode," which will allow you to access My LINC and the courseware as though you are on a computer;

  1. Open Google Chrome on your mobile device
  2. Go to maislinc.umich.edu
    1. You will likely see a page about downloading the SumTotal app, please ignore this page
  3. Select the 3 horizontal dots for the Google Chrome browser (usually on the top or bottom right side)
  4. Scroll through the options
  5. Select Desktop site (might say Request Desktop Site or other similar wording)

The courseware will open within a new tab in the Google Chrome app. 

Using Safari on iOS Devices

If you can't download the Google Chrome browser app but you have the pre-installed Safari browser on your iPhone/iPad, use the following steps:

  1. Open Safari on your mobile device
  2. Go to maislinc.umich.edu
    1. You will likely see a page about downloading the SumTotal app, please ignore this page
  3. Towards the upper-left corner, tap the aA (small A, big A) symbol
  4. Select the Request Desktop Website option
    • You may need to scroll through some options
  5. If you weren't already prompted to do so, you'll be prompted to login through Weblogin
  6. Once logged in, you should see a WELCOME TO MY LINC page

Additional Information

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

 

Details

Article ID: 2847
Created
Fri 6/5/20 2:18 PM
Modified
Fri 8/11/23 5:32 PM