Information about Michigan Engineering IT policies and services provided by CAEN.

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CAEN provides the Michigan Engineering community with computing, instructional, and information technologies to support the strategic vision.

An individual's role at Michigan Engineering will determine their eligibility for access to CAEN computer labs, as well as other U-M information technology resources.

CAEN provides consistent and reliable technology in Michigan Engineering classrooms to enhance teaching and learning for instructors and students. This technology generally offers a self-service orientation, facilitated by easy-to-use, in-room control systems and pre-configured setups.

CAEN computer labs are collaborative areas in Michigan Engineering spaces where students conduct Engineering course-related, instructional work on desktop computers operated by CAEN.

All members of the U-M community are provided with access to a centrally-managed email account, along with options for creating and managing email groups and lists.

Extended Reality (XR) is a term that refers to the combination of real and virtual environments using computer technology, including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR).

CAEN supports a number of popular hardware and software tools and services used by Michigan Engineering instructors in their teaching.

CAEN provides support for network connectivity in Michigan Engineering buildings, including wireless (Wi-Fi) and wired networks.

Michigan Engineering students, faculty, and staff are provided with many online file storage options to support their academic, administrative, and research needs.

Eligible members of the Michigan Engineering have access to many CAEN computer lab services remotely. Depending on the operating system, different clients are available for remote access to the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows or Linux.

The software library bundled with the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) includes a large set of engineering-specific applications covering a wide range of disciplines, as well as software for general productivity.

CAEN works with departments to provide support for Michigan Engineering faculty and staff who need to work and meet with others both on and off campus.


To support Michigan Engineering departments with their web application and email communication needs, CAEN offers options to publish websites and create moderated email distribution lists, and more...