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Google Sites is an easy way for anyone to create secure web pages for projects, classes, events, organizations, and many other collaborative purposes. You can request a custom, friendlier, public facing URL for your Google Site.

Making Google Sites accessible

Available to all U-M units

Sites, Google+, etc.

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sites.google.com

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CollegiateLink

Maize Pages, powered by CollegiateLink, is a platform to centralize, organize, and increase student involvement opportunities. The platform provides the tools for managing student organizations and encouraging growth and development as students engage in co-curricular activities.

Accessibility statement from CollegiateLink

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Google Forms can be used to plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information. If a spreadsheet is linked to the form, responses will automatically be sent to the spreadsheet. Otherwise, users can view them on the “Summary of Responses” page accessible from the Responses menu. Custom Google Forms themes can be created and shared with others. 

Accessibility information from University of Colorado-Boulder

Available to all U-M units

Create a Google form

Using GoogleForms

Qualtrics is a survey service for the creation of survey instruments, distribution of the surveys, instructional modules, learning assessments, data storage and analysis.

Creating accessible forms

Available to all U-M units

University of Michigan Qualtrics Wiki

umich.qualtrics.com

MiServer and MiDatabase allow units or individuals to run server and database systems in a virtual environment managed by ITS. ITS takes care of the technical details so faculty, staff, and students can focus on innovations in their labs, libraries, and classrooms. Available to all U-M units

About MiServer & MiDatabase

MiServer Service Information

M Cloud is the U-M offering of public cloud services to the U-M community. M Cloud currently includes access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) under a University of Michigan enterprise agreement. The agreement allows the U-M community to opt-in to use AWS’s cloud-based IT infrastructure services under a U-M Master Account. Available to all U-M units

M Cloud Service Information

Drupal is an advanced Web Content Management System that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage, and organize a wide variety of content on a Web site. With Drupal you can develop and maintain your site using only your Web browser, eliminating the need to learn additional software or languages.

Accessibility statement from Drupal
Drupal's accessibility wiki

Used in College of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Student Affairs, Ford School, Housing, ICSPR, IGR, Kinesiology, Life Sciences, MCIT, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Arts, Michigan Publishing, Museum of Art, Naval Engineering, Rackham, School of Information, School of Nursing, SNRE, UMHS

Drupal Information

MSIS

WordPress is a popular and dynamic open-source software platform widely used in higher education for web content management systems and blogs. LSAIT has installed WordPress Multisite in the U-M network so it is protected and secure.

WordPress accessibility page

Used in LSA and ENG

LSAIT

CAEN

sharepoint

MS SharePoint

This system has been provided to faculty and staff of the University of Michigan to better facilitate collaboration on administrative tasks through easy and convenient sharing of documentation, calendar information and tasks.

SharePoint accessibility page

Available to all Faculty and Staff LSAIT
Omeka

Omeka.net is web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to create or collaborate on a website to display collections and build digital exhibitions. No technical skills or special server requirements are necessary. 

Omeka accessibility page

Used by University Libraries Omeka