​​​A po​werful ecosystem of IT tools and solutions is available to employees at the University of Maribor

A brief description is provided below. Additional information can be found in the provided web links.

The University digital identity enables you to log on to numerous systems and tools presented below. Some of the tools are available for installation on your computer. When using services, it is necessary to follow the Information security policy and terms of use, given by manufacturers or service providers that are related to the academic, non-commercial environment.

The following services are available, grouped by the purpose of use:

CONNECTIVITY:​

  • fast and stable Eduroam wireless network that can be accessed worldwide as well as the optimised wifi5UM network at locations of the majority of UM Faculties as well as at locations of Student Dormitories Maribor;
  • virtual private network (VPN) service, ensuring a secure connection between your device and the university network, when you are at home, at a conference, on a business trip or at another location and are using public internet.

COMMUNICATION, E-MAIL, COLLABORATION:

TOOLS:

  • Microsoft licensed software for development environments (Azure Dev Tools for Teaching), where you can also find installation files for Windows operating system in the case of an upgrade;
  • the MatLAB platform, an interactive environment for numerical calculations, visualization and programming as well as Simulink, providing a graphic editor, a flexible block library as well as aids for modelling and simulation of dynamic systems (campus licence). Available is also an add-on, enabling task performance on the Maister high-performance computer (find out more below);
  • engineering software tools NI Labview and Multisim that are used for the development of test and measuring systems and applications intended for measurements, automated testing and management with quick access to hardware and data (campus licence);
  • the most widely used statistical SPSS software package / AMOS (campus licence);
  • leading tool for managing references and citing when preparing seminar papers, final papers, research articles EndNote (campus licence, provided by University Library Maribor);
  • the BrowZine tool (web access and iOS/Android application) for easier searching in UM subscription sources, such as scientific and professional journals, with the use of a powerful taxonomy of scientific areas and areas of expertise (provided by University Library Maribor);
  • access to VMWare company tools under the VMWare Academic Campus licence;
  • SAP 4/HANA education environment as part of the SAP University Alliance programme, enabling access to the largest commercial integrated information system (campus licence for UM Members EPF, FERI, FOV and FL);
  • 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software and solutions for planning and developing PTC Creo products (campus licence);
  • ANSYS software combining computer simulations from the field of liquids, structural strength analyses, electronics, electromagnetism and multiphysics simulations with software including applications pertaining to the fields of chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and other engineering applications (campus licence for associate faculties, i.e., FS and FE).

APPLICATIONS:

  • AIPS PPA: academic information system for study process support;
  • Moodle: learning e-environment intended for teaching on all educational levels, for full-time and part-time studies as well as for all categories of course participants. In case of​ problems, you can contact faculty e-learning coordinators;
  • Event registration: registration for events intended for employees, to organizations Izpopolni.UM, CPP and RCUM. Access to the event registration list and attendance certificates.

OTHER:

  • access to materials of the leading analyst Gartner, where you can follow the latest developments and trends regarding IT, semiconductors, process and customer management, education technology, energy, smart cities, human capital management (campus licence);
  • useful URL shortener (due to security reasons, only UM-owned or UM-rented URLs are allowed to be shortened)
  • the Grammarly Premium Campus tool for checking English grammar and spelling (order execution once a year upon orders by faculties);
  • The Amebis Besana tool for checking Slovene grammar and spelling (order execution once a year upon orders by faculties);
  • access to the high-performance computer (HPC) Maister as part of UM projects. ​

In case questions and problems arise when using IT services as well as the information and communication technology in general, you can turn to our ICT coordinators at Faculties: their list by Faculties is available HERE.

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News prepared by: Computer Centre of the University of Maribor (RCUM), ​​May 2022.