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Using the System

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Which browser should I use with myVITA?

How can I set up a delegate in myVITA to enter activities and information for me?

Where did the information that was preloaded in myVITA come from?

How do I correct errors if the information is incorrect?

What file formats can be attached in myVITA? Are there any restrictions?

If I delete information, is there a way to restore it?

When I run a CV or look at my teaching, I only see the last year’s information. Why is the older data missing?

How often should I enter or update my information? And why?

What is an “Open Activity Period”?

How can I improve the readability of the myVITA application?

How can I make a suggestion regarding the myVITA system?

 

Courses Taught

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What is a course component?

 

Scholarly Contributions & Creative Activities

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How do I get started reviewing my Scholarly Contributions section?

How did my FAS Scholarly Contributions records transfer to myVITA?

I should have more Web of Science information. Where is it?

My publications are listed in Scopus. How do I enter Scopus information into myVITA?

I use Google Scholar. How do I enter my Google Scholar information into myVITA?

Can I use EndNote to upload my Scholarly Contributions?

What if my work shows up in a different database? For example, MathSciNet lists my publications.

I have an ORCiD profile that lists my scholarly contributions. Can I use ORCiD?

I’m trying to add a co-author as “Faculty at Your Institution,” but I can’t find her as an Internal Faculty Member when I search her name. What should I do?

I used the Import feature to get my citations into myVITA, but now I’m not listed as “Faculty at Your Institution” and neither are my UM System co-authors. What should I do?

myVITA has most of my recent publications, but it’s missing many of my older works, especially the presentations I made in years past. How far back should I go?

I’ve published a poem. What Type should I use?

I see that I’m listed as a co-author or co-creator on a Scholarly Contribution entry, but it’s creating an incorrect bibliographic entry on my cv. Is there a way to remove my name from the co-author list (my role is described elsewhere in the entry)?

 

Security

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Do all faculty members have access to myVITA?

What security is in place?

Is my personal identifiable information in myVITA?

Who can see my information in myVITA?

 

Training

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What training is available?

How are semesters defined in myVITA?

 

System Support

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How can I get help with the system?

 

Reviewed September 28, 2017.