CTools is accessible to users inside and outside the University of Michigan. Note: UM students, faculty and staff already have access and should not need to create an account. You can login with your UM uniqname and Kerberos password.

If you would like access to sites within CTools, follow the steps below.

1. If you do not have a UM uniqname, register for a Friend account with the University of Michigan by opening, and following the onscreen instructions. You will need to supply your email address and choose a password. You will receive a confirmation email to that address. Open that email and confirm your account registration by following the instruction contained there.

2. Next, contact the person who has invited you to join a CTools site and give them your friend account login (the email address from step 1). The owner of this site can then add you as a participant.

3. Once you've been added to the site, open CTools at Login and you can begin. You will see a tab next to 'My Workspace' for the site that you have now joined. If you received a message that your login was invalid, please confirm that you have typed it in correctly and that the site owner has added you as a participant.


Register for a Friend Account