IT Services develops, implements, and supports software for all centrally-supported university classrooms and computer labs. A variety of software applications for Macs and PCs are licensed for instructional use. Instructors can request specific software for computer labs and classrooms.
At this time, MSU does not recommend students rely on an Apple iPad, tablet device, or netbook as their primary computer due to software limitations.
The MSU Computer Store offers educational pricing and discounts on
computers, software, and accessories for the MSU community and
The MSU Computer Store has many licenses available for departmental
use on campus, including many products that can be used by MSU
faculty, staff, and students. Some of the site licenses are perpetual and
some are part of annual contracts. To consult about possible site
licensing opportunities, contact the MSU Site License Coordinator in the
Computer Store at (517) 432-0700.
IT Services central software licensing manages multiple license servers
which control access to various software packages in use on campus.
Site-licensed and concurrent-use software may be controlled via
vendor-specific license server implementations. The MSU Computer
Store has many site licenses available for departmental use on campus.
IT Services also provides a wide variety of software in centrally
supported university classrooms and computer labs.
MSU requires that all students have access to a
personal computer that can be used for completing school
assignments, accessing MSU e-mail, and viewing student