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MSU IT welcomes you! We know getting into the school mode can be stressful when you are juggling responsibilities, meeting deadlines, and studying for hours. We want to see you succeed and part of that success depends on knowing the tools and resources available to you.

Below you will find a list of resources you can pull from to make the 2016-2017 academic year a success! Read Full Article →

From the CIO

A Lifelong Spartan

Posted August 12, 2016 by Rob McCurdy

I want to thank the MSU community for the incredible amount of support I have received since given the opportunity to serve as interim CIO. I have been deeply invested in the Spartan community long before arriving here professionally. My experiences as a Spartan began at an early age with my father, having graduated from…Continue Reading →

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Check out MSU tech tips, resources for students

MSU IT welcomes you! We know getting into the school mode can be stressful when you are juggling responsibilities, meeting deadlines, and studying for hours. We want to see you succeed and part of that success depends on knowing the tools and resources available to you.

Below you will find a list of resources you can pull from to make the 2016-2017 academic year a success! Read Full Article →

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MSU offers extended technology support hours before fall semester

Welcome back! The MSU ID Office has expanded hours to help students get their Spartan ID Cards.

MSU IT has also extended Computer Help and Repair hours and hours in the MSU Engagement Centers. Stop by and ask any of our trained consultants about getting connected to the network and Wi-Fi, as well as information about computers and software. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Introduces Self Service Portal

MSU IT rolled out a Unified Self Service feature (https://uss.itservicedesk.msu.edu/), part of their existing service desk system, on August 15, 2016. It provides online access to students, faculty, and staff with an MSU NetID for checking the status of open requests, requesting services and searching a library of knowledge articles for help with technologies they support. Read Full Article →

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Scam Alert

Tuition discount scam targeting students

Be aware that scammers are targeting college students by claiming that students who pay their tuition to them in full will receive a tuition discount. This is a scam.

Who is being targeted?

Currently the scammers are targeting international students, however, all students need to remain vigilant as they could be contacted too. Read Full Article →

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Check out tips on D2L course cleanup and finding missing files

New features in MSU D2L version 10.5 allow for easy cleanup of courses that are carrying extra baggage from previous course conversions or years of accumulating unused files.

The process listed below copies all associated files from content and activities, such as quizzes, leaving behind any lingering files not actually used in the course. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council learns about technology projects, purchasing updates, and Student Success, Office 365 progress

The MSU IT Council met on June 1. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

MSU IT’s Top 15 Projects

Barb Dawson, Assistant Vice President of IT Strategy, reported on the “Top 15” technology projects as reported by the MSU IT Project Management Office. She explained that several criteria are used to classify a project as “Top 15” including if the project is high profile for MSU, if the project is funded, and if it is an innovation project and/or it supports the MSU Bolder IT vision to Strengthen, Align, and Innovate. Read Full Article →

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Learn about MSU technology resources available to students

The MSU Academic Orientation Program (AOP) starts on June 13 and runs through August helping new students and parents get acclimated to Michigan State University.

Follow TechAtMSU on Twitter for ongoing technology news, updates, and safe computing information. Follow the #MSUAOP hashtag for information during AOP.

Getting started

Technology plays a large role in students’ coursework and lives at MSU. Read Full Article →

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MSU Student Success Dashboard will support students, advisors

The Student Success Transformation Initiative supports students in their time at Michigan State University and through graduation. At the same time, it fosters the creation of a campus and national model for student success by leveraging analytics with actionable data, investing in advisors, and contributing to the Neighborhoods and colleges to help MSU students holistically. Read Full Article →

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Students using Spartan Mail, learn how to use the Clutter feature

What is Clutter? Clutter is a tool in your Microsoft Office 365 Spartan Mail (spartanmail.msu.edu) that moves your low priority messages out of your Inbox so you can easily scan for important messages.

How does it work? Clutter analyzes your email habits, and based on your past behavior, it determines the messages that you’re most likely to ignore. Read Full Article →
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2016 AT&T Award Winners for Excellence in Instructional Technology

Five outstanding instructors and online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2016 AT&T Award Competition in Instructional Technology.

The 2016 recipients are:

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Katie Gregory, PSY 270

PSY 270: Community Psychology was designed to introduce students to the field of community psychology, including the study of social problems and their solutions (e.g., issues around education, food systems, gender­-based violence, homelessness, juvenile justice, mental health, substance abuse and addiction, and veterans’ issues). Read Full Article →