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Did you score new tech over winter break? Follow the below steps to get connected and to make sure you’re getting the most out of the tools available to you.  

1. Get connected

Whether it’s a new laptop, smartphone, gaming system, or streaming gadget, you’ll need to register your device to get access to the MSU Network. Read Full Article →

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2017: A year in review

Posted December 20, 2017 by Rob McCurdy

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland, former author, journalist, and naturalist I’m astounded by the work MSU IT has accomplished in 2017. As one MSU IT, we’ve integrated new team members, launched collaborative tools, stood up a state-of-the-art data…Continue Reading →

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get your entertainment devices connected! dhcp.msu.edu

Did you score new tech over winter break? Follow the below steps to get connected and to make sure you’re getting the most out of the tools available to you.  

1. Get connected

Whether it’s a new laptop, smartphone, gaming system, or streaming gadget, you’ll need to register your device to get access to the MSU Network. Read Full Article →

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Video camera photo to illustrate Kaltura MediaSpace adding new video editing tools

Kaltura MediaSpace added Video Editing Tools on January 14 that replace the previous Clipping, Trimming, and Quiz Creation functionalities in MSU MediaSpace.

The same basic functionality still exists within MediaSpace. However, the new tools provide an accessible, unified, and streamlined experience within your web browser when editing videos in MediaSpace. Read Full Article →

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D2L Daylight Upgrade graphic

MSU IT will be upgrading D2L to a new user interface called Daylight on May 11, 2018.

The new interface will bring increased smartphone usability and a modern visual design to D2L.

D2L Daylight Differences

D2L will have a new look and feel that adapts to different screen sizes, providing an improved user experience on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Read Full Article →

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Student with iPad.

January starts the new MSU spring semester. Get your tech ready with these 6 tips.

1. Update your passwords

Protect your computers, files, and personal information by regularly changing your password. Learn more about strong passwords.

Visit secureit.msu.edu for an extensive list of resources to help protect you from viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and more.  Read Full Article →

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Students check out MSU's latest classroom technology.

During 2017 a range of strategic learning space renovations and technology investments were completed on campus. MSU IT supported upgrades to 33 instructional spaces that help with student engagement and student success initiatives.

Upgrades are part of a multi-year planning process at MSU and also involve Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) funding requests from MSU IT. Read Full Article →

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Woman at a computer. Image promote the MSU AT&T Instructional Technology Awards. More details at attawards.msu.edu.

To enhance teaching and learning, MSU holds the AT&T Instructional Technology Awards program encouraging best practices in the use of instructional technology across campus.

MSU faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants should submit entry forms by Friday, February 2, 2018, before 5 p.m.

“The awards help spread effective practice and share the outstanding work of our colleagues,” says Brendan Guenther, Director for Academic Technology. Read Full Article →

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Photo of students in class.

Michigan State University licensed and launched AcademicWorks as a complete scholarship and endowment management solution for the university.

This application, branded MSU Scholarships, will provide a secure, central location for all gift information, as well as other sources of student financial aid information for each unit.

Moving to an enterprise tool for all scholarships and endowments will help MSU keep up with growth, maintain data at a university level, and track analytics to aid in decision making. Read Full Article →

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faculty & staff appreciation day, November 30, techstore.msu.edu/events

We know the work our faculty and staff do is critical to serving the academic mission of the Spartan community. We also know it’s not easy to do this work without the tools you need. 

That is why the MSU Tech Store is hosting a Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day on November 30. Read Full Article →

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#TeamMSUIT Delivering outstanding customer service

You only have to look at fast food outlets to appreciate that expedited delivery doesn’t always translate to superior customer service. Just like many things in life, superior customer service does not simply depend on a single variable; it is a combination of number factors coming together: speed, agent’s skill set, customer communications, product quality, brand recognition, etc. Read Full Article →

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Instructor facilitating the class from mobile device

For nearly 10 years I have worked at Michigan State University in a variety of capacities to create better learning experiences with technology. I currently work with MSU IT and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology as an Instructional Designer.

For the past year, I have been working with several instructors on how to utilize technology to more directly relate to students in the classroom. Read Full Article →