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10 steps get your tech ready for MSU AOP

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Welcome, Spartans! We are excited that you are starting your academic journey here at Michigan State University. The Academic Orientation Program (AOP) is an important step to get ready the fall semester.

It’s our priority to ensure your experience goes smoothly, so we’ve outlined easy steps to get you and your tech devices ready for MSU! Read Full Article →

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Posted May 26, 2017 by Rob McCurdy

“There’s always something in the game you wish you would have done different. That’s why players improve, because they learn from what they did before. They might have been guessing before, but now they know.” – Gordie Howe, hockey legend Looking back at the past few months, I am blown away by what #TeamMSUIT has…Continue Reading →

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10 steps get your tech ready for MSU AOP

Welcome, Spartans! We are excited that you are starting your academic journey here at Michigan State University. The Academic Orientation Program (AOP) is an important step to get ready the fall semester.

It’s our priority to ensure your experience goes smoothly, so we’ve outlined easy steps to get you and your tech devices ready for MSU! Read Full Article →

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Learn three quick tips for customizing your MSU Qualtrics survey

Qualtrics offers its users many powerful features, so many that it can be hard to keep track of them.

We’d like to highlight a couple of these useful tools for customizing your MSU Qualtrics survey using the “Look and Feel” menu and the an authenticator to limit access to your survey. Read Full Article →

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MSU Computer Store becomes MSU Tech Store

The MSU Computer Store is now the MSU Technology Store. Along with our name change, the MSU Technology Store website has been updated to techstore.msu.edu. The phone number and our room 110 Computer Center location remain the same. Our email address is now techstore@msu.edu.

You’ll see additional changes over the next few weeks as we transition to our new look. Read Full Article →

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Find out about new MSU technology services for faculty, staff

MSU Information Technology has been working on several new technology services for departments, as well as faculty, staff, and IT staff.

Cloud services coming soon

Access to Gartner for Technical Professionals will be provided to MSU IT professionals in the coming weeks. Gartner Core Research remains available for all MSU students, faculty, and staff to research information technology news, reports, business and market analysis, product descriptions and comparisons, information on trends, and a calendar of upcoming conferences and events. Read Full Article →

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Find out what’s new for MSU instructors in D2L version 10.7

MSU recently migrated MSU D2L to the Brightspace/D2L cloud and upgraded from version 10.6.3 to 10.7.0 during May 11-13. (Read more on the D2L cloud migration and upgrade.)

Top 10 New D2L Features

Below are the top 10 new or improved features for instructors to check out. See the resource links at the bottom for more documentation, videos, and release notes. Read Full Article →

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Learn more about the MSU combat veterans course in the Tech Break podcast

Check out the second episode of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast called “Creating the Combat Veterans Course.”

In our second episode, we discuss the reasoning behind the design and creation of the new combat veterans course from the MSU School of Social Work. On the show we talk with Social Work instructors Tina Blaschke-Thompson and Glenn Stutzky, as well as instructional designers Keesa V. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council discusses new groups, network services restructuring, CIO vision

The MSU IT Council met in April. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

MSU IT Network Services Restructuring

Nishanth Rodrigues and Chuck Kirby from MSU IT presented the new organizational structure of the Network Services teams. The new structure is built around three teams focusing on planning, building, and running network services and systems on campus. Read Full Article →

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2017 MSU Instructional Design Winners

MSU faculty & staff recognized for use of instructional technology

Four outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2017 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.

“The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding faculty and staff whose innovation and creativity inspire others in new ways of using technology in instruction,” said Severin Grabski, lead judge for 2017 AT&T Awards; associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, College of Business; and senior faculty advisor to the CIO of MSU. Read Full Article →

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MSU D2L upgrade planned May 11-13

MSU IT will be migrating the MSU D2L system to a hosted environment May 11-13. D2L will be unavailable beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 11, and will be available again after 7:00 a.m. on May 13.

Additionally, D2L course merge and unmerge requests will now be handled by the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or ithelp@msu.edu. Read Full Article →

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Check out the MSU Tech Break podcast on accessibility as a culture

Check out the first episode of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast called “Developing Your Accessibility Culture.”

In our first episode we discuss accessibility, why accessibility is important and some technologies that can help make your courses more accessible. The podcast is hosted by Shillo Wright and she interviews Phil Deaton and Brooke Knapp. Read Full Article →