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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 for 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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Analytics is one driving factor to student success at MSU

Posted July 25, 2017 by Rob McCurdy

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” – Bill Gates Educational institutions are nothing without the community of scholars they serve. I take that very seriously in my position as CIO for MSU because information and the way we use information…Continue Reading →

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Parents: 3 questions to set your Spartan up for success

We know getting ready to attend Michigan State University can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve outlined 3 questions to make sure your Spartan has the right devices and technology to help them succeed at MSU.

Another resource is the MSU Tech Store, located conveniently on campus, which has experts available to talk to you about the technology your Spartan may need. Read Full Article →

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Building & sharing a prototype in learning design process (Part 2)

The following is a Part 2 of a two-part blog post on prototyping used for learning design. In Part 1, I introduced what prototyping is and how I’ve used it as an instructional designer. Here in Part 2, I highlight some ways to build and share your prototype.

Mindset: Build to think

Disposition: Must be curious, creative, and willing to learn

How to build a prototype

Here are a three basic “remixed” steps on building a prototype within Learning Design (from IDEO U):  

  1. Build: Get tangible quickly.
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Why I use prototyping in my learning design process (Part 1)

The following is a two part blog post on prototyping used for learning design. Here in Part 1, I introduce what prototyping is and how I’ve used it as an instructional designer. In Part 2, I highlight some ways to build and share your prototype.

I love my job as an instructional designer. Read Full Article →

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MSU upgrading to Windows 10 in computer labs, classrooms

MSU IT will be upgrading to Windows 10 in university computer labs and classroom tech carts during August 7-25 in preparation for the fall 2017 semester.

Summer technology upgrades

This upgrade will help leverage new technologies and security features in Windows 10.

In addition to the Windows 10 upgrade, MSU IT will also perform its normal summer software and application patching and maintenance in labs and classrooms. Read Full Article →

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Learn more about REAL classrooms in the Tech Break podcast

Listen to episode 3 of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast, “Discussing REAL Classrooms with Real Students.

In the third episode of MSU’s student-led Tech Break podcast, education student Meghan Hurley discusses the topic of Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning (REAL) spaces with two recent MSU graduates, Hannah Hunter and Miranda Summerfield. Read Full Article →

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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 for 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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Qualtrics Survey Tips

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 →