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The official MSU App is now live on the Apple and Google Play stores!

Originally conceptualized as a capstone project by MSU students and developed in partnership with RHS, CABS, and ASMSU, the app is designed to be continually grown through suggestions by the Spartan community.

Currently, the MSU App allows users to:

  • read the latest MSU news
  • see upcoming events
  • find residence hall dining options
  • view a campus map

New updates will be announced as the App Development team continues to roll out new features. Read Full Article →

From the CIO

Stronger Together

Posted August 1, 2018 by Rob McCurdy

Almost four months have passed since the MSU Data Center was introduced to the Spartan community and President Engler announced a new vision for MSU IT—aligning College and Unit IT groups into one central MSU IT organization. This integration strategy brings MSU IT into a service-oriented model that is contemporary, agile, and innovative. Digital learning,…Continue Reading →

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The official MSU App is now live on the Apple and Google Play stores!

Originally conceptualized as a capstone project by MSU students and developed in partnership with RHS, CABS, and ASMSU, the app is designed to be continually grown through suggestions by the Spartan community.

Currently, the MSU App allows users to:

  • read the latest MSU news
  • see upcoming events
  • find residence hall dining options
  • view a campus map

New updates will be announced as the App Development team continues to roll out new features. Read Full Article →

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Zoom is a cloud-based solution for video and audio conferencing that offers a communication platform combining video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration. This software can host webinars with video calls involving large numbers of people. In webinars, everyone can have an active role in sharing information in a structured environment. Read Full Article →

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Six outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2016–2018 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.

Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager for The MSU Hub for Innovation and selection committee coordinator, explained, “The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding educators who, through innovation and creativity, inspire others in new ways of thinking about technology, access, and accessibility in the design of learning experiences.”

2018 AT&T Award recipients

The winning innovations and honorable mentions of the 2017 AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology are:

BEST ONLINE COURSE

Liz Owen-Boltz, CEP 812, Applying Educational Technology to Practice

The selection committee appreciated Owen-Boltz and her team’s well-designed, immersive technology choices. Read Full Article →

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Application Monitoring Illustration

We’ve launched an Application Performance Management (APM) service for MSU IT staff and departments. APM provides an analytical view on every aspect of software performance.

What does APM do?

Application Performance Management (APM) is a suite of software tools that allow MSU IT to view and manage the performance and availability of MSU’s software applications’ supporting infrastructure. Read Full Article →

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The new D2L user interface, Daylight, has officially launched, and we’re excited to introduce it to you!

Why Change?

Daylight adapts to different screen sizes, so D2L is easy to use whether you’re on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. There are also visual differences, including a wider page layout, new fonts, icons, colors and more. Read Full Article →

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Gartner offers information technology research to IT professionals across MSU. You can find Magic Quadrants, Hype Circles, Special Reports, Complimentary Research, and a range of topics covering research libraries, methodology, and more.

Recently, MSU IT has made a change to some of the services previously offered. Discover the Gartner services available to you at gartnerportal.itservices.msu.edu. Read Full Article →

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In the past 4 years, Information Technology at MSU has evolved from a commodity IT based organization into a structure positioned to strengthen core IT assets, trusted to align with unit and college requirements, and innovate in the delivery of effective technology solutions. The MSU Data Center, accelerated Wi-Fi in residence halls, and co-development of an on-campus navigation and informational app with Computer Science and Engineering students are recent examples of partnerships that deliver results for researchers, faculty, staff, and students.   Read Full Article →

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Did you know that tech.msu.edu is your hub for technology services offered by MSU IT?

Watch this quick video to learn how to find the resources available to you.

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D2L Daylight Tips

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. The core functionality of D2L will not be changing, and all course sites will automatically display the new look when Daylight is turned on. Read Full Article →

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Two Instructors talking in front of a white board during an MSU Real Academy workshop

The REAL (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning) spaces at MSU are a pedagogical philosophy made manifest. If the traditional lecture style classroom is the ultimate expression of the professor-focused lecture, then the REAL spaces are that for student-focused collaboration.

The REAL spaces can be a challenging environment for both teachers and students. Read Full Article →