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! Also search the Technology at MSU site.

Secure your digital devices

Make sure to password protect all your digital devices and don’t leave things unattended.

Follow other safe computing tips to protect your devices from viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and more!

Computer support

MSU Computer Store Help and Repair gives free repair estimates so you can get your machine back in action if you’re having problems.

MSU Email

Undergrad students

Setting up your Spartan Mail account is only the first step to staying on top of your courses. Active undergraduate students are entitled to complimentary downloads of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Learn more about Spartan Mail and how to download the Microsoft Office Suite.  

Grad students

Graduate students have an MSU Email account. Please note that there is a plan to migrate you to Spartan Mail in the future.

Software options

Computer labs across campus, including in the Main Library, offer many expensive and powerful software suites on community machines.

Find a computer lab close to you and check out the list of software.

Learning management system: D2L

D2L is the learning management system used by many MSU instructors for distributing resources, taking quizzes, collecting papers, and much more.

Learn how to use D2L and consider downloading the D2L app so you can keep on track while you’re on the go!

MSU Google Apps

Looking to collaborate on a paper? Or maybe you need storage for your files. MSU Google Apps for Education provides storage to MSU students and staff on Google Drive while providing improved terms of service.

Access MSU Google Apps using your MSU NetID and password.  

Printing at MSU

MSU makes printing easy. Simply load money into your account and select the MSU printer you would like to use. Learn more about printing at MSU.