Check out trends in active learning that can benefit MSU
It seems that every year those who work in education whip out their magic crystal balls and attempt to predict what trends will have the greatest impact in the classroom. All of us want to create meaningful experiences for the students and often that means trying to anticipate what their classroom expectations will be. Read Full Article →
New technology knowledge base system launched for the MSU community
MSU IT launched a new technology knowledge system providing MSU students, faculty, and staff access to help and support information. This new system may be accessed one of two ways:
Qualtrics survey tool available to MSU faculty, researchers, students, staff
MSU offers the Qualtrics survey tool as part of an enterprise license available to faculty, researchers, students, and staff. MSU Qualtrics was recently integrated with MSU NetIDs and passwords as part of the enterprise license and single sign-on authentication.
Qualtrics can be used for surveys as well as research data collection. Read Full Article →
MSU IT Council discusses security, Spartan 365, Gartner, 2017 updates
The MSU IT Council met on February 1st. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meetings.Risk management & security briefing
Seth Edgar, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, and Rob McCurdy, Interim CIO, presented on the current state of IT risk management at MSU. They also discussed recent changes in security policy to support better risk management across the university. Read Full Article →
Give Some Love – Get Some Love at the MSU Computer Store
During the month of February, the MSU Computer Store will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the MSU Student Food Bank. When you make a donation to the MSU Student Food Bank at the MSU Computer Store, you can register for a chance to win prizes, including an iTunes gift cards, gaming controllers, headphones, or an Apple TV.*
The MSU Student Food Bank is a student run organization that provides supplemental food and other necessities to MSU students and their families facing food insecurity. Read Full Article →
New video production service available to MSU faculty, staff
MSU IT has launched a new video production service to support and coordinate projects for courses, academic events, university meetings, and presentations. This service has multiple levels of support and differing cost models based on student or staff production time.Consulting & Project Scoping
The initial consulting and project scoping with a media production specialist or instructional designer is at no cost to faculty, instructors, and administrative support staff. Read Full Article →
Tech resources to start your semester off right
We know getting back to your studies and work can be tough, especially after a long holiday break. We also understand that it can be overwhelming to decide which tools make the most sense for your needs.
Check out these top seven tech tech resources to help your semester go smoothly. Read Full Article →
MSU D2L integrates Awards tool for issuing badges in courses
MSU IT integrated the Awards tool into MSU D2L enabling instructors to issue badges and certificates recognizing student achievements and encouraging engagement.
Badges and certificates can be issued manually or based on release conditions to reward students and introduce an element of gamification to courses (e.g., obtaining a high score, submitting a discussion post, helping classmates). Read Full Article →