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.

Digital Security

Taking time to secure your digital devices (yes, even your smartwatch) is critical to ensuring your online safety.

The easiest step you can take is to password protect all of your devices and never leave your things unattended.

Secureit.msu.edu provides an extensive list of resources to help you protect your devices form viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and more!

Computer Support

Life happens and sometimes our critical devices malfunction (or are on the receiving end of your late night coffee run). MSU Computer Store Help and Repair provides free consultations so you can get your machine up and running.

Office Pro Plus Downloads

MSU provides all students with download access to Microsoft Office Pro Plus, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Take advantage of these powerful tools to stay on top of your course work.

Learn how to download Office Pro Plus now.

Computer Lab Software

MSU understands that some software may not be economical for all students. That’s why computer labs across campus, including the Main Library, offer many expensive and power software options for anyone with a NetID to use.

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

Learning Management Systems

D2L is a robust learning management system used by many MSU instructors for distributing course content, taking quizzes, collecting papers, and more.

Learn how to tap into the powerful functionality D2L provides and consider downloading the D2L app for even easier access.

LON-CAPA is also used by instructors, especially for math- and physics-focused courses.

MSU G Suite

Looking to collaborate on a paper? Or maybe you need cloud storage with easy sync features for your files? MSU Google Apps/G Suite for Education provides storage to MSU students and staff on Google Drive while providing improved terms of services for users.

Access MSU G Suite using your MSU NetID and password.

Printing

MSU Print makes printing easy so you never have to worry about running out of ink again! Simply load money into your account. When you’re ready to print on campus, select the MSU printer you’d like to use, and you’re good to go! Just pick up your printed documents when they’re complete.