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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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Continuing our journey toward alignment

Posted May 11, 2017 by Rob McCurdy

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford, author Working together. What does that mean in an organization as large and diverse as ours? To me, it speaks to aligning MSU’s information technology with a mixture of centrally-supported and locally-supported technologies. It means changing the way we have…Continue Reading →

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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

Coming soon are access to Gartner for Technical Professionals and university agreements for cloud services with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure at discounted rates with enhanced security and improved terms and conditions for faculty, staff, and departmental use. 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 →

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Learn more about the MSU combat veterans course in the Tech Break podcast

Check out the second episode of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast called “Creating the Combat Veterans Course.”

In our second episode, we discuss the reasoning behind the design and creation of the new combat veterans course from the MSU School of Social Work. On the show we talk with Social Work instructors Tina Blaschke-Thompson and Glenn Stutzky, as well as instructional designers Keesa V. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council discusses new groups, network services restructuring, CIO vision

The MSU IT Council met in April. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

MSU IT Network Services Restructuring

Nishanth Rodrigues and Chuck Kirby from MSU IT presented the new organizational structure of the Network Services teams. The new structure is built around three teams focusing on planning, building, and running network services and systems on campus. Read Full Article →

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2017 MSU Instructional Design Winners

MSU faculty & staff recognized for use of instructional technology

Four outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2017 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.

“The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding faculty and staff whose innovation and creativity inspire others in new ways of using technology in instruction,” said Severin Grabski, lead judge for 2017 AT&T Awards; associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, College of Business; and senior faculty advisor to the CIO of MSU. Read Full Article →

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MSU D2L upgrade planned May 11-13

MSU IT will be migrating the MSU D2L system to a hosted environment May 11-13. D2L will be unavailable beginning at 6:00 p.m. on May 11, and will be available again after 7:00 a.m. on May 13.

Additionally, D2L course merge and unmerge requests will now be handled by the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or ithelp@msu.edu. Read Full Article →

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Check out the MSU Tech Break podcast on accessibility as a culture

Check out the first episode of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast called “Developing Your Accessibility Culture.”

In our first episode we discuss accessibility, why accessibility is important and some technologies that can help make your courses more accessible. The podcast is hosted by Shillo Wright and she interviews Phil Deaton and Brooke Knapp. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council reviews storage, security, licensing agreements, IT role

The MSU IT Council met in March and below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Department storage

Sherief AbouElSeoud, part of the IT Services IT Infrastructure and Operations department, presented more information about the central department storage service accessed via the \\fileshare.msu.edu\[department name] server path. This was also mentioned at the February IT Exchange meeting. Read Full Article →

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Service Retirement: StoreMedia, May 14

MSU StoreMedia services to be retired May 14

MSU StoreMedia will be retired on May 14. This means media delivery and playback will be unavailable beginning on that date, and any links to published or shared media will no longer work.

On June 11, all remaining media on StoreMedia will be deleted.

These changes do NOT include Camtasia and Adobe Presenter packages. Read Full Article →