Michigan State University licensed and launched AcademicWorks as a complete scholarship and endowment management solution for the university.
This application, branded MSU Scholarships, will provide a secure, central location for all gift information, as well as other sources of student financial aid information for each unit.
Moving to an enterprise tool for all scholarships and endowments will help MSU keep up with growth, maintain data at a university level, and track analytics to aid in decision making. Read Full Article →
MSU IT recently launched an Application Performance Monitoring service to MSU IT staff and departments.Application management & monitoring
Application Performance Management (APM) is a suite of software tools that can help staff view and diagnose the performance and availability of web-based applications. APM monitors end-to-end user actions, providing visibility into applications and supporting infrastructure. Read Full Article →
While many students and faculty were off for the summer, MSU IT was busy making technology upgrades to labs and classroom spaces.Windows 10 upgrade
MSU IT upgraded to Windows 10 in university computer labs and classroom technology carts during August 7-25 in preparation for the fall 2017 semester. This upgrade will help leverage new technologies and security features in Windows 10. Read Full Article →
MSU is expanding the applications and systems that use two-factor authentication to further safeguard personal and institutional data.
Starting on August 14, faculty will need to use two-factor authentication when logging into the MSU D2L course management system. Two-factor authentication will expand to other D2L roles with grading privileges soon. Read Full Article →
MSU IT will be upgrading to Windows 10 in university computer labs and classroom tech carts during August 7-25 in preparation for the fall 2017 semester.Summer technology upgrades
This upgrade will help leverage new technologies and security features in Windows 10.
In addition to the Windows 10 upgrade, MSU IT will also perform its normal summer software and application patching and maintenance in labs and classrooms. Read Full Article →
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.
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 →
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 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 →
MSU Zoom recently adding the new polling and simultaneous meeting features for the MSU community.
Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings.