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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
MSU Zoom conferencing adds new features
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.
Learn about MSU technology resources available to students
The MSU Academic Orientation Program (AOP) starts on June 13 and runs through August helping new students and parents get acclimated to Michigan State University.
Technology plays a large role in students’ coursework and lives at MSU. Read Full Article →
MSU Student Success Dashboard will support students, advisors
The Student Success Transformation Initiative supports students in their time at Michigan State University and through graduation. At the same time, it fosters the creation of a campus and national model for student success by leveraging analytics with actionable data, investing in advisors, and contributing to the Neighborhoods and colleges to help MSU students holistically. Read Full Article →
MSU Interactive Maps launches wayfinding, redesign
MSU Interactive Maps launched a new wayfinding feature, department search, and a redesign to the interface and toolbar.
Wayfinding is common on online maps and provides detailed information to guide people through a physical environment.
Use the MSU Wayfinding beta to find:
- Walking directions on campus.
- Time and distance estimates.
- Routes around construction areas.
MSU to retire Camtasia Relay on May 13; recommends MediaSpace
MSU Information Technology will be retiring the supported Camtasia Relay lecture capture tool on May 13, 2016.
The MediaSpace CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder tool is the replacement for Camtasia Relay. This personal capture tool runs natively on PCs or Macs and allows you to capture PowerPoint presentations, make screen recordings, webcam recordings, or voice recordings. Read Full Article →
New MSU D2L features planned before spring 2016 semester
MSU IT is upgrading the D2L Learning Management System to version 10.5.2 before the spring 2016 semester.
Instructors who want to preview the new version before planning spring semester classes can visit the D2L Sandbox site.New features
This upgrade will offer new features, some of which include:
- Improved quiz statistics
- A HTML 5 media player that makes it easier to insert and play back audio and video
- More course group self enrollment options