In preparation for the upcoming school year, University computer labs will be undergoing software upgrades. Each lab will be unavailable for less than a day during the upgrades, which will be phased in through August 23.
Closings have been scheduled with consideration to class schedules and lab activities. If there are questions or concerns, the IT Service Desk can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org and (517) 432-6200. Read Full Article →
The Digital Access and Inclusion Conference, in alignment with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, was held on May 16, 2019. The conference was designed to inform about the value of accessibility for people with disabilities in digital media and the information technology field.
The audience also heard from MSU IT leadership about accessibility at MSU and the launch of the DigitalX team, which is designed to lead accessibility at MSU and provide holistic digital-experience support. Read Full Article →
Six months into the MSU Ideas challenge, a platform for faculty and staff to propose solutions to improve the university, MSU IT is ready to announce the five winning ideas selected for further review.
The question posed by MSU IT to the university community was, “What can Information Technology do to improve the faculty, researcher, staff, and student experience?”
Twenty suggestions were submitted to the committee for review. Read Full Article →
Could you benefit from learning how to make videos? MSU IT’s video production team hosts a series of workshops at no cost for staff and faculty. These workshops are designed for complete beginners and teach the skills to successfully conceptualize, film and edit video. Whether your needs are for interviews, course instruction or something else, you’ll have the tools necessary to create a quality video product. Read Full Article →
As the world trudges forward, industries that are unable to change are often left in the wake. Video rental, land-line phones, print news — these are just a few examples of technological models that have been rendered nearly obsolete by emerging technologies.
Tech seems to be a safe-haven and even a growing career field. Read Full Article →
Michigan State University and MathWorks, in coordination with the MSU Tech Store, are happy to announce a new and more effective way for Spartans to access MATLAB toolboxes at MSU.What is MATLAB?
MATLAB is a software platform that enhances teaching and research for MSU staff, faculty, and students. It combines a desktop environment optimized for analysis with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly. Read Full Article →
The latest update of the MSU App is now available for download from the Apple and Google Play stores. This update adds CATA bus information to the Maps section of the app, under the new Bus Routes tab. Features of the Bus Routes tab include:
- Clicking on a bus route will show the route on the map.
You may be familiar with Zoom Meetings as a video conference software, but the university just expanded its license to include Zoom Webinar licenses for all faculty, staff, and student accounts (community IDs not included). Zoom Webinar allows users to create webinar (broadcast-style) web meetings that can accommodate up to 500 participants. Read Full Article →
The official MSU App is now live on the Apple and Google Play stores!
Originally conceptualized as a capstone project by MSU students and developed in partnership with RHS, CABS, and ASMSU, the app is designed to be continually grown through suggestions by the Spartan community.
Currently, the MSU App allows users to:
- read the latest MSU news
- see upcoming events
- find residence hall dining options
- view a campus map
New updates will be announced as the App Development team continues to roll out new features. Read Full Article →
Zoom is a cloud-based solution for video and audio conferencing that offers a communication platform combining video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration. This software can host webinars with video calls involving large numbers of people. In webinars, everyone can have an active role in sharing information in a structured environment. Read Full Article →