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The new D2L user interface, Daylight, has officially launched, and we’re excited to introduce it to you!

Why Change?

Daylight adapts to different screen sizes, so D2L is easy to use whether you’re on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. There are also visual differences, including a wider page layout, new fonts, icons, colors and more. Read Full Article →

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Gartner offers information technology research to IT professionals across MSU. You can find Magic Quadrants, Hype Circles, Special Reports, Complimentary Research, and a range of topics covering research libraries, methodology, and more.

Recently, MSU IT has made a change to some of the services previously offered. Discover the Gartner services available to you at gartnerportal.itservices.msu.edu. Read Full Article →

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In the past 4 years, Information Technology at MSU has evolved from a commodity IT based organization into a structure positioned to strengthen core IT assets, trusted to align with unit and college requirements, and innovate in the delivery of effective technology solutions. The MSU Data Center, accelerated Wi-Fi in residence halls, and co-development of an on-campus navigation and informational app with Computer Science and Engineering students are recent examples of partnerships that deliver results for researchers, faculty, staff, and students.   Read Full Article →

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Did you know that tech.msu.edu is your hub for technology services offered by MSU IT?

Watch this quick video to learn how to find the resources available to you.

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D2L Daylight Tips

MSU IT will be upgrading D2L to a new user interface called Daylight on May 11, 2018.

The new interface will bring increased smartphone usability and a modern visual design to D2L. The core functionality of D2L will not be changing, and all course sites will automatically display the new look when Daylight is turned on. Read Full Article →

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Two Instructors talking in front of a white board during an MSU Real Academy workshop

The REAL (Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning) spaces at MSU are a pedagogical philosophy made manifest. If the traditional lecture style classroom is the ultimate expression of the professor-focused lecture, then the REAL spaces are that for student-focused collaboration.

The REAL spaces can be a challenging environment for both teachers and students. Read Full Article →

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Did you score new tech over winter break? Follow these steps to get connected and to make sure you’re getting the most out of the tools available to you.  

1. Get connected

Whether it’s a new laptop, smartphone, gaming system, or streaming gadget, you’ll need to register your device to access to the MSU Network. Read Full Article →

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January starts the new MSU spring semester. Get your tech ready with these 6 tips.

1. Update your passwords

Protect your computers, files, and personal information by regularly changing your password. Learn more about strong passwords.

Visit secureit.msu.edu for an extensive list of resources to help protect you from viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and more.  Read Full Article →

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#TeamMSUIT Delivering outstanding customer service

You only have to look at fast food outlets to appreciate that expedited delivery doesn’t always translate to superior customer service. Just like many things in life, superior customer service does not simply depend on a single variable; it is a combination of number factors coming together: speed, agent’s skill set, customer communications, product quality, brand recognition, etc. Read Full Article →

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Instructor facilitating the class from mobile device

For nearly 10 years I have worked at Michigan State University in a variety of capacities to create better learning experiences with technology. I currently work with MSU IT and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology as an Instructional Designer.

For the past year, I have been working with several instructors on how to utilize technology to more directly relate to students in the classroom. Read Full Article →