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Safer Internet Day 2019 is here. This yearly observation is a call for all Internet users to help create a better Internet that provides a safe space for people of all ages to collaborate, learn, share, and grow. This year’s theme is “together for a better Internet.”

Part of keeping the Internet safe is protecting ourselves and our communities from Internet threats and scams. Read Full Article →

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It’s a new year and a new opportunity to make the most of MSU IT. Now that the holiday fun is finished, take some time before spring semester gets into full swing to learn a little more about technology available to students and how MSU IT can assist in utilizing it. Read Full Article →

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From Motor City to Motown, Detroit is emblematic of technology innovation and artistic revolution. It should come as no surprise that this eclectic city was chosen to join cities like Venice, London, Bengaluru and Melbourne via the Global Science Gallery Network (GSGN).

Among the Science Gallery installations, one may find unconventional combinations of themes like infection, love and music—and others that showcase emerging research and ideas from the worlds of art, science, design and technology. Read Full Article →

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October is the 15th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month

We live in a world with data at our fingertips. Easy access to information makes our lives easier, but it also leaves us more points of vulnerability if our data is not handled properly.

At MSU we are keenly aware of the need for data safety, and we take steps to ensure that we are offering best in class solutions to data safety. Read Full Article →

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Submitted by Kevin Floyd, 
Security and Support Manager at Michigan State University Human Resources

Editor’s Note: MSU HR has been steadily moving away from hosting their own server and infrastructure and moving towards a centralized model. The following case was an optimal time to make another move to MSU IT Central Services rather than continuing our efforts separate from MSU IT. Read Full Article →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →