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 →
Kaltura MediaSpace adds new video editing tools to MSU application
Kaltura MediaSpace added Video Editing Tools on January 14 that replace the previous Clipping, Trimming, and Quiz Creation functionalities in MSU MediaSpace.
The same basic functionality still exists within MediaSpace. However, the new tools provide an accessible, unified, and streamlined experience within your web browser when editing videos in MediaSpace. Read Full Article →
MSU IT to upgrade D2L to Daylight Version on May 11
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.D2L Daylight Differences
D2L will have a new look and feel that adapts to different screen sizes, providing an improved user experience on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Read Full Article →
MSU IT supports upgrade of 33 instructional spaces in 2017
During 2017 a range of strategic learning space renovations and technology investments were completed on campus. MSU IT supported upgrades to 33 instructional spaces that help with student engagement and student success initiatives.
Enter the MSU AT&T Instructional Technology Awards by Feb. 2
To enhance teaching and learning, MSU holds the AT&T Instructional Technology Awards program encouraging best practices in the use of instructional technology across campus.
MSU faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants should submit entry forms by Friday, February 2, 2018, before 5 p.m.
“The awards help spread effective practice and share the outstanding work of our colleagues,” says Brendan Guenther, Director for Academic Technology. Read Full Article →
MSU launches scholarship & endowment system with pilot units
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 →
Check out the MSU Tech Store Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day Nov. 30
Learn about MSU IT’s Application Performance Monitoring service
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 →
Cyber Security: Every Spartan’s Responsibility
Cyber security is every Spartan’s responsibility. That is why MSU IT participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to help keep the MSU community informed about simple ways everyone can stay safe online. Learn cyber security best practices and tips through MSU IT’s blog and Twitter account. These tips can help you understand the simple, proactive measures you can take to protect your digital identity. Read Full Article →
Insights Portal now available for MSU D2L course analytics
MSU course admins and editors now have access to the Insights Portal for more advanced analytics reporting on courses in MSU D2L (Brightspace).
The Insights Portal now enables educators to use MSU D2L course statistics and visualizations to track, measure, and monitor student progress and help improve learner engagement aiding in student success. Read Full Article →