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MSU IT Council discusses new groups, network services restructuring, CIO vision

The MSU IT Council met in April. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

MSU IT Network Services Restructuring

Nishanth Rodrigues and Chuck Kirby from MSU IT presented the new organizational structure of the Network Services teams. The new structure is built around three teams focusing on planning, building, and running network services and systems on campus. Read Full Article →

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2017 MSU Instructional Design Winners

MSU faculty & staff recognized for use of instructional technology

Four outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2017 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.

“The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding faculty and staff whose innovation and creativity inspire others in new ways of using technology in instruction,” said Severin Grabski, lead judge for 2017 AT&T Awards; associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, College of Business; and senior faculty advisor to the CIO of MSU. Read Full Article →

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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.

Additionally, D2L course merge and unmerge requests will now be handled by the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or ithelp@msu.edu. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Council reviews storage, security, licensing agreements, IT role

The MSU IT Council met in March and below are the high-level topic summaries from the meeting.

Department storage

Sherief AbouElSeoud, part of the IT Services IT Infrastructure and Operations department, presented more information about the central department storage service accessed via the \\fileshare.msu.edu\[department name] server path. This was also mentioned at the February IT Exchange meeting. Read Full Article →

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Service Retirement: StoreMedia, May 14

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 →

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New technology knowledge base system launched for the MSU community

MSU IT launched a new technology knowledge system providing MSU students, faculty, and staff access to help and support information. This new system may be accessed one of two ways:

Articles of particular importance to individuals without an MSU NetID (e.g., visitors looking to access the MSU network) are available on the technology help and support page. Read Full Article →

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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 →

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MSU IT Council discusses security, Spartan 365, Gartner, 2017 updates

The MSU IT Council met on February 1st. Below are the high-level topic summaries from the meetings.

Risk management & security briefing

Seth Edgar, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, and Rob McCurdy, Interim CIO, presented on the current state of IT risk management at MSU. They also discussed recent changes in security policy to support better risk management across the university. Read Full Article →

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Give Some Love – Get Some Love at the MSU Computer Store

The MSU Computer Store is partnering with the MSU Student Food Bank for the second Give Some Love – Get Some Love February food drive campaign.

During the month of February, the MSU Computer Store will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the MSU Student Food Bank. When you make a donation to the MSU Student Food Bank at the MSU Computer Store, you can register for a chance to win prizes, including an iTunes gift cards, gaming controllers, headphones, or an Apple TV.*

The MSU Student Food Bank is a student run organization that provides supplemental food and other necessities to MSU students and their families facing food insecurity. Read Full Article →

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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 →