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 →
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 →
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 →
Six outstanding instructors for online and blended courses were selected as recipients of the 2016–2018 MSU AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology.
Jessica Knott, Learning Design Manager for The MSU Hub for Innovation and selection committee coordinator, explained, “The AT&T Awards provide a venue for MSU to recognize outstanding educators who, through innovation and creativity, inspire others in new ways of thinking about technology, access, and accessibility in the design of learning experiences.”2018 AT&T Award recipients
The winning innovations and honorable mentions of the 2017 AT&T Faculty-Staff Awards in Instructional Technology are:BEST ONLINE COURSE
Liz Owen-Boltz, CEP 812, Applying Educational Technology to Practice
The selection committee appreciated Owen-Boltz and her team’s well-designed, immersive technology choices. Read Full Article →
We’ve launched an Application Performance Management (APM) service for MSU IT staff and departments. APM provides an analytical view on every aspect of software performance.What does APM do?
Application Performance Management (APM) is a suite of software tools that allow MSU IT to view and manage the performance and availability of MSU’s software applications’ supporting infrastructure. Read Full Article →
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 →
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.
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 →