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D2L Daylight Upgrade graphic

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 →

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Student with iPad.

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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Students check out MSU's latest classroom technology.

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.

Upgrades are part of a multi-year planning process at MSU and also involve Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) funding requests from MSU IT. Read Full Article →

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Woman at a computer. Image promote the MSU AT&T Instructional Technology Awards. More details at attawards.msu.edu.

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 →

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Photo of students in class.

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 →

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faculty & staff appreciation day, November 30, techstore.msu.edu/events

We know the work our faculty and staff do is critical to serving the academic mission of the Spartan community. We also know it’s not easy to do this work without the tools you need. 

That is why the MSU Tech Store is hosting a Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day on November 30. 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 →

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Want to increase engagement in your class (and make sure students are also attending class)?

Listen to Episode 5 of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast, “Student Engagement and Ways to Use Twitter.”

In the fifth Tech Break episode, education student Meghan Hurley talks with MSU Assistant Professor of Physics Vashti Sawtelle about technology in the classroom. Read Full Article →

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#TeamMSUIT Protecting Spartan Data

In practice, data is more than the information that we put into our systems. Data hold people’s identities, the keys to unlocking research quagmires, and the ability to change the way we interact with the observable world. That is why we take data security seriously at MSU IT. 

We understand deeply that the data we have must be protected from individuals with less altruistic incentives than those of the faculty, researchers, and students at MSU. Read Full Article →