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Starting on May 10, 2013, courses that are two years old, development courses that have been inactive for two years, and groups that have been inactive for six months in MSU’s ANGEL system will be deleted.

Associated content and records for these courses will also be deleted.

The process

The ANGEL User Support Team is sending specific messages out to affected course and group administrators listing the courses and groups scheduled for deletion. Read Full Article →

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Faculty D2L Resources

D2L Faculty Help Documentation – A D2L produced self-help center that allows you to learn D2L features/functionality.  This resource is updated at the same time our system is upgraded so you always have the latest training materials.

D2L Faculty Quick Start Guide – This is an MSU produced quick start guide designed to help you get up to speed quickly.   Read Full Article →

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MSU 2013 Breakfast Series – Conversations on Online Pedagogy and Best Practices, offered since 2002

 

Brought to you by IT Services –Teaching and Learning Division – Learn Design and Technology (formally known as vuDAT)

“Social Spring” – Embracing Social Learning Environments 

The Breakfast Series is a free event for faculty and academic staff that is offered six times per year on the second Wednesday of the month:

Social learning environments equips learners with the tools necessary to collaborate and participate with instructors and peers both inside the classroom (in person and online) and beyond the walls of regular class time. Read Full Article →

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IT Services Technology Training launched a new website to showcase its training opportunities to the MSU community. This new site includes broader training information, search functionality, and an updated design.

The new training site is part of the tech.msu.edu site that features technology services and resources.

Technology training

IT Services offers a variety of noncredit technology courses and workshops for the MSU community. Read Full Article →

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MSU IT Services will go through the process of expiring mail.msu.edu email and AFS storage accounts for past students this spring. This time IT Services will also add past faculty, staff, and affiliates to the expirations.

Official retirees are not included in these account expirations. They will maintain their MSU email and AFS accounts. Read Full Article →

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Reduce your legal liability by better understanding how to interpret and apply copyright law to teaching, research, and scholarship.

  February 14, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30 (Agenda below) February 28, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30 (Agenda below) North Conference Room (W449 Main Library)     How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching, research, and publications is not always clear. Read Full Article →
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D2L Conversion Labs will be held around campus to provide instructors with a hands-on course conversion experience to facilitate smoother transitions to Desire2Learn (D2L). Conversion labs are held through MSU IT Services and co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development.

Two instructional designers from IT Services – Learning Design and Technology (LearnDAT) will spend the first half of the class going over the basic tools and ideas in D2L that you will need to understand in order to create a successful learning experience for your students. Read Full Article →

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Students studying in Biomedical and Physical Sciences at MSU.

D2L Conversion Labs will be held around campus to provide instructors with a hands-on course conversion experience to facilitate smoother transitions to Desire2Learn (D2L).

Conversion labs are held through MSU IT Services and co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development.

Conversion lab details

D2L Conversion Labs will be held in computer labs around campus and openings per session will vary. Read Full Article →

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Last week a serious Java-based vulnerability was identified by security experts. The vulnerability allows criminals to exploit the opportunity to silently install malware when a hacked site is visited while using the insecure browser plugin.

Users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of Java (currently, it is Version 7 Update 11) immediately, and to only allow Java code to run from known safe sources and that is properly digitally signed. Read Full Article →

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February 4-6, 2013 /  Webinar hosted at Wills House

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting webinar will be hosted on campus by IT Services – Learning Design and Technology (LearnDAT).

ELI will look at the rapid evolution of learning technology, charting its migration from the desktop to the cloud, and trends in highly mobile devices. Read Full Article →