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.
Check out the MSU Tech Break podcast on accessibility as a culture
Check out the first episode of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast called “Developing Your Accessibility Culture.”
In our first episode we discuss accessibility, why accessibility is important and some technologies that can help make your courses more accessible. The podcast is hosted by Shillo Wright and she interviews Phil Deaton and Brooke Knapp. Read Full Article →
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 →
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 →
Check out trends in active learning that can benefit MSU
It seems that every year those who work in education whip out their magic crystal balls and attempt to predict what trends will have the greatest impact in the classroom. All of us want to create meaningful experiences for the students and often that means trying to anticipate what their classroom expectations will be. Read Full Article →
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:
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 →
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 →
Give Some Love – Get Some Love at the MSU Computer Store
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 →
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 →