MSU IT to upgrade D2L to Daylight Version on May 11
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 →
6 tips for your spring semester tech needs
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.
Seminar Series: D2L Insights Analytics
Explore and discuss how learning analytics in the new D2L Insights can help inform course design. Look into some early findings of the Faculty Learning Community on D2L analytics. Feel free to bring your lunch. Read Full Article →
Insights Portal now available for MSU D2L course analytics
MSU course admins and editors now have access to the Insights Portal for more advanced analytics reporting on courses in MSU D2L (Brightspace).
The Insights Portal now enables educators to use MSU D2L course statistics and visualizations to track, measure, and monitor student progress and help improve learner engagement aiding in student success. Read Full Article →
Two-factor authentication to be added to MSU D2L for faculty
MSU is expanding the applications and systems that use two-factor authentication to further safeguard personal and institutional data.
Starting on August 14, faculty will need to use two-factor authentication when logging into the MSU D2L course management system. Two-factor authentication will expand to other D2L roles with grading privileges soon. Read Full Article →
Parents: 3 questions to set your Spartan up for success
We know getting ready to attend Michigan State University can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve outlined 3 questions to make sure your Spartan has the right devices and technology to help them succeed at MSU.
Find out what’s new for MSU instructors in D2L version 10.7
Below are the top 10 new or improved features for instructors to check out. See the resource links at the bottom for more documentation, videos, and release notes. Read Full Article →
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.
Tech resources to start your semester off right
We know getting back to your studies and work can be tough, especially after a long holiday break. We also understand that it can be overwhelming to decide which tools make the most sense for your needs.
Check out these top seven tech tech resources to help your semester go smoothly. Read Full Article →
MSU D2L integrates Awards tool for issuing badges in courses
MSU IT integrated the Awards tool into MSU D2L enabling instructors to issue badges and certificates recognizing student achievements and encouraging engagement.
Badges and certificates can be issued manually or based on release conditions to reward students and introduce an element of gamification to courses (e.g., obtaining a high score, submitting a discussion post, helping classmates). Read Full Article →