Learn about increasing student engagement in new MSU Tech Break podcast
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 →
Find out the top technology tools MSU faculty use in teaching
The “Faculty Technology Use in Teaching Survey” was conducted by MSU IT during spring 2017. The results help MSU IT and campus stakeholders learn more about how faculty use instructional technology both inside and outside of the classroom.
It was emailed to approximately 3,100 faculty, and there were 373 respondents.
The top 5 MSU colleges to respond included:
- Social Science
- Agriculture & Natural Science
- Arts & Letters
- Natural Science
- Human Medicine
NOTE: Percentages were rounded down to full numbers in the following metrics. Read Full Article →
Learn more about feedback loops in the MSU Tech Break podcast
Listen to episode 4 of the student-led MSU Tech Break podcast, “Feedback Loops.”
In the fourth episode of MSU’s student-led Tech Break podcast, education student Meghan Hurley discusses the topic of feedback loops with Phil Deaton, who is an employee, instructor, and graduate student at MSU. Hurley and Deaton dialogue about their own personal experiences with feedback and cover its importance. Read Full Article →
Find out about the latest MSU tech upgrades in computer labs, classrooms
While many students and faculty were off for the summer, MSU IT was busy making technology upgrades to labs and classroom spaces.Windows 10 upgrade
MSU IT upgraded to Windows 10 in university computer labs and classroom technology carts during August 7-25 in preparation for the fall 2017 semester. This upgrade will help leverage new technologies and security features in Windows 10. Read Full Article →
10 steps get your tech ready for MSU AOP
Welcome, Spartans! We are excited that you are starting your academic journey here at Michigan State University. The Academic Orientation Program (AOP) is an important step to get ready for the fall semester.
It’s our priority to ensure your experience goes smoothly, so we’ve outlined easy steps to get you and your tech devices ready for MSU! 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 →
Find out what’s new in D2L version 10.6 for instructors
MSU recently upgraded D2L to version 10.6.3 with some exciting new features.Top 10 New D2L Features
Below are the top 10 new or improved items and tips for instructors to check out. See the resource links at the bottom for more documentation, videos, and release notes.1. Awards tool
The Awards tool enables instructors to issue badges and certificates which can also be based on release conditions. Read Full Article →
MSU partners with Top Hat on new student response system software
MSU now supports Top Hat student response system software that can be used by instructors and students at MSU. Top Hat can also be synchronized with MSU D2L grades and rosters.Top Hat details
The Top Hat platform can help instructors engage students inside and outside the classroom. Students can use their own mobile devices or laptops to answer questions, view annotated slides, join in discussions, and enter attendance codes. Read Full Article →
MSU residence hall network upgraded during summer
MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF), Residential Hospitality Services (RHS), and MSU IT partnered to upgrade network equipment in the residence halls. This effort will provide a more consistent experience across campus, bolster reliability, and streamline troubleshooting for students who rely on connectivity in their academic experiences, as well as social interactions. Read Full Article →