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MSU & Quality Matters, sitting in a tree …

MSU purchased a subscription to the Quality Matters (QM) rubric and online resources to assist faculty and instructors in creating quality courses that will improve online education and support student learning.

This pilot is a partnership between the Center for Integrative Studies in General ScienceCollege of Arts & Letters, and IT Services. Read Full Article →

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MSU instructional designers and faculty work together on improving online courses.

MSU launches Quality Matters resources to support course development

MSU purchased a subscription to the Quality Matters (QM) rubric and online resources to assist faculty and instructors in creating quality courses that will improve online education and support student learning.

This pilot is a partnership between the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science, College of Arts & Letters, and IT Services. Read Full Article →

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Happy Holidays from Teaching & Learning!

Here are 15 free productivity tools and ideas to start 2015 off right! Good People

I work with an amazing team of instructional designers, faculty and educational media designers. These people are good. If you have worked with them before, you will know what I mean.

They know what they are doing mostly because they are constantly learning and collaboratively growing in their craft. Read Full Article →

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Image taken in an MSU university computer lab.

MSU IT Services makes improvements in computer lab login times

Earlier this year we posted an article explaining what goes on behind the scenes when you log into a computer in one of 60 MSU computer labs.

This follow-up article shares some of the exciting advancements we’ve made to improve computer lab login times.

What we’ve done in 2014

During spring and summer 2014, IT Services installed new computers in six computer labs including Bessey Hall 211 and 317, Business College N12, Natural Resources 218, Olds Hall 12, and Wells Hall B110G. Read Full Article →

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An MSU instructor writes on the board as students work on computers during class in a campus computer lab.

MSU IT Services looks for ways to improve login times in computer labs

MSU IT Services oversees computer labs and technology classrooms in public buildings on campus.

This post provides background on why the login times in computer labs are different from personal computers, as well as ways IT Services is improving log ins.

Background on login times

The most frequent question we get asked is: “Why does it take so long to boot up and log in to computer lab computers?”

The first time you log in to any Windows-based computer, the operating system builds a unique profile for you. Read Full Article →