Technology Training

Change in Direction for MSU IT Training

MSU IT training has been transitioning from traditional classroom delivery of content to web-based delivery methods over the past couple of years. This has been possible, in large part, by partnerships the university has formed with third party vendors (e.g., New Horizons, SkillSoft).

We will be growing these areas more aggressively, specifically:

  • Eliminating remaining instructor-led training by MSU IT training personnel.
  • Increasing the number of training partners to refer people to for instructor-led training.
  • Focusing the efforts of MSU IT training personnel toward creating online training like the training at and coordinating any needed instructor-led training with other organizations.

Remaining instructor-led courses are posted in EBS. Click on “Courses for Employees” in “My Career and Training,” and search the desired course term. To request assistance with training for career and job development, personal improvement, or departmental initiatives, please complete the request form.

You can also read about other local and area training resources.

Training Partners

New Horizons

MSU partners with New Horizons to provide a wide range of technical training, desktop applications, ITIL training, and programming language courses for MSU employees and departments. You will find a wide variety of business and technology classes in the New Horizons Training Portal for MSU. (EBS no longer offers New Horizons course registrations.)

You can use Educational Assistance funds if available, a departmental credit card, or a personal credit/debit card as payment. Please review the updated registration process for New Horizons offerings.

Online Live sessions can be taken at any of the New Horizons office locations in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Livonia, or Troy and offer dual monitors for viewing the course materials and virtual system. While you will still have a live online instructor for the Online Live sessions, it may be convenient and conducive to learning to participate from a location with less distractions (e.g., conference room, home office). You will receive specific login information in two to three days upon registration.

The Lansing location of New Horizons is located at 1146 South Washington Ave. (corner of Washington Ave. and South Street), Suite A-B Lansing, MI  48910.


HR and MSU IT sponsor MSU elevateU, an e-learning tool that can be accessed from the convenience of your computer at no charge as part of our ongoing commitment to continuing MSU employee development.

To access elevateU, log into EBS, select “My Career & Training,” and then click “elevateU.”


Eliquo offers accessibility training and other technology training in a live, online format. Eliquo training is subsidized in part by MSU IT, so your final cost is $74 per training day. You can pay for Eliquo training using Educational Assistance or by department charge. See the list of Eliquo class offerings.

To register for one of these classes, complete the online request form. The form will be processed within one to two business days, and you will receive a response once the MSU IT Training verifies the availability of the course requested.

All cancellations must be made at least 10 days in advance Any cancellations made less than 10 days in advance may be charged for the training. To cancel a training date, contact

Ingham County residents with a valid Capital Area District Libraries Card (CADL) can use their CADL library card for a free membership.

You can also request a free trial CADL card good for 21 days of electronic services or visit for a free 10-day trial.