Technology Training

Change in Direction for MSU IT Training

The MSU IT training team 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 and SkillSoft). We will be growing these areas more aggressively in the coming months, 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.

To request assistance with training for job training, career development, personal improvement, or departmental initiatives, please complete our request form.

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. While EBS lists a few New Horizons classes, you will find a complete list of offerings and dates at the New Horizons Training Portal for MSU. You can utilize Educational Assistance funds (if available), a Departmental account, or a personal Credit/Debit card as payment methods.

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).

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, click on the “ESS” tab, then click on “Professional Development” and look for the “elevateU” link under “Training Opportunities.”

Ingham County residents with a valid Capital Area District Libraries Card (CADL), can get more information about using their CADL library card for a free membership.

While East Lansing residents are excluded, they can request a free trial CADL card good for 21 days of electronic services. You can also visit for a free 10-day trial.

(Read about other local training resources.)