With so many articles about Higher Ed IT across the web, it can be easy to miss something important. Here we have collected articles from some of the best Higher Ed IT blogs for you in one aggregate feed. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
On Sunday, January 23 the appearance of the login screen is changing for Microsoft (Spartan) 365 applications, including OneDrive, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. As previously communicated, MSU IT is making improvements to the existing login experience (also known as single sign-on) to improve usability and enhance security. While no action is required, we wanted to make you aware of this change. What do you need to do?
Are you planning a course where students learn by collaboratively working on semester-long projects? Meet and work with others designing similar courses by participating in the Collaborative Project Courses Faculty Fellows Program (apply by Jan 31). Fellows will receive up to $5000 for participating. This program extends from May through December 2022 and is currently planned to include a combination of in person and online meetings. Join our friendly, helpful
This post was written by Maria Tackett, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Statistical Science in early 2020 before changes in the classroom experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is being posted now due to some renewed interest in the throwable mic. Careful consideration of university guidelines along with the comfort and safety of students and the instructor should be made before using the mic in the classroom.
The new year is here, and the MSU IT Training Team is offering no-cost virtual instructor-led trainings (VILT) to help serve our campus community. These training opportunities are great ways for all students, faculty, and staff to become more familiar with the technology available at MSU. Below, you will find the name of every VILT course available currently. Please visit the Spartans Learn website for more information, including more in-depth course descriptions, course dates, and how to register. OneDrive – Getting Started Level: Beginner Duration: 2 hours Access, share, and collaborate on all your
To support your needs heading into the new semester, MSU IT would like to remind you of the following resources available to our MSU community. Virtual Workshops for Educators MSU IT Educational Technology workshops are available for educators who need assistance getting ready for the semester, featuring a variety of subjects including D2L, Zoom, and Spartan A11y. Visit our #iteachmsu Commons article for a list of workshops and additional resources.
Hack Education, as perhaps you've noticed, has been on hiatus for a while. What with the pandemic, the death of my son, and the publication of Teaching Machines, I really couldn't continue to pay attention to the day-to-day nonsense of ed-tech. (The book, in fairness, did have me focused on some of the mid-20th century nonsense.) And after taking a long break from "current events," I am not quite sure
Digital Bodies We don’t know about you, but we’ve been ready to see 2021 out the door. It’s been a challenging year with the resurgence of the pandemic and the growing realization that ... Read more This article XR in 2021 – A Challenging Year in Review first appeared on Digital Bodies by Emory Craig .
As we write this, classes are scheduled to start on Wednesday, January 5th, in person, with the Monday course schedule. However, we are still in a pandemic and Duke may make other decisions. Check Duke’s Covid-19 page for the latest news. We offer these resources so you can prepare for any teaching situation in Spring 2022: Preparing Your Spring CourseAdopt best practices in course design, communication with students and
Teaching and learning during the pandemic has been and will continue to be a challenge at Duke, even with the return of classroom teaching. Many teaching practices that became common during the pandemic are still encouraged this year and in the future, because they create a better learning environment for all students. We’ve gathered some helpful guidelines from experiences last year, student surveys and published reports across higher education. Jump
Their work goes largely unnoticed, but the impact Application Engineering staff have on day-to-day operations at Michigan State University is tremendous. Responsible for managing nearly 1,800 servers on campus, more than 260 websites, and countless terabytes of data, the 11 staff that make up AppEng, as it’s referred to within MSU IT, are the stewards of the technology driving MSU. “We provide the platforms that all of the other services
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