D2L Brightspace is a valuable tool! Learn the basic functions of D2L and how to get started using it.
Learn security tips on how to protect your information and devices from cybercriminals.
Search engine optimization (SEO) helps drive traffic to your website. Learn the basics to boost user engagement!
University website editors, learn helpful tips to improve your website and increase discoverability.
A new version of Zoom is available with more security features than ever before! Update today.
You can now enable multi-factor authentication for your Microsoft Office 365 account.
We couldn’t do what we do without our student workers! Learn about graduating seniors from the ITS team who all have made amazing contributions throughout their time here.
Faculty, start planning your courses by following this quick checklist with some important essentials to keep in mind.
Student workers on the Information Security Team are piloting a podcast focused on educating the University community about cybersecurity topics.
Currently, there is an increase in phishing and scams surrounding COVID-19, including fake coronavirus relief payments and illegitimate charities.
Though the physical location is closed, the Campus Computer Store is still operating online and is still offering repair for computers. Call or email to inquire.
While we make the transition to working and learning remotely, Zoom has been a valuable tool. Learn about important Zoom security settings to help you avoid meeting disruption.
To assist with the need for computers during the transition to online, IT Solutions is launching a new laptop checkout program for students in need.
While we don't recommend Chromebooks as a primary device at MNSU, we have published instructions on how to run University software and tools on Chromebooks for those who may be using them.
Google has deactivated over 500 fraudulent Chrome browser extensions.
Campus Wi-Fi coverage has been extended to parking lot 11 to allow users to park and connect to the internet from inside their car.
A hotline for Student Technology Access has launched, staffed by students for students, to answer questions about accessing technology during the transition to online learning during COVID-19.
During COVID-19 IT Solutions is offering curbside technology drop-off and pick-up right outside of Wissink Hall. We are still offering and supporting technology repairs and purchase pickups from online Campus Computer Store to keep you learning, teaching and working remotely.
A new solution called Jabber allows high volume call areas on campus to send and receive calls from one general number.
With COVID-19 rapidly changing all our usual way of doing things from our greater campus-wide shift to online learning to your daily routines at home, the IT Solutions Center is temporarily changing as well.
You will love using WorkMSU, a brand new way to access more than 14 University software applications and services. Use the VPN in the past? With more applications and faster speeds, we think you will prefer WorkMSU!
Increase your productivity and organization at work, in school, or at home with these powerful Microsoft Office 365 tools that you may not know about!
MavLABS will allow you to access this software on your personal computers off-campus. You'll be able to connect to labs virtually to access specialty software, like ARC GIS, CAD, labs for geography, physics, biology, and more.
Adobe has granted partner Universities around the world access to their Creative Cloud suite temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IT Solutions Video is here and available to support your transition to online teaching and working by helping you capture and produce quality content.
During events like the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19), cyber attackers often use these opportunities to, unfortunately, try to take advantage of the situation.
OneNote is a digital notebook that makes note-taking easy! Use it to take notes in a variety of ways in school, at work, or at home.
Included in Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive is a cloud-based file storage service that allows you to sync your files on all your devices for access anywhere and easy sharing.
Microsoft Teams is an app within Microsoft Office 365 that all Minnesota State Mankato students and employees have access to - for free.
During the month of March, IT Solutions is sharing helpful information about Microsoft Office 365 tools!
The first ever recipient of this award is Dr. Dan Cronn-Mills, a passionate innovator who helped with the development of Minnesota State Mankato's online academic catalog.
Future students now have access to a lite version of Mav Life that helps them find information about Minnesota State Mankato.
IT Solutions strives to make lasting connections with the people who matter most. In recognition of the team's work, a special award was given to Vice President and CIO Mark Johnson.
In May 2020, service is ending for Adobe Connect. Switch to Zoom for a fast and reliable web conferencing solution.
Embed interactive polls into your presentations with Poll Everywhere, a unique audience response system.
Beware of recent email phishing scams involving fake job offers and gift card requests, and learn what to do if you receive a suspicious email.
Programming software MATLAB and Simulink can be downloaded on your personal computer for coursework and research.
Wi-Fi upgrades implemented over winter break improve network speed, coverage, and reliability.
An update coming January 2020 will allow users to automatically see their D2L courses in Mav Life!
Learn about our campus technology resources that can help you succeed in graduate school.
The D2L Brightspace homepage will get two new upgrades in 2020. A School tab that makes it easy to toggle between courses at different MinnState campuses. Plus the My Courses widget featured more prominently on the homepage to get where you need fast.
Learn about the upcoming minor changes coming soon to Episerver, the website content management system (CMS) at Minnesota State Mankato.
Learn how to protect yourself and your information during the rush of holiday shopping.
To help increase student engagement and success, Minnesota State Mankato is working to incorporate more games into the learning experience.
A handful of new and exciting updates are coming to Kaltura MediaSpace on November 21, 2019.
IT Solutions is challenging you to learn something new in November! Use LinkedIn Learning to easily develop new skills in a variety of fields.
Lynda.com has upgraded to LinkedIn Learning! Log in now and enjoy the same great content with tons of new features.
We're making the tech side of course planning easier! We’ve streamlined the D2L course request process and improved your resources.
IT Solutions and the library at Minnesota State University, Mankato are participating in a multi-campus collaboration to help reduce textbook costs for students.
This October, IT Solutions wants to help you learn more about the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect yourself.
Microsoft Outlook's new option allows you to quickly report phishing and junk emails.
Use MavAPPS to access a variety of University software for STEM related topics.
Beware of recent phishing scam involving fake emails posing as University financial aid communications.
The bus tracker, developed through a partnership between the University and the City of Mankato, has helped make transportation more convenient and efficient for the community.
Quick and essential tips to help residence hall students get settled in with tech.
All faculty and staff have access to Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 software on their University devices.
Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 software is now available for students to use in labs on campus, but will require sign-in.
Any smart devices connected to your home's WiFi can be vulnerable to cybercriminals if they are unprotected. Stay safe with these security tips.
New updates are coming to MavPRINT that make it easier than ever to print on campus.
Chris Lienemann is a Solutions Architect who received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Service Award for the IT Solutions division.
A recent breach compromised information from Capital One credit card applicants and Capital One credit card customers.
Zoom is a fast, easy, and dependable web conferencing service now available to staff, faculty, and students.
Add these three positive habits into your social media routine to ensure your privacy and protect your character online.
Cathy Colby, a Solutions Architect, volunteers with her dog Gizmo to provide therapy sessions to individuals in the Mankato and surrounding area.
Microsoft OneDrive helps you store, organize, and share files easily.
Before you buy anything online, ask yourself a few key questions to make sure your information is safe from cybercriminals.
New updates are coming to Microsoft OneNote this summer.
Six steps to get the campus tech essentials that you’ll need most for your classes.
Get quicker access to survey collection software with single sign-on capability.