IT Solutions News

Life Hacks to Avoid Getting Hacked!

Life Hacks to Avoid Getting Hacked!

Learn four easy life hacks you can do right now to help you stay safe online and be cyberaware.
What is Search Engine Optimization and Why is it Essential?

What is Search Engine Optimization and Why is it Essential?

Search engine optimization (SEO) helps drive traffic to your website. Learn the basics to boost user engagement!
Cybercriminals Strike with Financial Aid Email Phishing Scams

Cybercriminals Strike with Financial Aid Email Phishing Scams

Beware of phishing scams involving fake emails posing as University financial aid communications.
Student Quick Guide to D2L Brightspace

Student Quick Guide to D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is a valuable tool! Learn the basic functions of D2L and how to get started using it.
Top 5 Tech Tips for Students Living On-Campus

Top 5 Tech Tips for Students Living On-Campus

Quick and essential tips to help residence community students get settled in with tech.
Campus Technology 101

Campus Technology 101

Six steps to get the campus tech essentials that you’ll need most for your classes.
Instructor Quick Guide to D2L Brightspace

Instructor Quick Guide to D2L Brightspace

Instructors can use D2L Brightspace to organize course materials, connect with students, log grades, and more!
Top Tips to Enhance Your Website

Top Tips to Enhance Your Website

University website editors, learn helpful tips to improve your website and increase discoverability.
#BeCyberAware While Gaming

#BeCyberAware While Gaming

Gamers – learn top tips you can practice right now to be safe while gaming online.
Email Login Versus Address: Know the Difference!

Email Login Versus Address: Know the Difference!

Students - never share your University email login! Make sure you know the difference between your email address and your email login in order to protect your account.
EquatlO Math Software Available D2L Brightspace

EquatlO Math Software Available D2L Brightspace

EquatlO, a cloud-based software, helps you write math symbols and equations, create graphs, and more!
Online Shopping Safety

Online Shopping Safety

Before you buy anything online, ask yourself a few key questions to make sure your information is safe from cybercriminals.
IT Solutions Student Employee Spotlight, Spring 2021 Graduates

IT Solutions Student Employee Spotlight, Spring 2021 Graduates

Learn about graduating Spring 2021 seniors from the ITS team, what they enjoyed about their work, and where they're headed after graduation. Help us congratulate their accomplishments!
Scammers Don’t Take Vacations – Top Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked this Summer

Scammers Don’t Take Vacations – Top Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked this Summer

Take time to protect yourself, your devices, and sensitive information from cybercriminals this summer with our top tips.
Mavericks Esports Partners with Mobalytics and KovaaK

Mavericks Esports Partners with Mobalytics and KovaaK

Mavericks Esports has partnered with Mobalytics Plus and KovaaK 2.0 to help varsity players analyze their stats and train.
Security Tips for Online Banking

Security Tips for Online Banking

Do you engage in online or mobile banking? Find out how to keep your transactions secure with these tips.
Mavericks Esports Reaches New Heights & Brings Exciting Opportunities

Mavericks Esports Reaches New Heights & Brings Exciting Opportunities

Head coach Jacquie Lamm gives an update on Mavericks Esports and upcoming opportunities this spring, summer, and fall.
Keep Safe While Using Zoom, Avoid Zoom-Bombing

Keep Safe While Using Zoom, Avoid Zoom-Bombing

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.
Microsoft March Spotlight: Apps You Have, But Haven't Heard Of

Microsoft March Spotlight: Apps You Have, But Haven't Heard Of

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!
Microsoft March Spotlight: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft March Spotlight: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an app within Microsoft Office 365 that all Minnesota State Mankato students and employees have access to - for free.
Microsoft March Spotlight: OneNote

Microsoft March Spotlight: OneNote

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.
Microsoft March Spotlight: OneDrive

Microsoft March Spotlight: OneDrive

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.
Learn About Microsoft Office 365 Throughout Microsoft March!

Learn About Microsoft Office 365 Throughout Microsoft March!

During the month of March, IT Solutions is sharing helpful information about Microsoft Office 365 tools!
Is Your Smart Home Protected?

Is Your Smart Home Protected?

Any smart devices connected to your home's WiFi can be vulnerable to cybercriminals if they are unprotected. Stay safe with these security tips.
Mavericks Esports Spring 2021 Recruit Competes in Championships

Mavericks Esports Spring 2021 Recruit Competes in Championships

Minnesota State Mankato accounting junior, Taylor Savoy, has been making a name for himself in esports.
IT Solutions Student Employee Spotlight, Fall 2020 Graduates

IT Solutions Student Employee Spotlight, Fall 2020 Graduates

Learn about graduating seniors from the ITS team and what they enjoyed most about working with us. Our student workers play a big part in helping us succeed, help us congratulate them!
Meet Jacquie Lamm, Head Coach of Mavericks Esports

Meet Jacquie Lamm, Head Coach of Mavericks Esports

Learn more about Coach Lamm in this exclusive Q and A.
Esports and Gaming Make a Splash at Minnesota State Mankato

Esports and Gaming Make a Splash at Minnesota State Mankato

The gaming community is passionate about video games and the University is eager to support student interest with an esports varsity team and training facility in the works as of fall 2020.
IT Solutions in Action

IT Solutions in Action

Check out our year in review to see how we contributed to campus technology throughout the 2019-2020 academic year!
IT Solutions Student Employee Spotlight, Spring 2020 Graduates

IT Solutions Student Employee Spotlight, Spring 2020 Graduates

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.
First IT Solutions Partner of the Year Awarded

First IT Solutions Partner of the Year Awarded

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.
Students Thank IT Solutions for Continued Support and Innovation

Students Thank IT Solutions for Continued Support and Innovation

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.
MATLAB and Simulink Available for Students and Faculty

MATLAB and Simulink Available for Students and Faculty

Programming software MATLAB and Simulink can be downloaded on your personal computer for coursework and research.
Top Tech Resources for Graduate Students

Top Tech Resources for Graduate Students

Learn about our campus technology resources that can help you succeed in graduate school.
New homepage upgrade in D2L Brightspace in 2020

New homepage upgrade in D2L Brightspace in 2020

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.
Game-Based Learning and the Quest for Student Engagement

Game-Based Learning and the Quest for Student Engagement

To help increase student engagement and success, Minnesota State Mankato is working to incorporate more games into the learning experience.
Bus Tracking App En Route to Improving Mankato Public Transportation

Bus Tracking App En Route to Improving Mankato Public Transportation

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.
Get to Know the 2018-2019 IT Solutions Outstanding Service Award Recipient

Get to Know the 2018-2019 IT Solutions Outstanding Service Award Recipient

Chris Lienemann is a Solutions Architect who received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Service Award for the IT Solutions division.
Meet Gizmo, a Superdog with a Helping Heart

Meet Gizmo, a Superdog with a Helping Heart

Cathy Colby, a Solutions Architect, volunteers with her dog Gizmo to provide therapy sessions to individuals in the Mankato and surrounding area.