IT Solutions News

Poll Everywhere Free for Faculty and Staff

Embed interactive polls into your presentations with Poll Everywhere, a unique audience response system.

Email Scam Alert: Fake Job Offers and Gift Cards

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.

MATLAB and Simulink Available for Students and Faculty

Programming software MATLAB and Simulink can be downloaded on your personal computer for coursework and research.

Campus Wi-Fi Upgrades Made Across Campus Over Winter Break

Wi-Fi upgrades implemented over winter break improve network speed, coverage, and reliability.

New Features in Mav Life: Automatic D2L Integration

An update coming January 2020 will allow users to automatically see their D2L courses in Mav Life!

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

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.

Episerver December Enhancements

Learn about the upcoming minor changes coming soon to Episerver, the website content management system (CMS) at Minnesota State Mankato.

Shop Safe Online this Holiday Season

Learn how to protect yourself and your information during the rush of holiday shopping.

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.

Kaltura MediaSpace Updates for Fall 2019

A handful of new and exciting updates are coming to Kaltura MediaSpace on November 21, 2019.

New Skills November

IT Solutions is challenging you to learn something new in November! Use LinkedIn Learning to easily develop new skills in a variety of fields.

LinkedIn Learning is Here! has upgraded to LinkedIn Learning! Log in now and enjoy the same great content with tons of new features.

Essential Checklist for Course Planning

We're making the tech side of course planning easier! We’ve streamlined the D2L course request process and improved your resources.

Faculty Grant Funds Available for Open Educational 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.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October, IT Solutions wants to help you learn more about the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect yourself.

New Option in MavMAIL Helps You Report Phishing Emails

Microsoft Outlook's new option allows you to quickly report phishing and junk emails.

All About MavAPPS

Use MavAPPS to access a variety of University software for STEM related topics.

Student Quick Guide to D2L

D2L Brightspace is a valuable tool! Learn the basic functions of D2L and how to get started using it.

Cybercriminals Strike with Financial Aid Email Phishing Scams

Beware of recent phishing scam involving fake emails posing as University financial aid communications.

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.

Top 5 Tech Tips for Students Living On-Campus

Quick and essential tips to help residence hall students get settled in with tech.

Faculty and Staff Access to Adobe Creative Cloud 2018

All faculty and staff have access to Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 software on their University devices.

Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 Now in Labs for Students

Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 software is now available for students to use in labs on campus, but will require sign-in.

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.

MavPRINT Updates Coming Fall 2019

New updates are coming to MavPRINT that make it easier than ever to print on campus.

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.

Capital One Information Breach Estimated to Affect 100 Million U.S. Customers

A recent breach compromised information from Capital One credit card applicants and Capital One credit card customers.

Keep Your Team Connected with Zoom Web Conferencing Service

Zoom is a fast, easy, and dependable web conferencing service now available to staff, faculty, and students.

Shield Your Socials!

Add these three positive habits into your social media routine to ensure your privacy and protect your character online.

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.

Stay Tech Safe with Top Security Tips

Learn security tips on how to protect your information and devices from cybercriminals.

Discover Free File Storage with Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive helps you store, organize, and share files easily.

Summer Shopping Tips

Before you buy anything online, ask yourself a few key questions to make sure your information is safe from cybercriminals.

OneNote Gets Even Better!

New updates are coming to Microsoft OneNote this summer.

Campus Technology 101

Six steps to get the campus tech essentials that you’ll need most for your classes.

New Qualtrics Sign-On Makes Things Simple

Get quicker access to survey collection software with single sign-on capability.

Get Live and On-Demand TV Access Free on Campus!

Use SpectrumU to watch TV shows, live sports, and movies on any device.

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