On March 11th, MSU suspended face-to-face instruction and moved coursework to virtual instruction. The following learning platforms have been utilized in a creative way to promote solutions and ensure student success.
Spartan 365 makes Microsoft Office applications and files available wherever the user goes, on whichever device the user chooses. This platform – available to all MSU staff, faculty, and students – provides remote access to a user’s work and organizational tools and is essential for telecommuters. Programs available through Spartan 365 include Word, Excel, OneDrive, Teams, Outlook, and more.
Spartan 365 is compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This means student and health information are protected and onshore data storage is ensured. As part of this agreement, Microsoft will not mine individual data and will only access that data for troubleshooting needs or malware prevention. Spartan 365 customer data belongs to individuals and they can export their data at any time.
Learn more about Spartan 365: go.msu.edu/about365
Uploading your local files to Spartan 365 is simple. Microsoft OneDrive is an online storage tool that is available after logging into Spartan 365. This tool is the ideal place to upload documents, spreadsheets, and other files for personal use. Files located on OneDrive can then be shared to other users using links.
Microsoft Teams is a program available through Spartan 365 that allows users to chat, video conference, share files, and collaboratively work on projects. It is one of the most useful tools available when collaborating remotely. Access Teams at spartan365.msu.edu or to request a team or learn more about teams, visit Microsoft Teams.
If you are a member of a Microsoft Team, you can schedule a meeting in teams. Teams meetings support up to 250 people.
If you are a member of a Microsoft Team, you can record your meeting.
Due to the current impact of COVID-19, Adobe is now offering access to its Creative Cloud programs. Students who require the use of Adobe software for their coursework are now able to receive the Adobe Creative Suite temporarily, at zero cost, until May 31, 2020. MSU has identified courses that require the use of Adobe Creative Cloud software and has enabled access for students participating in those courses. Your college may have notified you if you have access. If you have an Adobe account linked to an MSU email that still does not have access, or if you are unsure if you currently have access, please contact the MSU IT Help Desk.