Faculty & Academic Staff

Check out different training and development resources that may be of interest to faculty, instructors, and academic staff.

Technology Carts

Lecture halls and rooms across campus have tech carts available that contain multi-inputs and outputs of both computer and video sources. Most carts have a touch-panel control system which allows for simple switching of sources such as the cart computer, a laptop, document camera, HDMI or VGA inputs, and a Blu-ray player.

View the training videos below on using the various available tech carts:

MSU IT Technology Training

Check out the Technology Training section of this site for details on such topics as:

  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Spartan 365

Custom training can also be developed for departmental needs. Email ithelp@msu.edu or call (517) 432-6200 to request custom training.

Online Learning

Online resources are available to current employees at no charge. This partnership between Human Resources and MSU IT Services provides a wide variety of e-learning classes, books, and other resources through elevateU.

Employees use these resources at their own pace whenever and wherever. Access elevateU by logging in with your MSU NetID and password.

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MSU Libraries & Training

The MSU Libraries offers different events, seminars, and workshops, including citation management training, mapping and GIS software, and other library tools.

Other resources:


Academic Advancement Network

The Academic Advancement Network (AAN) works with all faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators at Michigan State University as they join the university, establish professional trajectories, and move through various stages of review, promotion, and growth.

AAN provides orientation sessions and materials to help new faculty, academic staff, and administrators learn how to navigate the university community.

There are additional career path, networking, and leadership opportunities through AAN for faculty and academic staff.

Staff & Leadership Development

MSU HR offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, some of which include: