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The SVSU ITS department prides itself on partnering with the campus community, to provide exemplary service and leadership in leveraging technology solutions that support, empower and adapt to the academic and administrative affairs of the University. Our goals are to:
  1.  establish a customer service orientated culture that exceeds expectations, becomes an IT presence in university-wide initiatives, and develops action plans based on metrics.
  2. improve the security of SVSU’s information technology environment, concentrating on an agile and effective approach to addressing cyber threats.
  3. ensure strategic, effective, efficient and comprehensive deployment of resources throughout the institution.
  4. recruit, utilize, develop and retain talented ITS staff in an effective and efficient manner which promotes professional fulfillment, development and growth.
ITS offers a variety of services, including troubleshooting and resolving technical issues, assisting with software installation and configuration, and providing training on various software applications. Additionally, ITS manages SVSU's network, enterprise applications and classrooms to ensure that all hardware and software are up-to-date and functioning properly so students, faculty, and staff can focus on their academic and professional goals without worrying about technical difficulties.

Cardinal Points



Using Teams to Collaborate and Share Files with Colleagues

Learn how to create a MS Team and discover the collaboration and file sharing capabilities this tool offers.



Canvas: Gradebook, Assignments and Rubrics

This workshop covers assignments and rubrics, the Gradebook, and how to use SpeedGrader.



Canvas: Discussions and Groups

This workshop covers the People tool, the Discussions tool, and how to integrate groups into assignments and discussions. 



Adobe Express: Create Stunning Graphics, Web Pages, or Video Stories

Learn how you can easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages.



Canvas - Modules

This workshop covers the Modules tool, which is used to organize content. 



Using MS Teams within Canvas

Teams is now integrated within Canvas. Learn how to create MS Teams meetings within your Canvas course. Host a synchronous meeting with your students from within the Canvas application.



Streamlining Your Workflow: Incorporating AI into Your Daily Routine

This is an introductory workshop to using AI like ChatGPT or MS Copilot to help with basic tasks throughout your day.



Canvas - New Quizzes

The Canvas New Quizzes tool



Canvas - What's New

Learn about the latest features available to you in Canvas.



Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

LockDown Browser and Monitor is a solution for Canvas to allow for more secure online quizzes and tests.

Training and Support

Faculty and staff: Individual and workshop format training is available on SVSU supported software. Use the link, below to register for a workshop or visit to arrange a 1-on-1 appointment.

Students: Contact the Center for Academic Achievement for software assistance.

Computer Labs and Classrooms

SVSU’s approximately 180 classrooms are divided among 10 buildings.  The average classroom seats about 35 students which supports SVSU’s belief in small class sizes and individualized teaching.  Every classroom provides a modern experience with instructor stations containing a computer, document camera and DVD/Blu-ray player.  A projector and speakers will be found in the rooms as well as equipment that may be specific to the discipline of the teachers in a particular classroom.  All rooms are capable of hosting lecture capture software if requested by the teacher.

There are a number of computer labs on campus, all with varying hours, hardware, and software to accommodate the schedules and needs of users at SVSU. Software, like Microsoft Office, is common and easy to find in a lab, while other, specialty titles, like Matlab and SPSS are found in labs typically frequented by students in the majors that use them the most.  Check classroom and lab schedules and equipment and software lists by visiting the mySVSU portal.