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How Do I Convert?

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/starid/conversion_training.html

StarID Conversion Training and Support

Welcome to the ITS conversion training and support page. This page has two main areas. First, you'll find our "Six Steps to a Successful StarID Conversion", which contains a step-by-step guide to helping you convert to StarID. Below that, you'll find a matrix of common hardware and operating system configurations with information on how to set up some of the standard MSU systems to use with your StarID. If you need assistance at any time, contact the Service Desk at 507-389-6544 or servicedesk@mnsu.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: This page is a work-in-progress. Additional support materials will be coming online in the coming days and weeks.

Six Steps to a Successful StarID Conversion

How do you convert to StarID? It's easy (well...relatively easy) if you follow these six steps. But if you run into snags, don't worry. ITS is here to help you out.

STEP 1: ACTIVATE and SYNC!

  • What's it mean? You need to change your campus password (MavMail and D2L) to a NEVER used password and then you will have to activate your StarID at starid.mnscu.edu. Once you've activated it, you need to synchronize your StarID password with your campus password (e.g., make it the same as the password for both accounts.)
  • How do I do it?
     

STEP 2: SCHEDULE! (Faculty only)

  • What's it mean? Faculty can schedule their conversion for a time that is convenient for them during the month of November. Note that you may experience some complications as you uncover new and as yet unreported issues, which may take some time to resolve.
  • How do I do it? Details will be coming by the end of October.
  • Sign up here - Look for the course named "Faculty Early StarID Conversion"

STEP 3: CONVERT!

  • What's it mean? On your scheduled date for conversion, ITS will automatically convert you. Please note that if you have not completed Step 1 above, you'll likely experience significant challenges and complications.
  • How do I do it? This will happen automatically. There is nothing actionable on your part.

STEP 4: CONFIGURE!

  • What's it mean? This is the hardest part of the process. For any systems that are entirely web/cloud-based (such as D2L), you shouldn't have any configuration issues. However, any applications on your devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, mobiles, etc.) that store a username or password will need to be reconfigured. This will likely include some of the staple services on campus such as MavNet, your email client (if you use one), MavPrint, and others.
  • How do I do it? Refer to the matrix below for some of the standard configurations and ways to get yourself configured with some of the staple ITS services. Note that not *all* systems or configurations are represented here. If your system is not represented, please contact the Service Desk, 507-389-6544, servicedesk@mnsu.edu.

STEP 5: USE IT!

  • What's it mean? Once you're converted, there's no going back. Embrace it and use it! Your new StarID is your single way to sign onto all MSU services and most MNSCU Services.
    • How do I do it? Use the username (now StarID) and password you created in STEP 1 above to access all of your campus systems.

STEP 6: GET HELP!

  • What's it mean? Confused? Unable to get something working? That's understandable. A process this massive is going to have some bumps in the road. Don't panic! We're here to help.
  • How do I do it? ITS will have a robust suite of support services deployed on campus during the conversion and well into Spring 2014 semester to help you out. We want to be your campus partners in resolving issues with the conversion quickly and efficiently.
    • Contact the Service Desk, 507-389-6654, servicedesk@mnsu.edu;
    • Look for anyone on campus with a "StariD? Ask me!" t-shirt for assistance;
    • Look for one of our "guerilla support" stations around campus for help getting yourself up and running.

Support Wizard

Our StarID configuration wizard will walk you through a series of questions to get you to the training and support documentation for your personal configuration.

Support Matrix

Please note: If you don't see your configuration for a device below, please email starid@mnsu.edu so we can make plans to support your configuration.

  Web-based tools, like D2L & MavMail Mavmail Client Library Access MavPrint and MavDisk Calendar
Desktops          
Windows desktop, on campus on Windows 7 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Windows desktop, off campus on Windows 7 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Windows desktop, on campus on Windows 8 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Windows desktop, off campus on Windows 8 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Macintosh desktop, on campus on OSX10

Outlook Client

Mail Client

Library Access

MavPrint

MavDisk

Syncs with Outlook or Mail Client

Apple Calendar Setup

Macintosh desktop, off campus on OSX10

Outlook Client

Mail Client

Library Access

MavPrint

MavDisk

Syncs with Outlook or Mail Client

Apple Calendar Setup

Laptops          
Windows laptop, on campus on Windows 7 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Windows laptop, off campus on Windows 7 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Windows laptop, on campus on Windows 8 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Windows laptop, off campus on Windows 8 Outlook Client Library Access MavPrint Syncs with Outlook
Macintosh laptop, on campus on OSX10

Outlook Client

Mail Client

Library Access

MavPrint

MavDisk

Syncs with Outlook or Mail Client

Apple Calendar Setup

Macintosh laptop, off campus on OSX10

Outlook Client

Mail Client

Library Access

MavPrint

MavDisk

Syncs with Outlook or Mail Client

Apple Calendar Setup

Tablets          
Android tablet Mail Client Library Access Syncs Mail Client
iPad on iOS 6 Library Access Syncs Mail Client
iPad on iOS 7 Mail Client Library Access Syncs Mail Client
Surface tablet on Windows 8 Outlook Client Library Access

MavPrint

MavDisk

Syncs with Outlook
Phones          
Android phone Mail Client Library Access Syncs Mail Client
iPhone on iOS 6 Library Access Syncs Mail Client
iPhone on iOS 7 Mail Client Library Access Syncs Mail Client
Windows Phone Library Access Syncs Mail Client

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