Welcome to MSU "WebTalk Central"
To reach a centrally sponsored MSU WebTalk site, please click on its name in the table below.  WebTalk site characteristics and participation guidelines vary.  Participants are responsible for reading and observing the policies applicable to the specific sites they use.  After selecting a WebTalk site on the table below, users will be prompted for a user name and password.  Please note that if a user possesses the MSU Pilot address abcdefg@pilot.msu.edu then the WebTalk user name is abcdefg and the password is the corresponding Pilot password.  Users in the East Lansing area who encounter difficulties may call 355-2345.  Users elsewhere may call 1-800-500-1554, toll-free, to obtain assistance.
Site name (click to enter) Description Characteristics
Presidential - Student WebTalk
Sponsored by MSU President Peter McPherson, to support discussion of issues of campuswide interest.  Initial topics focus on new communication plans and on recommendations from the MSU "Action Team." A moderated forum for members of the MSU student body, plus faculty and staff.
Provost's WebTalk This site supports discussion of academic policy matters across the institutional mission of teaching, research, and service/outreach.  Topics include selected matters under review in MSU academic governance bodies.  Procedures vary by topic.  Open to MSU faculty, staff, and students.
Olin Health Center WebTalk Suggestions for consideration by the "Olin Redesign Team" and general comments on Health Center matters may be posted at this site. A moderated forum for members of the MSU student body, plus faculty and staff.
Individuals who wish to participate in an MSU-related electronic forum without a moderator or participation guidelines may utilize msu.misc or contact Libraries, Computing & Technology (517-353-0722) to discuss other alternatives.  

MSU WebTalk (Copyright:  Michigan State University, 1997, 1998) is a generic asynchronous conferencing software tool developed in the Virtual University Group of Libraries, Computing & Technology at MSU.  For more information about WebTalk, please click hereMSU faculty members who wish to utilize WebTalk in their courses should contact staff in the MSU Computer Laboratory (355-4500 ext 185).

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