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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Course Website / LMS

Page address:

What is a Course Website / LMS?  

Course Websites and LMS, learning management systems, are hubs for various pieces of information an educator gathers and shares with their students in regards to a specific course.

Enterprise Tools: 

These tools are fully supported. Contact the ITS Service Desk at 507.389.6654 for assistance.

  • Desire2Learn (D2L) - Desire2Learn (D2L) is the learning management system we use here at MSU. Whether courses are taken online or face to face, D2L is the driving mechanism for delivering content or supplemental materials for courses. Also includes a place for discussions, announcements, dropbox for assignments, quizzes and gradebook.  
  • Moodle - Moodle is the Learning Management System used at Minnesota State Mankato for some continuing Education courses. Users create their own accounts and pay for courses online with their Credit Card. Extended Learning manages completion and CEU’s and each course instructor manages the courses. 

Staff Favorites: 

These tools are not supported. These are favorite tools of the ATS Staff and they may be able to offer assistance. Primary support is usually found on the websites for these tools.

  • Piazza - Piazza is a cloud-based social media LMS with robust interactive features that allow learners to engage with one another in novel and innovative ways.