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ATS  is committed to assisting the Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty in finding ways to use technology to make your teaching and research activities more effective and efficient to promote student success. Whether you need self-paced learning that you can take from your computer or mobile device anytime, anywhere, or if you prefer more face-to-face, classroom-based instruction, our faculty training and development services can help you enhance your teaching and research profile. We outline some of these services below.

Certificate in Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning:

The Certificate for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning (CEOTL) is a program designed to bring faculty together once a month over the course of a year to learn about principles of effective online course design, build, and teaching. We discuss instructional design, learning and motivational science, and technology in this highly interactive, collaborative learning environment. The course is intensive but manageable, with only one required monthly meeting, although there are between-class readings and short writing/design assignments. The program is structured to help those who are interested in taking their rudimentary online course to the next level, or those just starting out get a solid foundation of the principles for effective teaching online. To enroll in the next session, please contact Mary Van Duynhoven, 507-389-5899.

Self-Paced Technology Training:

This is a chance for you to learn at your own pace at your location of choice! 

  •  - Self-paced online software training website that all faculty, staff and students have free access to. 
  • Microsoft IT Academy - Designed to lead toward certification in the MS Suite, the IT Academy is free for all students, staff, and faculty.
  • Academic Technology Services YouTube Channel - Watch tutorials on any of our enterprise technology tools.
  • MavTUBE - Minnesota State Mankato’s own youtube!

Tech Tactics:

These fun one hour sessions will talk about all sorts of topics from current technology to new innovations to teaching methods. They are held weekly in the Center for Excellence and Innovation and in Edina via TelePresence from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check the training calendar for a complete list of Tech Tactics sessions.
Additionally, we have developed some materials to help you implement the Tech Tactics if you can't make it to the face-to-face session. Check out our Tech Tactics: Implementation series!

Drop-In Sessions:

Come to any of our our drop-in sessions and ask questions, learn from the experts or just come and work with an expert around to assist. We have drop-ins for Academic Technology Services where you can get assistance with D2L, Instructional Design and/or Technology Tools. All Drop-in sessions are held in the Center for Excellence and Innovation. Check the training calendar for a complete list of drop-in sessions.

Enriching Learning Environments (ELE) To Go: 

We offer colleges/departments customized training called ‘ELE to go’. We come to your location of choice, talk about the instructional design and technology tools or your choice, and do it according to your college/department strategic technology plan. Contact Marni Dunning to schedule a consultation and begin to develop your college's customized training plan.