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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Faculty Development and Training

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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.

Faculty Tech Guide:

New to teaching at MNSU?  Use our [PDF] Getting Started Tech Guide for Faculty (2 MiB) to help you access all the tools you will need for your course or your job.  If you have any questions about any of the items listed in the guide, please contact the IT Solutions Center at or 507-389-6654.  

Have students that need tech help?  Give them our [PDF] Getting Started Tech Guide for Students (3 MiB).

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.

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.