Student Technology Tools and Resources for Online Learning

Learning online means you’ll be using technology a lot. Get ahead of the curve by utilizing the recommended and available technology software and services for students.

System Check

You may need to run a system check to ensure that your computer system is properly configured for the web courses. It verifies your browser version, browser settings, and display settings on your computer.

Software, Applications, and Digital Tools for Students

Computer and Wi-Fi Recommendations

  • A newer Windows or Mac computer
  • A reliable internet connection

Need a computer, cable or keyboard? Visit the Campus Computer Store.


Minimum Software, Operating System, and Application Recommendations

  • A reliable internet browser, Firefox or Chrome are best
  • Up to date computer operating system
  • Access to MavMail and Office 365 (download five copies for free)

Technology Training, Help, and Support

Tech questions? We have you covered! Here we share useful help and support resources for quick answers to your tech questions.

  • Support Articles: Search tons of step-by-step support articles on hundreds of topics on the IT Solutions website.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Watch free video courses by experts on thousands of tech and other topics on LinkedIn Learning  (previously
    Minnesota State Mankato has a curated playlist of recommended Office 365 videos, pick and choose videos and courses to learn more about Microsoft applications like Excel, Outlook, Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, and more.
  • IT Solutions Center: Get tech assistance from our IT Solutions Center experts on the web, online chat, email or by phone at 507-389-6654.

Download the Student Tech Resources Quick Guide