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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Teaching with Technology

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In recent years integration of instructional technology into the university classroom has become a significant part of education. As such, resources for educating and assisting faculty in this new realm have become crucial. CETL seeks to support the university's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning by providing information and support in the use of educational technology.

The links below offer instructors new technological tools, ideas, and resources that can have a significant impact on student learning in an online environment.

Tech Tools for Online Instructors

iSpring Converts PowerPoint files into movies.
Prezi Move over PowerpOint - Prezi brings your presentations to life.
VoiceThread A collaborative, multimedia slide show which allows the whole class to comment.
Jing Captures anything on you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it.
Lecture Tools Turns student laptops into in-class communication tools and increases student participation regardless of class size.
Voki Enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Perfect for language learning and motivation.
Dropbox Always have your digital files with you no matter which computer you are on.
Photoshop Online Edit and save photos online for free.
TimeToast Create interactive timelines.
xTimeline Create cool timelines.
PicPick Very nice screen capture tool with extras.
CamStudio Create online tutorials and moving screen captures.
SnapnDrag A great screen capture tool for the Mac.
ZohoPolls Create free surveys. Be sure to check out ALL the Zoho tools.