Online Teaching Technology Tools

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We recognize teaching online requires preparation, training, and ongoing professional development. However, there may be events that do not allow you to get training prior to teaching online.

Consider reviewing Getting Started and Six Keys to Success to help you make decisions about which tools are best for your class, teaching style, and students' needs.

You may also browse a comprehensive list of supported tools on the Instructional Design Services website.

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Three Recommended Tools

Here we recommend three supported technology tools to help you transition your courses online quickly.

D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is the learning management system software we use at Minnesota State, Mankato. Brightspace has a broad range of features that can help faculty make their courses more efficient and more effective whether it is face-to-face, hybrid/blended, or fully online.



Zoom is a full-featured video and collaborative technology that uses cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Find Zoom login, instructions, virtual backgrounds, training resources and help here.



MediaSpace/Kaltura Capture is our screen recording solution tool. This tool allows you to easily record and share presentations, lectures, meetings, and mobile video from virtually anywhere.

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Wanting to dive deeper? Have questions or want to learn more? We offer 20+ hours per week of drop-in sessions, online training and more.

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