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Academic Technology Services recommends low-cost and free technology tools that support student success with a range of teaching strategies. Let's teach with technology together.

Active Teaching and Learning Tools

Learn about active teaching and learning technology tools available at low or no cost to faculty, staff, and students.

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.

Screen and Lecture Capture

Learn about the tools and techniques available to capture and easily share interactive lectures and other videos in your face-to-face, flipped, hybrid/blended, or online classes.

Online Meetings

Online Meetings are web conferences that are hosted online, allowing users to speak to multiple meeting participants and share visuals.

Online Surveys

Online surveys can be used by faculty, staff, and students for teaching, research, and administrative purposes.

Online Collaboration

Online Collaboration allows multiple users to communicate with one another and to create and edit shared documents and presentations on the web from different locations.

Invigilation/Online Proctoring and Anti-Plagiarism

Anti-plagiarism software equips educators with the tools needed in order to effectively check the originality and integrity of a student's work. Invigilation or online proctoring software is one of various techniques for ensuring that students are completing their own assessments.