Tools for Teaching and Learning

Tools licensed for campus:

panopto-thumbPanopto is a video capture software that allows you to record video and PowerPoints during a lecture, and make them accessible directly from the web.  For more information contact the ITS helpdesk


MediaSpace is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats. Faculty, staff and students may upload media content to the MediaSpace server which automatically converts and optimizes your media for hassle-free distribution on the web. Once on uploaded, MediaSpace will provide links and embed code that you can use to share your media with others. This service is offered to the MnSCU community at no cost. Login @
MediaSpace help and information is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through a campus subscription, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Access through MyBSU.


images-1Adobe Connect web conferencing software service offers immersive online meeting experiences for small group collaboration, virtual classrooms and large scale webinars. Meetings can be recorded and shared. BSU has a limited number of licenses. To request a license and training, contact the ITS help desk or email


Qualtrics Research Suite. Built specifically for higher education, Qualtrics Research Suite provides an all-in-one platform to capture real-time insights and make fact-based decisions. Qualtrics offers a robust survey tool with integrated branding, distribution and reporting. For usage assistance, visit the Qualtrics support series: Learn Qualtrics in 5 Steps.
Access Qualtrics through MyBSU.


Tools that require download or license purchased:

UnknownAdobe Presenter-Content authoring in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Presenter is a plug-in for PowerPoint that is gaining popularity on campus. Presenter adds a new tab, or ribbon, into the PowerPoint interface that you are familiar with to Record and sync your audio and PowerPoint slides to engaging eLearning content.

For assistance using or to order a copy of Presenter contact the ITS Help Desk #3777
For information on recording audio follow this link: Recording Audio