Tools for Teaching and Learning

Tools Licensed For Campus:

panopto-thumbPanopto is a video capture software that allows you to record video, PowerPoints and computer screen during a lecture, and make them accessible directly from the web. This service is integrated with D2L BrightSpace. Getting Started with Panopto in D2L.
For more information contact eLearning.


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 MinnState community at no cost. Login with your StarID:
MediaSpace help and information


Zoom Conferencing software service offers immersive online meeting experiences for small group collaboration, virtual classrooms and large scale webinars. Meetings can be recorded and shared. This service is provided free to all Faculty, Staff and Students by MinnState. Access your account here, log in with your StarID:

Zoom Desktop Login Instructions

Zoom Desktop Schedule Instructions

Zoom video tutorials on how to use Zoom and the various features is available on the Zoom website:
Zoom Video Tutorials.


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 help and more info on the Qualtrics Survey Platform, see our KB article:( Note:  Surveys involving human research require Institutional Review Board approval.  Please contact BSU IRB at for more information.


Remote Proctor Now. Designed to provide educators and students in distance learning environments with an efficient, convenient, and cost-effective exam process, Remote Proctor Now(RPNow) delivers on-demand, proctored exams that enable students to test online, anytime, anywhere, with integrity. There is a charge to students per exam with this service.