On this page you’ll find resources for online and hybrid courses. Class resources include tools related to accessibility, fall syllabus template language, and MSU academic technology tools for getting started teaching online.
You’ll also find information and tutorials for the following software: Zoom, Kaltura Media Space, iClicker, Packback, Knowmia, FlipGrid, Microsoft Teams, D2L. The resources are organized by category.
Teaching Online: Getting Started
Video in the Classroom
Successful Online Teaching
Fall Syllabus Template
MSU Tech Tools A-Z
Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. This article provides some basic information about the use of MSU Zoom. Zoom’s web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices. Additionally, Zoom can be used with conventional phone lines for audio conferencing.
- Small class size
- Synchronous meeting
- Interaction among all participants is equal
- Meetings can be recorded
- Campus supported
The instructions below help you get started with Zoom. If you are interested in short overview videos please visit the following links created by MSU Colleagues
- Jeremy VanHof’s 5 Minute Guide to Zoom (5:36)
- Shannon Spasova’s Quick and Dirty Introduction to Zoom (8:56)
Zoom Help from MSU IT Website
Logging into the MSU Zoom Site
- Browse to https://msu.zoom.us.
- Click the Login button and log in using your MSU NetID and password.
The Profile tab will display upon login, where you can verify your User Type is Licensed, and your Capacity is 300 for a meeting, and 500 for a webinar.
Closed Captioning Support Information
Zoom users can achieve captioning capabilities for hearing impaired users by using Zoom with this active third-party software: http://www.telestream.net/overview.htm.
For more information on Telestream closed-captioning support, see http://www.telestream.net/telestream-support/captioning/support.htm.
Where can I learn more about using Zoom?
Where can I find additional support articles?
Zoom for MSU Commonly-Asked Questions The Zoom support center offers tutorials and additional support articles. More articles will be developed as needs are identified. Where can I find additional help and support?If you encounter log-in issues or need other technical support, Please use this contact form, contact the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 (Option 2), or send an email to email@example.com
Kaltura Capture is the best option for recording simple lectures that can be delivered to students asynchronously.
Kaltura is found within Mediaspace and can capture screen recording and webcam at the same time as separate feeds and gives viewers the option to choose between which of the two feeds they want to focus on at a given time.
The editing features are limited to mostly trimming the beginning and end of clips, so this tool should be used if you do not plan to edit heavily.
- Screen and webcam recording is simple
- Simplified upload to Kaltura
- Simple and limited editing tools
- Campus supported
- MSU Video Tutorial: how to download Kaltura
- MSU Mediaspace website (Kaltura Capture is under the menu item Add Media)
- How to use Kaltura (video tutorial)
- Media Space Video Management Basics (video tutorial)
- Kaltura Capture Workflow (written directions)
- How to Upload a Video to Kaltura Media Space (written directions)
- Kaltura Knowledge Center Tutorial: How to Publish Videos in Media Space (written directions)