Academic Continuity Plans

To support those on your campus who are working to develop alternate delivery modes using academic technologies available at no additional cost through Minnesota State (D2L Brightspace, Kaltura MediaSpace, Zoom, Office 365), we want to share some system office resources we are making available to you and your campuses.

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This page provides some quick how-to videos and step-by-step instructions to help you perform some common tasks as you explore alternate modes of delivery for your course.

Drop In Sessions

Staff from Minnesota State have scheduled Drop In Sessions (see event times below) via Zoom to assist any faculty who may need assistance using the available educational technologies. General schedule is 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm

One-on-One Sessions

If you require one-on-one assistance, please reserve time with a staff member to work one-on-one via Zoom.

Academic Continuity Team Site

Student Affairs Continuity Team Site

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Increase Student Engagement with Discussion Boards

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Increase student engagement with discussion boards

In this webinar, you will be introduced to several, easy to implement discussion techniques that can be used to increase student engagement. You will be introduced a variety of different discussion board activities including icebreakers, multi-media discussions and group projects. You will also learn how to structure a debate online, ways to incorporate scenario-based learning and how to create a discussion board in which students can become the expert on a course topic requiring them research, apply concepts and examples.

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  1. Discuss techniques for increasing engagement using the discussion board.
  2. Discuss a variety of different types of group discussion boards.
  3. Increase student engagement with discussion boards.

Connection Details

Join us via our Zoom meeting location.

Questions? Contact Scott Wojtanowski


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September 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
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Mary O'Brien
Course Delivery, Course Design
Building Awareness