Educational Technology Tools

On this page you will find resources for commonly used educational technology tools. For more information on these tools contact Gwyn Shelle at heyboerg@msu.edu.

Camtasia

Camtasia lets you record a video of what’s on your computer screen that can be used for recorded lectures, how-to videos, or demonstrations. You can also use Camtasia to edit Zoom recordings or video taken with a mobile device.

Cost: $171 for PC version through the MSU Computer Store https://cstore.msu.edu/

Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn is a learning management system that staff can use to create online courses to support their programming. Programming options include fully online, blended (online and face-to-face), or supplement to face-to-face programming. Instructors can post documents, online lectures, interactive online activities, assessments and evaluations.

URL: https://d2l.msu.edu/

Cost: Free to staff and participants

Instructor Manual: Desire2Learn Instructor Training Guide

Student Manual: Desire2Learn Student Training Guide

FileDepot

FileDepot is a convenient and simple way to transfer files within Michigan State University or with colleagues outside the university.

Cost: Free

URL: https://filedepot.msu.edu/

MediaSpace

MediaSpace is an online tool that allows Michigan State University faculty, staff, and students to host and share audio and video files at no cost.

URL: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/

Manual: Storing and Managing Your Videos in MediaSpace

Moodle

Moodle is a learning management system, managed by the eXtension Foundation, that MSU Extension staff can use to create online courses to support their programming. Programming options include fully online, blended (online and face-to-face), or supplement to face-to-face programming. Instructors can post documents, online lectures, interactive online activities, assessments and evaluations.

Cost: Free (since MSU is a Premium eXtension Member)

URL: https://catalog.extension.org/

Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings.

Cost: Free for basic account (unlimited time and up to 50 participants)

URL: https://msu.zoom.us/