Ed Tech 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 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 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 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 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


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/