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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Online Resource Center

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Academic Technology Tools

A variety of technology tools may be utilized to facilitate online and blended courses. Tools like Desire to Learn (D2L), Jing, Camtasia, Adobe Connect and others are widely used. Click the link to the Academic Technology Tools below for detailed information.


For more information and support please contact:


Technology Director for the College of Education

Phone: 507-389-1151

Nicky Gregory
Graduate Assistant for the Online Resource Center (ORC)
Armstrong Hall 301R

Phone: 507-389-1064

About the Online Resource Center

The function of the Online Resource Center (ORC) is to boost and increase the extent to which technology enhances the quality of teaching and learning both for online and blended courses at College of Education of Minnesota State University Mankato. Our mission is to provide support, promote, and enhance teaching effectiveness at the College of Education through instructional strategies and faculty development. We promote methods that enable the University to achieve its goals of providing a student-centered, technology enhanced educational experience for all students taking online and hybrid courses.

Our mission is to improve online and hybrid courses and their design by

  • Providing resources so that faculty can broaden their pedagogical exploration and reflection
  • Providing assistance with course development and integration of technologies into the course curriculum
  • Designing, promoting and hosting faculty development opportunities through collaborative projects, training and consultation services.