Brightspace and Collaboration Tools
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Set Up an Asynchronous Discussion with Students
Use the Discussion Tool in Brightspace.
Meet with Students Synchronously
Webex is a cloud-based video conferencing system that allows users to meet remotely and collaborate, sharing screens, files, and video.
Make an Exam Online
Respondus is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be published directly to Brightspace. Exams can be created offline.
Create an Asynchronous Lecture
Lecture capture describes any technology that records live instruction, (including screen capture, audio from mic and webcam video) and makes it available digitally for later viewing/listening.
TechSmith Relay is MSU's officially supported lecture capture tool and is available to faculty, staff and students through MSU's TechSmith campus license.
Adding TechSmith Relay Recordings with Brightspace Courses
Other Campus Resources
University Information Technology (UIT) IT Anywhere Website
UIT has created an excellent website, IT Anywhere, to assist with online teaching and learning in areas such as hardware and software, getting connected, file sharing and security:
Montana State University Library
The library has a guide with timely information to help faculty and students access library resources during the transition to online learning. This guide helps faculty and students identify important resources in the library, including databases, books, e-books and government documents. It also offers assistance for searching within the databases, reading a scholarly journal, and evaluating your sources.