Internet or Online delivery is fully online and asynchronous (without standard meeting times). While there will not be weekly meeting times, instructors may incorporate time-bound elements.

MSU supports Brightspace for Internet or Online asynchronous delivery.

Learn more about Internet or Online asynchronous delivery:


Communicating with Students

Assignments and Student Presentations

Facilitating Discussion

Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. Luke Wood, present "Employing Equity-Minded and Culturally-Affirming Teaching and Learning Practices in Virtual Learning Communities" (video, 1 hour 25 min) (below)

Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. Luke Wood, present "Addressing Racial Bias and Microaggressions in Online Environments" (video, 1 hour 7 min) (below)

Experiential Learning

View the recorded webinar, Experiential Learning in the Online Classroom, from the Student Opportunity Center.

Go to the Recording

Also see the Slide Deck and Resources.

Lecture Capture

What is Lecture Capture?

Lecture capture describes any technology that records live instruction and makes it available digitally for later viewing/listening. This includes screen capture, audio from a microphone or webcam video.

MSU uses Panopto for lecture capture. With Panopto, faculty can record screens and narrate over a PowerPoint, document, image, or website using a device’s microphone. You can your Panopto-produced recordings and upload them to a Brightspace/D2L course for your students to view.

Getting Started

1/5/22 - Workshop: Panopto Basics (41:05)

Panopto trainer Jay Minster explains how to:

  • Log into and explore your Panopto account. 
  • Record, edit, and share videos. 
  • Embed videos into D2L/Brightspace courses. 

Learn more about Panopto.

Tips and Best Practices

To create effective recorded lectures for your students' online learning, follow these tips and best practices:

  • Length: Provide short mini-lectures that are 5-15 minutes long. Aim for bite-sized chunks of information that target 1-2 pieces of content at a time. Students are less likely to watch a 45+ minute recording online. Instructors should break longer lectures into parts when they introduce new topics or concepts. For example, Part I introduces Concept A, and Part II introduces Concept B.
  • Composition: Avoid including large amounts of text on a screen that students must read while listening to audio. Audio narration over images and a few keywords or bullet points is more effective when learning through recorded lectures.
  • Tone: Try to communicate in an informal, personal way. Research suggests students are less likely to pay attention when an instructor uses a more formal, robotic tone.

Embedding a Panopto Recording in D2L/Brightspace

For a basic way to embed a Panopto recording in D2L/Brightspace, see How to Embed a Video in D2L/Brightspace.


For assistance with Panopto, contact Carter Dorsett at MSU Academic Technology and Outreach at or 406-994-6812.

Tools for Making Digital Course Materials

Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Studio

The TLT Studio is available to all faculty interested in developing additional digital course materials. The TLT Studio offers access to a small lecture capture recording suite that provides a contained space and computing and recording equipment for developing video and audio content through Panopto and other tools.

Additionally, the TLT Studio hosts the Learning Glass (video, 1:11), where instructors can create high-quality videos that record directly to a personal USB storage device with a single button push.

You can check availability and request time in the studio here

For assistance with the TLT Studio, contact Carter Dorsett at MSU Academic Technology and Outreach at or 406-994-6812.




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