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MediaSpace is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which allows faculty, staff, and students to upload and distribute various audio and video media formats. Once a video is created in or uploaded to MediaSpace, users can copy a link or embed code to share their media in online courses and in other online forums.
Do you have content that you've created using Kaltura CaptureSpace Light? Follow these instructions to save and transition that content to the new Kaltura Capture platform. Kaltura Express Capture is for providing video feedback to students in online courses. See this step-by-step guide to using this tool.
Zoom Web Conferencing
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that can be used by faculty, staff and students. To access and use this tool, go to https://minnstate.zoom.us and login with your StarID. See these instructions for guidance in using the Zoom desktop application.
Zoom includes many features, including, but not limited to: meeting rooms for up to 300 people; microphone or telephone audio; session recording with cloud storage; screen sharing; breakout rooms and more.
Respondus Quiz Generator is a software application used to create questions offline and publish them in the D2L Brightspace Quiz tool. This software application is supported by the Minnesota State System Office. A new license key must be updated in order to use Respondus Quiz Generator.
All faculty have access to the installation file for Respondus and information and terms about installing the software via IMS Sharepoint. To access, enter StarID@minnstate.edu as username and use StarID password. Filter by "Faculty Resources" and under the Documents area, filter by keyword "Respondus".
The license key and information about installing the desktop application are available in the document 2019-20 Respondus Quiz Generator Software License Key Info.pdf.
The installation file is available in the zipped file titled Respondus4CampusInstall.zip.
Note: If you have an exam in Word that you print and distribute to students in a face-to-face course, you can convert that file to an Excel CSV (Comma Separated Value) file type that can be quickly imported into the D2L Brightspace course. See Convert a Quiz from Word to Online for step-by-step instructions.
ReadSpeaker TextAid is a document and web reader application that is fully integrated into D2L Brightspace. With one click, users can enable to tool to read course documents and PDFs, as well as web-based content appearing both within and outside of courses.
The following are best practices for use of eBooks and Direct Digital materials, whether you are teaching online or in traditional settings:
Alert students to any additional costs they will incur for these materials.
Provide students with clear instructions on how to get started with eBooks and Direct Digital materials.
Advise students on where to go for help, keeping the following in mind:
All of the access to our Direct Digital content and most of our eBooks are coordinated or sold through RedShelf (though a few in-store eBooks are supplied through VitalSource). Students having difficulty accessing their materials should first call RedShelf. They are very responsive, and unfortunately the publisher help lines are often not.