Technology

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At the College of Business, we provide cutting-edge technologies to ensure that our graduates are prepared for the ever-evolving business landscapes. We ensure our students understand how technology influences our businesses and makes them grow — and how the world sees them. And, we seek solutions to society’s most critical issues through technology education and innovation. 

IT ORIENTATION CHECKLIST TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CLASSES IN THE COLLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Whether your coursework is online or in the classroom, below are the technology recommendations to help make your experience in the College of Business a success. 

STEP 1

All courses have technology guidelines, review the Technology Recommendations section for guidance on hardware and software.

STEP 2

Are you taking classes online or in a traditional classroom? Below are resources to ensure your technology is ready for you to become a digital learner. 

STEP 3

TEST YOUR TECHNOLOGY 

D2L - Most courses will use D2L Brightspace for course material, announcements and grades.  Make sure your web browser on your device is properly configured to use the system.  Run a System Check

Zoom - It is a good idea to test your video in Zoom before a meeting or webinar.  You can do that either manually or via a test meeting.

  1. Make sure you have the correct software installed:
  2. For instructions on testing video for your specific device, read How Do I Test My Video? in the Zoom Help Center.
  3. Test your Zoom software at zoom.us/test.  This will launch a meeting where you are the only participant (you can then invite others if you want to).  This option lets you test your audio and video even if you don't have the Zoom desktop client installed. 
  4. Visit the University Zoom support page for additional information: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/it-solutions/help-support/zoom-getting-started/ 

STEP 4

Be Ready to Learn 

  • In-Person: Select classes such as labs, ensembles, etc. that require students to be present to achieve learning outcomes.
  • FlexSync: A type of course delivery that allows students to flexibly attend the same class in-person or remotely via Zoom.
  • Online: Fully online classes, no in-person or on campus component. For classes offered online in the past or for online programs.