Instructional Technology

Contact Alissa Perkins

Distance Programs Support Specialist at for support of Blackboard.


Contact Sheena Moe

Distance Programs Support Specialist, at for support of the following technologies:

moodle_logo_transp_letter.pngMoodle – Learning Management System (LMS)

Moodle is MSU’s Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle was to support constructivist learning. Moodle can be used as a simple course document repository or as a virtual learning environment. Faculty, staff and students can access Moodle by using their ConnectND credentials.


Web Conferencing (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool offered by the NDUS. Bb Collaborate Ultra delivers an updated, easy-to-use and highly accessible, synchronous web conferencing interface enabling more collaboration choices to support your pedagogical goals. 


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Hoonuit is an online training resource and professional development tool that is available 24/7 and open to ALL Mayville State students. Students can access Hoonuit through Moodle and login simply by using their ConnectND credentials.  



Instant Messaging, IM (Skype for Business)

Instant messaging allows real-time communication with contacts. People can instantly tell if a colleague is online and chat with them using text, audio, and/or video. You can start conversations with IM, voice or video calls, see when your contacts are available online, in a meeting or presenting and broadcast online to a large audience. 



Tegrity is a lecture and content capture software that was chosen by the ND University System to provide that service for its 11 campuses. Tegrity enables faculty, students and staff to record presentations, lessons, training, an entire lecture, and more. The recorded content is searchable, provides for note-taking and participant rating of content, can be streamed live, and can be used on portable devices having internet access. Tegrity integrates with Moodle and is ADA compliant.

Tegrity Recording Retention Schedule


Video Conferencing (Pexip/Polycom Real Presence Desktop)

Pexip, a new video conferencing service, is an application available for faculty, staff and students that allows users to connect with traditional room-based endpoints (IVN classrooms) using only a web browser. Using Pexip, users can also connect using a mobile device. Real Presence is a secondary option that allows you to connect to meetings and/or classes when IVN rooms are not available. Polycom RP requires an account and a software download. Students taking IVN classes from a distance can also use this feature.

Getting Started in PEXIP Student User Guide 

Faculty Guide to Getting Started in Pexip 

Students taking synchronous classes need to ensure they are fully attentive to class activities while attending online class sessions.  Family members, children, pets, cell phones, and other distractions must be out of sight for class sessions.  Distractions for students and the instructor are not allowed. 


Turnitin is the leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention service used by millions of students and faculty, and thousands of institutions worldwide. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people's written material.

Contact Chris Gonnella

Instructional Designer, at 701.788.4709 or for support of the following technologies:


Hoonuit-LOGO-2017.png for Faculty

Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) is an online training resource with hundreds of videos that are available 24/7 and open to ALL Mayville State students, staff and faculty using their ConnectND credentials. 

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ProctorU is an online proctoring service. ProctorU's services allow students to take exams online while ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution. ProctorU proctors authenticate student identities and monitor the exam in real time.


Qualtrics is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based for creating and conducting surveys online. Employees and students of the North Dakota University System can access Moodle through their ConnectND credentials.  

Taskstream for Nursing Faculty

Taskstream helps manage MSU’s assessment data and process to help promote continuous improvement. 


Contact Katie Richards

Director of Student Success and Support Services, at 701.788.4675 or for support of the following technologies:


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Smarthinking is an on-demand online tutoring program. Students have 5 hours of free access to live tutors from within each course shell via the Smarthinking icon. 


Read & Write (formerly Read & Write Gold)

MSU students, faculty and staff have free access to Read&Write, an award-winning literacy software tool that can help students improve reading, writing, research and study skills. The software is designed to help individuals of all ages, abilities and learning styles.


Contact Dean Kostuck

IVN Coordinator, at 701.788.4723 or for support of the following technologies:

Interactive Video Network

Some classes use Internet-based, two-way interactive video to provide real-time collaboration with other students and professionals at multiple locations. The North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN) is a high-quality system used primarily for the delivery of courses.


Contact the Service Desk

701.788.4739 or for support of the following technologies:


All employees and registered students have access to SharePoint, a tool that organizes network services and provides a single point of access to e-mail, a personal calendar, custom technical support documents, MSU news and information, file storage space, software downloads, and some class information.