Support Staff

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Robert Davis
Academic Technologist
Library B03

Dean Kostuck
Service Desk Manager
Library B06

Craig Keating
Information Systems Specialist
Library B06

Chris Gonnella
Instructional Designer
Library B03

Matt Dalrymple
Information System Technician
Library B06


Instructional Technologies and Contact Information



Contact Person

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is MSU’s Learning Management System (LMS) that is used for online teaching, learning community building, and knowledge sharing. Faculty, staff, and students can access Blackboard at using their ConnectND credentials. An alternate address is

Robert Davis
Chris Gonnella

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is a revolutionary product that integrates seamlessly into the Learning Management System and focuses on making digital content more accessible by providing students with alternative formats to easily download in each course.


Chris Gonnella


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a web conferencing tool offered by 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.

Robert Davis
Chris Gonnella

Classroom Technologies and Networked Printers

Each classroom or lab contains instructional technologies, such as computers, projectors, and Promethean boards. Several network-shared printers are available for student use. Instructions have been provided in most of the rooms and on most of the networked printers. Feel free to contact the Service Desk for help as needed.

Dean Kostuck

Infobase Learning

Infobase, formerly Hoonuit, is an online training resource with hundreds of videos and hands-on tutorials that are available 24/7 to Mayville State students, faculty, and staff using their ConnectND credentials.

Chris Gonnella
Robert Davis

Interactive Video Network (IVN)

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.

MSU Service Desk
Dean Kostuck

Office 365

All employees and registered students have access to Office 365 and its components, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Skype for Business, Outlook, and SharePoint.

MSU Service Desk
Dean Kostuck


Microsoft cloud storage provided to all MSU students and employees. Save your files and photos to OneDrive and access them from any device, anywhere.

MSU Service Desk


ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows students to take exams online while ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution by authenticating their identities and monitoring the exam in real time.

Robert Davis


Qualtrics is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting surveys online. Qualtrics can be access using ConnectND credentials.

MSU Service Desk
Chris Gonnella

Read & Write

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.

Katie Richards

Respondus 4.0

Tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published to Blackboard.

Robert Davis
Chris Gonnella

Safe Assign

Instantly fix plagiarism, grammatical errors, and other writing issues. Easily Improve Any Text. Eliminate Grammar Errors. AI Writing Assistant. Find and Add Sources Fast. Fix Punctuation Errors

Robert Davis


SharePoint provides a single point of access to email, a personal calendar, custom technical support documents, MSU news and information, file storage, software downloads, and more.

MSU Service Desk

Net Tutor

Net Tutor is an on-demand online tutoring program. Net Tutor can be found in Blackboard.

Katie Richards


Taskstream is a customizable, electronic portfolio, assessment management and performance-based tool. The Nursing and Education Divisions utilize Taskstream extensively.

Collette Christoffers

Kayla Smith


Microsoft Teams is a hub for team collaboration in Microsoft 365 that integrates the people, content and tools teams need to be more engaged and productive.

MSU Service Desk


VoiceThread is a web-based, asynchronous communication tool that can be used to enhance and “humanize” the online experience. With VoiceThread, students and faculty can narrate a presentation with audio and/or video, transform discussion forums from text only to audio/video and comment individually on a topic via text, voice or video.

Chris Gonnella
Robert Davis


YuJa is a lecture and content capture software that was chosen by NDUS to provide service for its 11 campuses. YuJa enables faculty, staff, and students to record presentations, lessons, training, exam proctoring, and more. The recorded content is searchable, provides for notetaking, can be streamed live, and can be used on mobile devices. YuJa integrates with Blackboard. Direct address to YuJa without going through Blackboard is

Robert Davis
Chris Gonnella

Zoom Rooms

Zoom Room classroom spaces provide enhanced technologies for teaching hybrid style classes where some students need to participate remotely.  In-room cameras, microphones, and speakers allow the off-site students to participate in the classroom experience in a similar manner as those in the room.  A list of Zoom Rooms on campus is provided below. 

MSU Service Desk 


Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications. Zoom has an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across multiple devices and room systems. Access Mayville State’s Zoom portal via

MSU Service Desk


Zoom Rooms


Conference Rooms

Field House 111

Field House 113

Classroom Building 103/104

Classroom Building 105

Science 132

Science 144

Education 102

Education 112

Education 114

Old Main 201

Old Main 206

Old Main 208

Old Main 310

Lester Parish Room

Library 120G (quiet room)

Same equipment as classrooms

Heritage Room


Fixed Poly X50 with dual monitors

Old Main 111

Old Main 115

Field House 132

Education 116J

Classroom Building 116


Mobile cart Poly X50 with single monitor

Luckasen Room

Larson Center Conference Room

Old Main 103



Contact Information

Robert Davis: 701.788.4645

Chris Gonnella: 701.788.4709

Dean Kostuck: 701.788.4723

MSU Service Desk: 701.788.4739

Katie Richards: 701.788.4675

Kayla Smith: 701.788.4890